“If you read what everyone else is reading, you’ll think like everyone else is thinking.” -Ryan Holiday.
World Book Day is celebrated across the world today to celebrate books, writing and copyrights. And let’s accept this- the world wouldn’t be the same without books, our imagination wouldn’t be and also, our vocabulary wouldn’t be. So it goes without saying that World Book Day is beyond a well-deserved event to be celebrated.
An Interesting Fact
World Book Day is celebrated across London & Ireland in every school,
literary literally! All the kids in schools (upto the age of 18 years) get a “World Book Day Token” worth £1. This token is supposed to be used only on World Book Day to pick one of the 10 books on discount across the bookstores countrywide. How cool is that, right?
How to celebrate World Book Day
Well, the ideal way to celebrate this day would be to sit on a couch with your book and a hot cup of coffee; this is good if you’re a private person. But if you’re remembering your friends, you could invite them over and read your gang’s favourite book out-loud.
How about a Book Exchange?
We, at CreditVidya, want our folks to read more and read different genres than they currently do. And the best way to do this is, you guessed it right- TOGETHER!
So we organized this book-exchange. Like Secret Santa, but for books.
Everyone picked up chits and were asked to gift a book to the person whose name was in the chit. And they were also supposed to write a short message as to why they are gifting that particular book.
Literally speaking, the whole ‘Book Exchange Week’ at CreditVidya was like an in-house book fest! You could see people surfing on Amazon to find that one book for their giftee. You could see them reading more about the book and so that they could be sure that the book they chose was the perfect gift. And you could see their writing skills put to test because of they wanted to be perfect when writing that small little note? 🙂
Quotable Quotes from CreditVidya-ites
We also asked some of our colleagues to share their favourite quotes from their favourite books. And here’s what they had to say:
“Good is the enemy of Great!”
is Rajiv Raj, our co-founder’s favourite quote from ‘Good to Great’
“Sometimes an organization doesn’t need a solution; it just needs clarity”
is Suman’s favourite from ‘The Hard Thing About Hard Things’
“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting”
is Dharmendra’s favourite from Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist’
“We accept the love we think we deserve”
is Dhisti’s favourite from ‘Perks of being a Wallflower’
“What is one thing that you know most others from your industry don’t know”
is Jinesh’s favourite from ‘Zero To One’
And we sign off on that note, “See you later, alligator!”
(That’s not me saying it, it’s Liz from Eat Pray Love! Read it if you don’t believe me!)
P.S.: If you liked this post, why don’t you share your favourite quotes too?
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