A good read which re defines if not completely modifies our perspective towards lifeLife indeed is a marathon Mostly would agree with the author except for certain points u dnt need a review for raghunathan if u hv read him once.
to speak what another reviewer hs said, raghunathan does nt preach on moral grounds alone bt he gives u concrete reasons y u sud follow a righteous path his is one sane voice in this growing din of selfishness nd hyprocracy.
this book is worth gifting to parents of learning children.
A very short but effective plea to live life in your one terms and pace by competing against oneself Passion for excellence is important than chasing a short term goal of competing and coming first in academia particularly if that is not your chosen dream Written in a simple style easily comprehensible to all.
Á Dont Sprint The Marathon Ç A nice book on the typical mentality of the Indian parents to push children to excel at academics right from the early years of their life The author clearly highlights the perils of such shortsightedness while lashing out at the fallacies built within our education system The difference in the capabilities and training of a sprint racer and a marathon runner is brought out well The text also debates whether competition at all helps in an individual s learning The book cites several examples of people who have done very well in life while in fact they have been rated mediocre or poor throughout most of their childhood by our education system The author makes a bold statement but tends to repeat a tad too much The presentation lacks brevity Other than that, it is a good read.
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