One of the neat features of the kindle is that you can see what others are highlighting –here are some selections from some heavily highlighted books:
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
Abuse and respect are diametric opposites: You do not respect someone whom you abuse, and you do not abuse someone whom you respect.
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content.
Parkinson’s Law dictates that a task will swell in (perceived) importance and complexity in relation to the time allotted for its completion
Type I behavior emerges when people have autonomy over the four T’s: their task, their time, their technique, and their team.
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
If you want people to change, you must provide crystal-clear direction.
Emotional Vampires: Dealing With People Who Drain You Dry
The most successful strategies for dealing with Emotional Vampires are precisely the same ones you’d use on young children—setting limits, arranging contingencies, being consistent, keeping lectures to a bare minimum, rewarding good behavior and ignoring bad, and occasionally putting them in time-out.
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Calm, focused, undistracted, the linear mind is being pushed aside by a new kind of mind that wants and needs to take in and dole out information in short, disjointed, often overlapping bursts—the faster, the better.
One of the most heavily highlighted passages ever is:
EXPERIENCE IS what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. (From The Last Lecture)