Friday, June 2, 2017

Learning how to fly by A.P.J Abdul Kalam- Review




Book Name         - Learning how to fly
Author                  - A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Publisher              - Rupa Publications
Number of Pages - 195
Publishing Year   - 2016
Edition                  - Paperback 
Price                     -176

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Rating : 5.0


My Review

Should I review the book? There are certain classics that I have opined of attaining a position such that they don't need a review. They are self-fulfilled. Dr.A.P.J. Kalam is a personality that has influenced billions of Indians and foreigners alike. He possess a thought process that is futuristic, and pragmatic.


'Learning How to Fly- Life lessons for the youth' is a compilation of talks delivered by the great man himself at various occasions. He asks the youth to be creative and innovative. His knowledge equation -Knowledge=Creativity +Righteousness +Courage- is a cosmopolitan observation. I find it puerile reviewing the Pointe he put forth and citing the merits and demrits (which doesn't exist)
Author tells how to attain excellence.

 He has always believed that reading is the key to success. In this book as well, he has reinforced the importance of books and has recommended a few. His experiences in ISRO is something that provide an adrenaline pump to the youth, not for defence or attack, but to attain excellence.


If the book doesn't influence a person, then there must be nothing that can change him. That is the level of novelty in the ideas shared. Dr. Kalam has shared his experiences to bolster the cognitive thoughts put forth by him.
This review is in return of a free book from the publisher  

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