This book was a great conversation starter. I was reading it on a business trip and I had conversations with a large group of diverse people such as a UN representative from Malaysia, a manager from a German agrochemical company and a woman who works for a South African nonprofit. Everyone could relate how it fit into their business and lives.
The part I liked the best was the “three circles”. Jim Collins says you need to identify what you are passionate about, what you are good at (better than anybody else in the world), and then what you can make money at. Where those three circles overlap is where you should focus your efforts in order to be happy and successful. Here’s a short article written by Collins,
Best New Year’s Resolution? A ‘Stop Doing’ List.