Name : Aastha Sayal
Location : Jalandhar
Work : Reliance Jio Infocomm
How the Book Affected Me : I am not much into reading self-help books (no offence to the amazing work of the authors), simply because each of these enumerates lots of rules to be followed, and memorizing those rules itself becomes a daunting task unless you internalize those. However, "Rules of the Game" left me spellbound in multiple ways. On one hand, the book introduced certain new ideas - treat career like a game and create your own rules, create your own brand, invest in relationships, on the other, it also revalidated some existing concepts - the importance of teamwork, communication, presentation, feedback etc. and gave insights on how to implement these for accelerated growth. The concept of 'learning how to learn' by putting ART cycle in practice has helped me improve and outgrow myself, therefore building not only my skill-set but personality as well. The interviews of highly accomplished persons not only ignited a spark of enthusiasm but carried precious nuggets of wisdom. I thank the author for this wonderful piece.
" I make the choice
Of the game to play.
Once decided, I learn its way.
I get equipped with the kit;
I train myself and grasp the trick.
I watch and learn from best players,
Playing shots that suit my flair.
Full of zeal and zest,
Internalizing the learning that I get.
I enjoy each shot,
And improve the next lot.
Winning, then, is just an outcome,
That chases me to grace its podium."