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Taking the Author's Advice,
This review is from: The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership and Life (Hardcover)
One part of the book urges the reader to be truthful and avoid hypocrisy. I will take that advice and disagree with the positive reviews I have read.
This book lacks the focus necessary to impact most readers' lives in a significant way. If you benefit from books that contain scores of miscellaneous suggestions and tips, you might be the exception. After finishing the book, however, I felt as if I had read through a stack of one and two-page articles from Reader's Digest. Many of the tidbits were interesting. Taken together they provided little that I will remember or use.
Based on the very positive reviews I had read, I expected much more substance.
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Initial post: Oct 18, 2009 8:10:09 PM PDT
G. Ouellette says:
i was kind of feeling that way but did not want to have to really admit it because i wanted this book to be great. i already do a number of things. perhaps for people who are more or less on auto-pilot or are just a bit conscious it would be more of an eye opener. the analogy to a stack of readers digest material is pretty good, wouldnt have thought of that. is it worth the price? i would suggest getting it from the library and to not feel guilty just bypassing chapters that you are already doing or know. it is apparent quickly what they are about (especially body awarness. if you are fit and already in tune with your body/posture you can skip 2 chapters right there!.) with that said, he is correct about posture. it is much more than sitting up straight. not sure your brain is so deprived of oxygen as he suggests. after all, we were pretty hunched over until just recently.
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Since reading the book for the first time, 10 years ago, I began doing yoga and became much more conscious of my posture. I still do it and if that is all that I owe to this book, that is reason enough to get it and read it, but there is so much more. Tashi Deley was first introduced to me by this author, yet another lesson that makes this a worthwhile read. I don't disagree that it is a series of snippets that feels like "a compliation of Reader's Digest stories", but I don't think that is a bad thing. In fact, I found that reading this book was a process and that after 100 pages, I had to stop reading and go implement the ideas outlined on these pages. As a result, I was not able to give the rest of the book as much focus because I was too busy implementing the brilliant thoughts in the first 100 pages. This book is in my Hall of Fame as one of my all time favorites. I also especially like how close he was to his grandfathers and how he shares the many lessons from them both. Just writing this comment makes me realize that it is time for a re-read of this great book.
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