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You may be wondering how books can teach you to be success- ful, as success is mainly attributed to hard work and determination. Books can teach you to be success- ful and sometimes push you towards your goal. Things that you were too afraid to try a few months ago are now possible because a book gave you the courage to try it. There are some things, which you initiate as a personal dare to your own self and they turn out to be your destiny. And no, we are not talking about academic books, although they play an important part in your intellectual develop- ment. To be successful, you need to think and learn about things that are diverse in nature. The thought provoking reading material avail- able in the market can help you find the answers that you were looking for. Books can improve or refresh our memories and train our brain to become attentive to the realities that surround us. Books allow us to approach the mysteries and big questions that plague our minds with curiosity and rigor, rather than believing the core traditions and buying into the supernatural fairytales and myths that surround us in our conventional lifestyles. Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steve Johnson can teach you to be more innovative, which can set you up for success. The author suggests how you can measure the value of an innovative idea and create an environment that facili- tates such ideas. Some books teach us that success can be a direct result of formulating a systemized structure that promotes innovation and successful ideas, rather than relying on luck or the Eureka moments. The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins teaches us the seemingly unimportant things that can play a huge part in our personality and career development. We might discount them to be seemingly unimportant, but they prove to be the deciding point in our life. Sometime an interviewer brings up a vague subject during an inter- view, which has no connection to your area of expertise, to judge your social and conversational skills as well as your general knowl- edge of subjects unrelated to your field. If you have the treasure chest of literature in your brain, convers- ing about diverse topics becomes easier with time. Most of us are adept at remembering things that are part of our regular life but are terrible at remembering things that have no connection to us. 24