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Saturday, October 11, 2003
Can I just rave about two of my most favorite books? They're two of the greatest books ever written.


1. Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Award in 2000, Interpreter of Maladies is a collection of short stories by Indian-English writer, Jhumpa Lahiri. All of the stories are all about the lives of Indians in India and around the world. It's a well-written book that exudes so much emotion, history and passion. I first heard of the book from a Filipino writer I interviewed a couple of years ago. Then I saw it in a bookstore inside the San Francisco airport and quickly bought it. A bit steep, around $13, but it was worth it. I love to read it again and again because it's so passionate and emotional. I haven't seen a copy of this book here in the Philippines yet but when you do, I suggest you grab it quickly. It's so worth it.

I'm looking forward to grabbing her copy of her second book and first novel, The Namesake. It got mixed reviews but I still want to buy it.


2. Leadership by Rudy Giuliani

Not something you'd expect but ever since I caught him on the Oprah Winfrey Show promoting this book, I've been curious about it. Then I saw its paperback edition at Powerbooks Arnaiz during its annual sale and I grabbed the book, especially since it had a 20% discount. Anyway, I bought it last August but since I was still reading LOTR, I didn't have a choice but put it aside. (I never reads two books at the same time) I started reading this book around a week and a half ago and I swear it is one of the greatest books I have ever read. Every leader, CEO, politician, entrepreneur, everyone, should read this. People will learn so much about leadership skills after reading this. And if everyone actually used these skills, oh, this world will be a better place.

I've been taking this book everywhere with me because I don't want to let it go. I have the utmost respect and admiration for Giuliani as a leader now. I wish everyone had his principles.

One of his principles is to always prepare and never assume anything. Wise words from a wise man. I think one of the reasons plans and events go haywire is because people assume that everything will go smoothly. But as an organizer or a leader, you have to cover everything from every base, every angle, every situation to have smooth sailing.

He has more to say. And I strongly recommend everyone buy this book. It is very inspiring, especially as a leader.
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