“In my opinion, reading a good book is the best form of relaxation”. – Vladimír Maňka
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I read many different genres, but biographies are among my favourites. The book by Jay Elliot and William L. Simon – The Steve Jobs Ways: iLeadership for a New Generation – describes a man who has changed the world. Martin Luther King once said: ´The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.´ Steve Jobs has always managed to get up and start over after setbacks. Making a profit has never been his main motivation; money has not changed him at all. He wanted to change the world through being valuable to others. Nowadays, millions of people around the world use his technologies. This makes Steve Jobs immortal in a way.
We all have some defaults. Also Steve Jobs had them, but his deeds for the mankind overshadowed them. Both managers and politicians could learn from him how to gain respect of others: by showing them that you are trying to improve their lives together with them.
In my opinion, reading a good book is the best form of relaxation. When I was nine years old, I used to read at least one book a week. Nowadays, I read even more, even if the major part consists of non-fiction or factual literature. Nevertheless, I always look forward to reading a good book and submerging myself into the world of interesting characters and stories.
Vladimír Maňka, Member of the European Parliament
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