Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence is authored by Daniel Goleman. The author is a journalist cum psychologist who has been conducting studies on human science and its myriad aspects for over two decades. He strives to invent new, interesting and surprising information about human psyche, and methods to harness its hidden power. In his book 'Focus', he zooms in on the science of attention. He delves deep into the subject and finds out interesting information about the power of attention and concentration. The author discusses in detail about the unknown, barely-known and and apparently unimportant assets of human psyche. The discussion brings to light the enormous power and ability every human being is blessed with, that hide in the mind.
The former New York Times staffer Goleman has authored various books like Emotional Intelligence, an international bestseller. The two-time Pulitzer nominee has written ten books based on leadership, ecological crisis, science and education. Many of Daniel Goleman's books are available for online purchase. Before you buy books from an online bookstore, find out the lowest possible price for your chosen book on Junglee.com.
The author divides his research into three parts, namely_inner, other and finally outer focus. The author opines that to reach their coveted goals in life, people need have all these three focuses. He provides various case studies and real life examples. He draws inspiration from various spheres of life. Goleman gives instances of people who have acquired prominence in fields like_sports, education, business, arts and the like_and shows how they have overcome all the obstacles in life on the strength of motivation, devotion, and the power of attention and concentration. According to the author, those who excel in life rely on a string of 'smart practices'. Goleman defines 'smart practices' to be focused preparation, mindfulness meditation, connections, positive emotions and recovery. The book discusses how these smart practices help one boost one's existing skills, acquire new qualities, and thereby reach the height of excellence, and pinnacle of ambition.
In praise of the book, Financial Times opines that the book is a highly readable manifesto that makes readers turn their smartphones off once in a while. The Times complimented 'Focus' on its recounting of some diverting anecdotes. Published by Bloomsbury, the book has the ISBN 10 number 9382951792 and ISBN 13 number 9789382951797.