Monday, September 9, 2013

Book Review: The Superstar Syndrome : The Making of a Champion by Myra S. White, Sanjay Jha

On the jacket:

Hidden in each of us is a superstar waiting to come to life. Often we struggle to find this, not because we lack talent, desire, or ability, but because we dont know the right steps to take. Frequently, we surrender to a sea of negative emotions and self-doubts right at the very beginning, or give up after a few setbacks. Dr Myra S. White and Sanjay Jha provide a comprehensive nine-step roadmap to help you succeed in the workplace and other areas of your lives.

The Superstar Syndrome is the ultimate success bible based on the lives of over 80 well-known people, like N.R. Narayana Murthy, M.S. Dhoni, Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, Warren Buffet and Ratan Tata who transformed themselves from ordinary people into exceptional achievers. It covers all aspects of what you need to know and do to successfully make the journey to superstardom how to identify and manage your special talents, build power, influence and deliver A-level performances and illustrates each step with examples from the lives of the well-known superstars that were studied. It makes you believe that the finish line is not just within your reach, but opens up dreams and possibilities beyond


The Superstar Syndrome : The Making of a Champion by Myra S. White, Sanjay Jha was an interesting read in terms of a study into the reasons of why a superstar is a superstar. The book begins with telling us that there is a superstar in each one of us, all one needs to do is identify and work upon it.

The book talks about knowing yourself, knowing where you are going, knowing how to get there, knowing how to create your personal success syndrome, knowing how to get up and give help, knowing how to use the power of emotions, knowing how to manage your performance, knowing how to manage risk and adversity and knowing how to have fun. 

The Superstar Syndrome talks about various superstars ranging from filmstars to sportsmen to famous businessmen, Indian and international, 84 superstars in all. A very well researched book, which one can derive a lot from. A good read.

Rating: ****/5

[This review is for Random House India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.] 

No comments:

Post a Comment

#BookReview : The Shrine of Death by Divya Kumar

On the jacket:  Prabha Sinha, an IT professional in Chennai, is plunged into a murky world of idol theft, murder, and betrayal aft...