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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dreams of the Mango People by Anis Bari

Blurb (from the jacket):

Do yourself a favor. Read this book. Your dreams will come alive, in a light, sometimes in a humorous way. You will relate to the stories and be gently awakened to make your story a reality. 
Ghanshyam Tiwari, Harvard Kennedy School

The conceptualization and execution gives the reader a feel that dreams and reality co-exist on the same horizon. Dreams of the Mango People will set you free for all your inhibitions and hesitations which come along with a desire to dream. 
Vikas Choudhary Harvard University, IIT Kharagpur Director, Eduvision.

Dreams of the Mango People will force you to think and visualize your dreams. A self-refection guide that helps to believe in the power of dreams. 
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Actor

This book is not only inspiring but also shows you the ways to start the business with strong foundation. The success of any business is determined by courage of its founders and preparedness of its leader. Dreams of the Mango People will act as a comprehensive guide for both these essential ingredients of success. 
Abhinav Chanakya, Wharton Business School (ISEP)

Dreams of the Mango People explains the importance of living each moment without pressure, without forecasting the result, because some experiences cannot be explained by a function and the life itself is too mysterious to be managed mathematically. 
Micro Di Maio, Bacconi University, Italy

Dreams of the Mango People is so much about what I believe and teach. The 'heroes' of stories whether myths, folk-tales, novels, plays or films are created not just for our entertainment but for our edification. Take up the struggle and change whatever needs changing to make the world a better place. 
Barry John, Writer and Director

My take on the book:
The book misses a backcover blurb, so I quoted the professional acclaim from the backcover. Well, there are people from high esteem talking very high about the book. It must be something, I started reading this book with that thought.

Self-Help was not a genre I was pretty good judging at. I only SH books I ever got to reading was by Osho. They had some very deep insights and pretty interesting to read. You must try them. But this one is completely a different kind of a Self-Help. This is not spiritual or philosophical. This is motivational.

The title of the book is pretty interesting. It has it's Hindi translations as Common People (Mango People - Aam Janta - Common People). It had a common feel to it. Not to mention that it is Hardbound and had one of the best cover-designs lately. I needn't look at the blurb, but accept for reviewing the moment I set my eyes on the cover. Seriously, whoever designed the cover needs a sturdy handshake.

The books starts of making an attempt to inspire the readers by mentioning and describing a few common people who have made it to the top of their respective fields. It includes Yuvraj Singh, Vishwanathan Anand, Rahul Dravid, to name a few.

And then, it goes of, as expected of motivational books, to share a few tips on how to achieve your goal, with suitable mentioning of other successful (common) personalities.

The book has some very good illustrations to explain the reader on how to reach his goal. It is as if a step-by-step process on fulfilling your the dream. It does encourage the reader to jump into the oblivion, by abandoning his safe den, if their dream demands it.

Overall, it was a fine-book. More than motivational, it could be used a reference book. Well, that is what I felt. Reference for accomplishments achieved by various various people...



Title: Dreams of the Mango People

Author: Anis Bari

ISBN (edition I've read): 9789381836842


Read between: 25-06-2014 to 27-06-2014

Reviewed for: Parag Mayekar

Pages: 123

MRP: ₹ 199   |   $ 8

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1 comment:

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