Always Eat Left Handed: 15 Surprising Secrets For Killing It At Work And In Real Life

Always Eat Left Handed: 15 Surprising Secrets For Killing It At Work And In Real Life

by Rohit Bhargava


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#1 Amazon Best Seller - Business Overall

Finalist: Best Business Book - International Book Awards

Finalist: Best Career Advice Book - Foreword INDIES Book Award


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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940858449
Publisher: Ideapress Publishing
Publication date: 06/07/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 1,209,575
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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

Appendix 141

3 Reasons to share this book 161

Acknowledgements 163

Index 167

Endnotes 175

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“This book will entertain and inspire you to be more intentional about how you find joy and success.”

MALLIKA CHOPRA, Author of Living With Intent

“This engaging book lays out the secrets anyone can use to get ahead - simply by being a little different.”

MELANIE NOTKIN, founder and bestselling author of SAVVY AUNTIE and Otherhood

"This no-nonsense guide will help you avoid the most common mistakes people make when starting out in their careers."

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