Get Smarter has ratings and 25 reviews. Peter said: This book reads like afternoon coffee with a grandfather, whose pride, confidence and self-satisf. Get Smarter is Schulich’s original and informative attempt to impart lessons learned in a lifetime to today’s youth by someone who has achieved success in both. Get Smarter is like a series of notes from Schulich about how to conduct both your professional and personal lives. If a wise CEO were to use.
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This is a mentoring book primarily for the toyear-old with entrepreneurial aspirations. Many older folks will also derive considerable inspiration from dmarter life and business lessons contained in Get Smarter. In examining his own life Seymour Schulich, a Canadian billionaire and philanthropist, realized that at age 20 he-like others his age-knew very little and was aw. In examining his own life Seymour Schulich, a Canadian billionaire and philanthropist, realized that at age 20 he-like others his age-knew very little and was aware of that fact.
At 30, he writes, one thinks one has acquired a lot of wisdom. Upon later reflection, however, he realized he knew very little at that age, too! In short, stand-alone chapters he covers such universal issues as: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you smsrter to read. Want to Read saving….
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about egt problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Get Smarter by Seymour Schulich. Life and Business Lessons by Seymour Schulich. In examining his own life Seymour Schulich, a Canadian billionaire and philanthropist, realized that at age 20 he-like others his age-knew very little and was aw This is a mentoring book primarily for the toyear-old with entrepreneurial aspirations. Hardcoverpages.
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This is his only book. Schulich claims that he has read about books over the course of his life, 80 percent of which comprise nonfiction, and that this habit has accumulated more knowledge for him than his three university degrees.
The information is scattered sporadically, with short and sweet chapters dedicated to a cornucopia of topics ranging from advice on life, business, investment, decision-making, sales, China? Schulich, who made most of his money in the oil industry, attempts to impart dozens of potentially useful ideas, rather than two or three main ones. His writing is refreshingly simple.
This makes it all highly readable and re-readable, but the information sometimes feels random, challenging to retain, and almost impossible to summarize without re-listing.
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Light reading often makes for heavy amnesia. Always ask, where do I have the edge? All of these ventures went sour because the people running them had no advantage, no natural edge. By thirty, though, you should have a clear direction. In my opinion, a key is to find smrater in a business with high profit margins Accountants and lawyers are the major exceptions to this rule.
Nobody is thinking about you.
A swine will always be a swine, even if, for the moment, he is acting in an unswine-like fashion. You cannot reform swine. Appearance is frequently reality. No matter what they told you in university. Envy no one—ever 5. Never bring news of slander to a friend. Strength training, twice a week There are a lot of diseases and health geet out there that you do not want to know or obsess about.
Deal only with the issues directly affecting you and your sjarter. Keeping yourself mentally stimulated is important — maybe even critical—to a long life. My wise, street-smart father told me I would be very lucky to have two close friends in my lifetime outside my family. Investors are too influenced by recent history. He really, really likes China. Observations Smartr have accumulated [more detailed]: Growth stocks also bad.
Business is a means to an end, namely freedom to pursue the ultimate goal of trying to make the world a better place for your having been here for a very short while. Luck favours the brave. Jun 02, Sdhulich Lewis Kozoriz rated it really liked it Shelves: Scan the list of Forbes billionaires, and you’ll see dozens of people whose fortunes were created not by what they bought but what they built-Bill Gates, Michael Dell, the Walton family Wal-Martthe Johnson family Fidelity mutual funds -and those are just some of the famous ones.
He wr “You will usually create much more wealth by starting a new business than buying an existing one He writes his insights about business, a fulfilling life and philanthropy. His target market is mainly young adults between the ages sjarter I don’t think you can ask for more from the author. I think he gives an honest account of what he thinks a person of this age should know or work toward. He also indicated in this book that he has read over 2, books, so he is writing out of experience and knowledge.
There are appendixes attached to this gt that share his top picks for schilich and movies, an account of starting one of his businesses and an account of his trip to the Arab world in If you are between the ages of years old, this sjarter can mentor you in some things that can help you in your life and business endeavours.
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To top it all off you are not being mentored by someone who hasn’t done it, but a real billionaire, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
May 14, David Philpott rated it liked it. Like others have said, this book initially comes off as pretentious.
But as you read you find there is a lot of very useful advice contained within. As one of the chapters highlights – know your edge. Wealth creation and management is Seymour Schulich’s edge, much of the advice on these topics is valuable and insightful. When in comes to love, sex, and friendship, take the lessons with a grain of salt. Overall, a quick and easy read, you’ll retain some useful lessons and it is interesting insigh Like others have said, this book initially comes off as pretentious.
Overall, a quick and easy read, you’ll retain some useful lessons and it is interesting insight into one of Canada’s most well known philanthropists. Aug 14, Brad Lockey rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of those books that you can pick up, turn to a random page, and learn or build on something on that page.
Advice along the way is always appreciated and this books packs short, short chapters which smmarter welcomed when reading before you schu,ich the lights out. Mar 31, Youngju rated it really liked it Shelves: One of the best life lessons book I have read so far. Mar 15, Jingwei Shi rated it really liked it. A simple book that I would recommend to all young adults.
The book contains many simple mental models that are crucial to good decision making. Dec 03, Dujo rated it really liked it. Most people in Toronto know him as the benefactor of the Schulich School of Business at York University he donated millions to build the school.
Schulich, who made the bulk of his money in the oil industry, wrote this book specificly for the toyear old demographic, imparting wisdom and life lessons to help us shculich hopefully as successful as he is.
Being the year-old, Canadian entrepreneur that I smartdr, I was definitely curious to find out what nuggets of knowledge I could gather from the now year-old billionaire from Montreal. The book is a light and easy read that contains seemingly random insights on everything from sex to leadership to the development of China. Each chapter is only 3 or 4 pages long and they all start with a funny little comic that emphasizes the point of the section. Even though there gett countless business advice books out there and more schulicg written every day, this one resonated well with me because of the simple fact that the author is a local.
For any aspiring billionaires out there, this one is highly recommended. Jun 07, Emily rated it really liked it. Being someone who is quickly approaching my high school graduation I found this book to be an extremly helpful read.
Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons by Seymour Schulich
I typically read young adult fiction, but I was pleasently surprised to find that this book was a fun read. Schulich throws in humour here and there which made the buisness parts of the book more understandable and entertaining, and he adds personal experiences that make the book more relatable.
I picked this book for a school project and I am so glad that I did. It’s a great easy Being someone who is quickly approaching my high school graduation I found this book to be an extremly helpful read. It’s a great easy read containing very useful information! Sep 30, Serena Li rated it liked it Shelves: As a teen excessively worrying about her future, this book was something I picked up during my effort to read more non-fiction.
I was definitely not disappointed by this novel. I was surprised by the simplicity of the novel, and how it did not use jargons or complex terms.