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Success Secrets of Sherlock Holmes: Life Lessons from the Master Detective
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle funneled much of his real-life genius-and the brilliance of others around him-into Sherlock Holmes, creating a character greater than the sum of his parts. In this quirky and intriguing look at the traits that made Sherlock Holmes successful, David Acord explores how to unleash our own genius. Not only does Acord give unique in sights into the character of Sherlock Holmes and his creator, but you'll also discover: - How to cultivate a passion for definite and exact knowledge that will help you achieve your goals faster than you thought possible - Why focusing on the little things is one of the most overlooked keys to success The value to knowing what other people don't know Why you should step up and take credit (death to modesty!) - The importance of admiring your enemy - Why we should all have friends in low places
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David Acord. (2011). Success Secrets of Sherlock Holmes: Life Lessons from the Master Detective. Penguin Publishing Group.

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        In this self-help book, Acord wants to help readers become better entrepreneurs and more savvy about their careers by following guidelines loosely drawn from Sherlock Holmes stories. However, this advice turns out to be generic: do what you love; maintain relationships across social strata; take credit for your work while not being egotistical; work hard to achieve your dreams; and avoid mental laziness. He draws parallels between these platitudes and behavior demonstrated by Holmes, and while it's noteworthy to apply strategies used by a 100-year old fictional character for modern-day success, that's not enough to carry this thinly-drawn book. Acord strains to make these connections, and often leaves readers wondering why they should be placing so much value in the Holmes connection in the first place. Moreover, he makes some few basic errors in his own inferences (the most notable being deliberately misreading the term "the game is afoot") that will leave readers leery of his other conclusions. Though he clearly enjoys his Sherlock Holmes, Acord's advice can be found in dozens of other books, and the Holmes-ian device becomes frustrating after a few pages.

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