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The Power of Purpose: Living Well by Doing Good Paperback – March 27, 2007
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This is one of a growing group of books showing that the dog-eat-dog mentality that has typified many inter-personal relationshps and business ventures is neither necessary nor desirable. Competition is certainly no bad thing, but ruthlessly trampling others is rarely likely to be of any benefit to anyone. I say this as someone who was raised and trained in an aggressively hyper-competitive environment in which we were all expected to behave in the same way. It took me many years and a change of continent to break out of that pernicious mindset.
This is a book that could easily have sprung from Eastern traditions of Karma and causality, or the early days of the American self-help movement, quite correctly making a strong argument for the practicality of altruism. Yet this is not a self-help book in the normal sense of the term, for it inverts the normal idea that self-help is simply a matter of self-advancement at the expense of others. I am quite sure that the fundamental premise - that helping others is the most reliable path to helping yourself - is true, not just in business and personal life, but at more fundamental levels of the Universe. The essential connectedness that appears not just to be a characteristic of rare quantum interactions, but instead a feature of our day-to-day world, provides powerful support for this idea.
Peter Temes explores an apparently simple idea: how do people perceive me, and how do I perceive them? And then the next step: how can I help others express their full potential?Read more ›
Sometimes what could be an article is expanded into a book and that's the feeling I got with this book. I gave the book four stars because the book makes a few worthwhile points, quotes some important thinkers and is inexpensive.