Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Books and CDs to give away
I was up in Genting Highlands not too long ago and I noticed that there was this little stall that is at the foyer of Genting's First World Hotel. This stall is, my guess, a husband & wife business and they sell a lot of motivational books. They also sell audio CDs as well. I understand why they are there as a friend told me that Genting's First World is like a meeting place for a lot of companies running their events and a lot of multi-level marketing companies.
I decided to walk over and 'KPC' (check them out). The wife was there (wo)manning the stall and she is very friendly.... full of advice. The stall was a long table measuring about 10ft by 5 ft and there were books in English, Malay and Chinese. Obviously there was a space constrain here. She was selling her books in packages of RM100 for 4 (or RM39 for each), RM100 for 3 (or RM50 for each) and some were more expensive, going up to RM99 for a book. But upon coming down to the bookshops in Kuala Lumpur when I got back, I found that her books were quite reasonable but only problem is, like I say, limited space, which meant that it was rather difficult to choose 4 books which you wanted from the few to select from.
I got 2 books and managed to get her to give it to me for RM50 as after half an hour, I still could not get another 2 to take up the RM100 offer. When I got back, I found that one of the books were not as useful or applicable to me :(.
I was wondering, for those who reads self development books or business improvement books, what should the selection criteria be for selecting an good personal development book? Is it just by the author? Some of the books like the "One Minute Manager", that is a old book. Should one still read these books? Are they outdated? Mmmm.. .could anyone advice me? Or do you have friends who reads, perhaps they could give me some tips? I do have several of these books which I have bought in the past. Some are better than others, and some are virtually untouched after the first few chapters. Would appreciate any advice on this. WHY? Ha Ha.. I am now in this phase of wanting to improve myself, time for a little self development.
I have some CDs and Books which I would like to give away as I have either listened to them or read them or not going to do either. So, if you are interested, do also let me know. There is this CD that I bought, "How to Succeed in Business" worth RM38, which is quite interesting. A good friend later gave me this same CD title as a gift. So, I want to give away mine to anyone who is interested. Just drop me a comment or a mail for the list of Books and CDs that I have to give away. First come first serve yeah. But please, only those who are genuinely interested in reading them and not to be used as door stoppers need write in.... haha.