A. Name of Book: Discover the Diamond in You B. Author: Arindam Chaudhari C. Background of Author: Professor Arindam Chaudhuri is an economist & management guru and also is an eminent author, an authoritative speaker & a transformational leader. He has been conferred upon with ‘Management Guru 2000’ award, ‘Personality of the Decade’ award, ‘Example to Youth’ award & many more…. He is also the Dean of IIPM D. Summary of Each chapter: Chapter 1: The 9P success Trilliant 4 C’S OF GRADING THE HUMAN DIAMOND:
Thus if a diamond is metaphor for a human beings, then let’s consider the four qualities which make a diamond so sought after. 1. Carat symbolizes depth that we possess. This is represented by passion and positive energy. 2. Cut: The second quality that makes for a great diamond is its cut. The cut requires lot of hard work. Thus human beings, the cut is about the next two Ps of the discovery process: Performance and Perseverance. 3. Color: The third quality that makes a diamond visibly great is its color. The more it refracts the light, the higher it is priced.Order now
Human being’s color is represented by Personality and People skills. The better is his color, and the more he goes up in life. 4. Clarity: Finally the fourth quality that makes a diamond great is its clarity. In human beings, Perspective, Principles and patriotism are clarity parameters. Without clarity, a diamond may seemingly dazzle, but under a lens, the dark spot becomes visible. So clarity manifests the perspective about where and why the person is going, correct principles in life and a tremendous sense of patriotism – is what makes human diamond really dazzle.
Chapter 2: How many CARATS is the diamond within you? This book says things in simple ways that any one who reads it can relate and implement. That is the strength of this book You have to do what you believe in and you have to be passionate about what you are doing! Anything worth doing is worth doing passionately. Passion: For explaning the importance of passion, auther has given very good example of shoe manufacturer NIKE. Bill Bowerman, from biology teacher who loved playing foodball and left everything to go on to become a football and sport coach in university.
He was quite passionate about helping young athlets. With his passion he developed light shoes which enhances a performance of player a lot, and finally started his a shoe manufacturing company NIKE. Positive Engery: Positive energy is other charaterstic which increases the carat of a human diamond. Higher is positive energy higher are the chances of achieving success. All your passion can go waste, if it is not backed by a tremendous amt of positive energy. e. g. : Warren Mcdonalds, adventure enthusiast with more passon for living lost his both legs in an accident.
According to doctors it was difficult to him to wlk again. But with tremendous positive energy he went to climb Africa’s tallest peak. Positive energy has two resources: Internal, External. When ther is no source of External source of motivation u will have to look into the internal source of motivation. Chapter 3: How well CUT is the diamond within you? We have heard of the “2120” concept… At 2110 F, water is still said to be boiling water, however at 2120 F it converts into steam and has enough power to run even big ships. Just that one degree increase has given water that potential and power.
There are so many times that we have run so much in life to get something but drop the effort unable to bear the grind. The heat and pain gets on to us forcing us off track and off the battle field. The winners in life are not people who are dreamt long, but the ones who were able to hold onto that dream long enough. The winners are people who had it in them to walk that one extra mile to achieve their goals. Winners are the ones who moved from 211 to 212. This is the secret that “Arindam Chaudhuri” writes in his book “Discover the Diamond in You”. Chapter 4: What is the COLOR of the diamond within you?
Getting on to contents part of the book, Arindam talks about 9Ps, from Passion to Patriotism. Loads of references of successful people are given. Just to state one, Sachin Tendulkar is the heart throb and inspiration for many many people. But there are as many criticizers as well. They just say that Sachin got lucky. Arindam in this books questions those critisisers as whether they knew Sachin, at the age of 13 used to practice cricket for 5 hours every morning. He asks them as to how many people they know who wake up that early and practice their passion at that yound age.
Only winners have that in them. Sachin had the dream and he followed the 9Ps. It is an automatic formula to success. Such examples with known personalities adds flavor to this book. Just identify your dreams and merge them with the 9Ps…This will be in your blood stream and you will see Success Knocking your door. Chapter 5: What is the CLARITY of the diamond within you? Overall it was a pleasure to read this book as it started of a lot of serious thinking process. I would recommend this book to anyone who want to introspect themselves and want to learn the path to success.