Monday, August 13, 2012

The Little Red Book of Wisdom - book review

I have mixed feelings about suggesting this book to others. Mark DeMoss did a great job telling his story. Some of his stories seemed dry to me and didn't drive me to read more. There are other chapters that I read that fit perfect into what was happening in my life and I would definitely share that info with others.

"The Little Red Book of Wisdom offers time-tested principles for professional and personal fulfillment.
Mark DeMoss gathers insights for living wisely from history, Scripture, and a lifetime of listening. The result is a handy, accessible book that gives readers a new way to enjoy lasting success in the work world and beyond. Topics include finding and keeping your focus in life, building a winning corporate culture, and setting aside time for good thinking."
Seeing this as the book jacket information sparked my curiosity.
There were some really good nuggets throughout the book. It wasn't the most inspiring or motivating book that I had ever read. It was a little dry for my tastes.
I did grab some nuggets to share and if these spark you, please read the book and enjoy.
"Focus is the discipline to say no to anything off mission - and that is true freedom."
"...the American pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps myth, which in my estimation is a realistic as a turtle on a fence claiming to be self-perched."
"Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced. Even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it."
"...a mind and character cannot be left to chance."
Enjoy reading. I am off to find my next book.
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