#1 Amazon Best Seller - Business Overall
Finalist: Best Business Book - International Book Awards
Finalist: Best Career Advice Book - Foreword INDIES Book Award
A SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE SURROUNDED BY OBVIOUS ADVICE
This entertainingly irreverent book from Wall Street Journal
bestselling author and occasional Georgetown University professor Rohit
Bhargava filled is with brutally honest secrets of success no one has ever dared to tell you.
Start smoking? Be a cross-dresser? Procrastinate more? Make people cry?
Learn to yodel?
Reading just a few of these “secrets,” you might wonder if this book is serious. Indeed, it is. Through a bite-size collection of 15 quirky and insightful stories told in a highly readable non-boring style, you’ll learn how to:
- Think faster on your feet when things go wrong
- Be the type of person everyone wants to work with
- Get better at starting (and ending) conversations
- Find resilience after failure without losing optimism
- Stand out by being the most approachable person in any room
For anyone sick of hearing you should do what you love, take more risks and make mistakes, this empowering book is like a desperately needed pair of noise-canceling headphones for uselessly obvious advice. Instead, Always Eat Left Handed offers a real world, no-nonsense playbook for getting ahead in school, work and life by doing exactly the opposite of what most people tell you. Starting, of course, with eating left handed.
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About the Author
Rohit Bhargava is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author of five books, occasional Georgetown University professor, and award-winning storyteller who has been invited to speak at events in 32 countries around the world. After spending 15 years working in corporate America and Australia, Rohit became an entrepreneur and is currently the founder of three successful businesses. He is based in Washington DC with his wife and two young boys, and believes that the most entertaining and impactful "job" he will ever have is being a great dad and teaching his sons to be kind when no one expects it, curious about the things others take for granted, and confident enough to change the world.
Table of Contents
Read This First: Is This Book for You? 1
Introduction: Why Eat Left Handed? 3
Chapter 1 The Pomegranate Principle 9
I Think Better 17
Chapter 2 Be Forgetful 19
Chapter 3 Start Smoking 27
Chapter 4 Reinvent Your playlist 35
Chapter 5 Learn to Yodel 43
II Work Better 49
Chapter 6 Ignore Your Job 51
Chapter 7 Never Serve Burnt Toast 59
Chapter 8 Be a Cross-Dresser 65
Chapter 9 Procrastinate More 71
III Communicate Better 79
Chapter 10 Make Others Cry 81
Chapter 11 Interrupt Often 91
Chapter 12 Never Eat Cauliflower 97
Chapter 13 Write On Walls with a Sharpie 105
IV Connect Better 111
Chapter 14 Leave your Toys Out 113
Chapter 15 Rip Your Jeans 121
Chapter 16 Help people steal 127
Chapter 17 Why Most Good Advice is Useless 133
Afterword Why This Book Took 4 Years to Write… 139
3 Reasons to share this book 161
What People are Saying About This
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