The Power of Ignored Skills by Manoj Tripathi highlights some of skills that often go unnoticed.This book collectively emphasize the importance of skills and how it lead to success and position in life.Here is The power of ignored skills summary and review.
Author shared info of skills.He says skills make us eligible to perform tasks.Skills can be acquired after practice.The book has total 9 chapters:
- Power of observation
- Power of connecting dots
- Power of communication
- Power of purpose
- Power of dream
- Power of thinking out of box
- Power of perseverance
- Power of deep diving
- Power of prediction
Manoj Tripathi is a blogger and had worked as CEO in many big companies having indian roots.He named this book power of ignored skills by giving us example that as overweight we know the outcomes but still ignore exercise.Same goes for skills that go unnoticed but they have worth.
The Power of Ignored Skills Summary
I summarized all 9 chapters of The Power of Ignored Skills by Manoj Tripathi as follows:
Power of observation
Manoj Tripathi started this chapter by Will Rogers qoutation on observation that it changes our mind.Observation is defined as experience we get by watching things.
Author gave an example of Newton when an apple fell on his head.He observed all this thing and think why it fall down.This idea started from observation leads to development in field of physics.
There’s another example I loved in this chapter is of Coffee invention.Howard Schultz was astonished after watching coffee employees behavior and their knowledge.This part of book shares how knowledge is linked to observation.The best example is of kids who learn by watching or observing parents.
Author used a term “Thin Slicing“by Malcolm Glandwell that says we draw multiple observation on single info.
Power of Connecting Dots
This chapter starts by Steve job opinion on connecting dots that says we can’t connect dots forward but backward.Connecting dots is basically using facts and ideas together and seeing the clear image.
- Our brain work in connections that connect each other for info transmission.
This chapter shares some technological data for example of George Gray invention of smartphone.Further shares importance of making plans.
Power of communication
Winston Churchill got support of his public in world war 1.This happened because of the way he communicated.Many leaders use the communication trick and easily change public moods.
Author shares how more than 90 percent fights occur because of communication or the tone of voice.He tells the delivery of words has influence.
Power of purpose
All of us have some goals in life.No one wanted to live a purposeless life.In this chapter,you can read Stephen Covey(author of 7 habits of highly effective people) opinion on purpose how it lead to motivation and bring destiny at end.
Author highlighted scientists as the people who worked with great purpose.This chapter motivated me to never give up on my goal.
Power of dream
We all have dreams and we wanted to get them.Kalan says that dreams won’t let us sleep are truly the dreams.They help us to get our goals that are essential.
Martin Luther king had achieved his dream of getting respect for his people from world.You’ll read the example of Henry Ford never give up on his dream who till the end.
Power of thinking out of box
Thinking out of box is metaphor meaning that try to think outside of comfort zone or just break the barriers that resist the thinking.
Thinking out of box even refers to problem solving skills and with the lateral thinking that tackles fear.Author shared great info on change by giving many individual examples.
- Change is necessary in life and for getting it,try to break the limits.
Power of perseverance
Perseverance means keep moving or never give up even in bad moments of life.I loved when author included Michael Jordan example by saying how he failed multiple times but still he remained persistent.Today all of us know Michael Jordan.
- This chapter also touch scientific example of perseverance (Thomas Edison).
I loved the start of this chapter when author shares Abraham Lincoln opinion on perseverance as it’s key for success.Martin Luther also believes try to go ahead even in critical conditions.
Power of Deep Diving
This chapter summarize how deep diving is a recipe of victory.Deep diving is like catching fish.For getting giant fishes,you have to go in shallow water.Deep thinking helps us to confront many things in life.
One thing that damage deep diving is overconfidence.This chapter emphasizes how lil knowledge is lethal.
Power of prediction
Author started this chapter by Jeff Hawkins opinion that intelligence somehow related to prediction.Prediction means one can say something about future.Most of political leaders predict the future and attract huge public.
This chapter tells how Wikipedia predict about weather.I loved how author said that who predict correctly earn respect and these people are scientists.
- This chapter collectively summarize that prediction is necessary in every area from sports to politics.
Takeaways From Book
After finishing this book around in 2 days,I get these lessons:
- No matter what try to keep moving
- Think out of box and confront your fear
- Think deep to solve problems
- Observe things to acquire knowledge
- Be the one who speak good
- Set goals in life and go for them
Review of The Power of ignored skills
This book wasn’t lengthy around of 150 pages and didn’t consumed much of time.
- The best thing in this book is Manoj Tripathi used amazing qoutations from many famous philosophers and also included successful people examples
What I learned from this book is all successful people were keen observers and they never give up after failures.As a cricket fan,this captivated me when author used Sachin cover drive to Dale Stayn.Only few people learned that cover drive as they observed deeply.
- You’ll not regret reading this book.Some of terms seems described in many other self help books but author explained in his unique way(personal opinion). Overall,taste this one.
Conclusion:The Power of Ignored Skills
This blog discussed the power of ignored skills summary and review.Its a thought provoking book that help you to think differently in life to get success.The lessons of book gonna stay with reader for long time.
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