A useful and innovative handbook with exercises to get the reader thinking about how he/she can improve living through problem solving.
Book description: "A revolutionary new self-help guide from master management coaches Zen Ohashi and Zono Kurazono. In this volume they have created a method for living - a way you too can be successful and powerful in your everyday life. Thirty-one phrases are coupled with simple methods and short explanations designed to implement empowerment and change in the lives of readers. Designed to be carried with you and pulled out when you need it. WOW is the ultimate handbook for life."
Some of the methods proposed by the authors that I find helpful (in my own words):
asking yourself the right questions,
solving problems with quick,intuitive thinking,
answering your own questions on a problem
setting time limits for goals,
being selfish in a positive way,
making suggestions instead of complaints,
feeling free to hold on to or to change your plan.
My comments: This is the second self-help handbook with simple, straight forward instructions that I have read recently. It seems to be a new approach, getting readers to answer questions and record their responses in an easy-to-read format. I think it's useful and actually works very well for readers. I gave WOW 4 out of 5 stars for providing unique approaches to life and problems through this method.
The authors: Zen Ohashi is a business management coach whose methods have been used by major international corporations such as Exxon-Mobile, British Airways, Honda, and Mitsubishi. Zono Kurazono is a lyric writer, song producer, singer, and musician. The book was translated from the Japanese by Robert McGuire.
The Cadence Group provided an ARC of WOW for my objective review.
Publisher: One Peace Books, 212-250-4400
Distributor: Partners Publishers Group
Challenges: 100 + Reading Challenge