Covey

8 Things I Learned From the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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This book came out in 1989 and I read it in 1990 or 1991. Now it has sold over 25 million copies and been translated into 38 languages. Even though I first read this book 25 years ago, I remember a few things about how it shaped me.

1.  The market was not yet saturated with books like this. It was a genuine standout book. Get into the "market" early and be an influencer. Covey did that. 

2.  I learned the power of a short list of memorable ideas. Covey had 7 of them, each one loaded with transformative potential. While Covey took careful and significant time to explain each idea, the TAG LINE made them powerful. You don't use what you don't think about. You don't think about what you can't remember.

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