Who will cry when you die? by Robin Sharma

About the author:
Robin Sharma is one of the world’s most highly respected leadership experts. He is devoted the mission of helping organizations to develop people who “lead without a title” so that they win in period of intense change. His books such as “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” and “The Greatness Guide” have topped bestseller charts across the globe.

My thoughts on the book:
I sometimes think “self-help” books aren’t that necessary. After all, we are the ones who have to help ourselves, right? But there are times when a little push is needed. Times when we question about why we exist and what the meaning of life is. I think this is a book to give that push.

“When you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world cries while you rejoice.” – I think the book is somewhat built around that.

What I liked:
Like I said earlier, this is a book to give a push when you need to regain some perspective on life, in those times when you question if it has one. You could say this is the 101 on life. Some things I liked are:

  1. Connect with nature: It says to go out of just admiring nature from an image on the computer and admire nature where it is.
  2. Discover your calling: Do what you love to do and what you are meant to pursue.
  3. Live a life: Forget judging each day as good or bad, just live it.

What I didn’t like:
It’s preachy. Do this, and do that. Kind of like a checklist to happiness. But life doesn’t quite work that way does it? Read it when you are feeling low and you get a push, but if you read it and try to contemplate if you are going that way, you’ll just end up doubting yourself more.

Closing thoughts:
It’s a book to get you a little motivated when you are feeling down, and not a checklist to happiness. 

Rating: 3 on 5

Book details:
Title: Who will cry when you die?
Author: Robin Sharma
ISBN: 9788179922323
Genre: Non-fiction/Self-help
Publishers: Jaico books
Price: Rs. 175

Reviewed by: Leo
Also shared with: First Reads & IQRC.


  1. Checklist to happiness?!
    Perfectly worded as always.:)
    You seem to be reading a lot of self help-ish,feel-good stuff these days or maybe the whole of ALOP is!:)

  2. the film based on dis buk is awesum... its called rockstar


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