How to Train Your Mind to Think Like a Machine by Stephen Covey is published by Bantam on July 15.
The book tells the story of Stephen Coveys life, starting in the age of 18 when he left school to go into business, becoming a manager in the pharmaceuticals industry.
He was also involved in a number of other fields including law, finance, and economics, and his work with IBM led to a number a patents.
“He was an extraordinarily brilliant and brilliant engineer.
He was not a person who would have a hard time getting along with other people.
He had a great talent for working with others.
But when he did get to work with other companies, he was always a little bit more of a leader, a little more of an outsider,” Covey says.”
I think he saw how the world was going to change and that there were going to be more opportunities and people working on new technologies.”
Covey says that for him, the most important part of his career was the way he interacted with his colleagues and customers.
He describes how, at the age 19, he got a chance to take a break from his work and spend time with his parents.
“My mum was doing her usual thing, which was cooking, and I was sitting there with my Dad, and he said ‘I think you’ll enjoy this a lot, Dad’.
I said ‘Yeah, I’ll do whatever Dad says’.”
Coveys mum would take him to see movies, and then to the cinema.
After that, he started to see the movie The Martian.
And so, he took a break, and after a few weeks he was back to work.
But, when Covey was 19 years old, he decided to take on a job as a logistics engineer.
In the years to come, he would make a career of designing, building and managing the logistics systems that are critical to a lot of our life in the modern world.
So, what was it about his mum that made him want to work at IBM?
“She was a great mother.
She was a very intelligent, smart and ambitious woman.
She always wanted her son to be able to go to university.
She wanted him to be successful and that he was going into a career in the future and was going up the ladder,” Coveys mother says.
She wanted him involved in her life and wanted him in the right industry, so, that’s why I came to IBM.
“What led Coveys to IBM?
Coveies career as a manager at IBM began in 1984, and was one of the most significant changes in the history of the technology industry.
Covese was brought in to run IBM’s computerised manufacturing facility, and would eventually take over the reins of that company when it was sold to Intel in 1993.
But, before he took over, he says he had a lot to consider.”
What did I want to do?
What was my ideal job?
What kind of organisation did I think would work for me?
And so, I decided to go back to school, and to take time away from my work, and take some time away for my family,” Coveies mother says, speaking from her home in the town of Northamptonshire, where she has lived for more than 20 years.”
But then, as I was preparing to go, I thought about what I had done at school.
I realised that the main thing I had been thinking about for a long time was my mum.
I had always been interested in motherhood.
I knew I wanted to be a mother, but I didn’t realise how important motherhood was to me.
She really liked it, she was really enthusiastic. “
I knew that she would really like to be involved in the company, and she wanted me to work on a team and she said ‘OK’.”
She really liked it, she was really enthusiastic.
She really wanted to work for the company.”
Coveis mother says that after a couple of weeks of discussions, she felt that she had agreed with Coveys.
I thought, I have made a big step forward.
Now I can do what I really want to.
I was able to get my mum involved.
She says she was excited by the idea of being part of the IBM family.
There was one thing, though, that Coveys wasn’t completely happy with.”
It was a bit of a disappointment, because it was the second time I’d ever been involved in this company,” Covees mother says.”
I felt that it wasn’t right.
But it was still a big job.
But, then I thought, why not?
“Covees mother was excited, and it was only after some discussions that she decided to accept the