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A Philosopher's Notes: On Optimal Living, Creating an Authentically Awesome Life and Other Such Goodness Paperback – May 1, 2014
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"Brian Johnson has written a wonderful book on optimal living that is very easy to read and has invaluable suggestions on how to live authentic, successful, loving, and happy lives. There is great wisdom in this book to help enrich anyone s life no matter what their age. I wish this book was available 40 years ago when I was just starting out on my own life journey. I whole heartedly recommend it." - John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods
"Curiosity can kill cats but it can also create cool cats and Brian Johnson is, no doubt,the coolest cat I know. If I could install a "chip" in Chip's head that allowed me to download this book all day long, I'd do it in a minute. Or maybe not, because one of the brilliant truths of "A Philosopher's Notes" is the visceral sense of discovery you experience each time you turn the page. These notes are more than streams, they are raging rivers of wisdom and reading just a half dozen pages at a time will sustain you for a week." - Chip Conley, Founder of Joie de Vivre Hotels and Author of PEAK and Emotional Equations
"Brilliant! Brian Johnson has a rare gift for fresh-squeezing timeless wisdom and serving it up with a grin. Every single page of this phenomenal little book is packed with life-changing insights and down-to-earth charm. Prepare to get smarter, healthier and happier from the moment you pick it up!" - Pilar Gerasimo, Editor in Chief, Experience Life Magazine
"A great resource to live life at your absolute best." - Robin Sharma, author of the #1 international bestseller The Leader Who Had No Title
"Imagine if there was a book about personal growth that captured all the great lessons of all the hundreds of other great books and teachers? Look no further, this is the book! A Philosopher's Notes reads as quick as a page-turning novel, yet is filled with great nuggets of wisdom. Johnson makes every word count but does so with wit and style. Whether you've read 'em all or are new to the self-help aisle, A Philosopher's Notes is a must-read. It's one of, if not the best I've read (and I've read a lot of them). Already excited for number two." - Jason Wachob, creator of MindBodyGreen.com
"Brian's passionate love of wisdom oozes from A Philosopher s Notes. It s infectious. Distilling ancient wisdom to its essence, A Philosopher s Notes cuts through the noise of uncertainty. Without a wasted word Brian brings modern-world relevance to often- ambiguous philosophical writing, making it accessible and relevant to us all. It truly is the modern-day guide to optimal living." - --Brendan Brazier, bestselling author of Thrive and formulator of Vega
About the Author
BRIAN JOHNSON is the Philosopher + CEO of en*theos - a company that's all about helping people optimize their lives so we can change the world together.
Brian also created PhilosophersNotes and was featured in the documentary Finding Joe. In his past lives, he raised over $8m to finance the creation of two market-leading social platforms (eteamz + Zaadz) sold to two publicly traded companies (Active + Gaiam) after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA (where he studied Psychology + Business).
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Top customer reviews
I already knew it was going to be good because I've been a big fan of Brian Johnson ever since I found his Optimal Living content.
Still, this book exceeded my expectations.
This is a top ten book of all time for me. It will be for you too!
I understand that some readers may find the language a little bit informal and street style , for myself that is not an issue as in Panama most people speak in an informal way at the street , as a matter of fact this notes has helped me with depression and anxiety I have been suffering for some time along with my visits to the therapist.
It is just great to have some condensed NOTES about all these authors..it has encouraged me to read some of the works again. Thank you Brain for investing your time and money in putting together this summaries and book .
The most important part of all of this process is that by doing the exercises and repeating the questionaries periodically you will gain a new knowledge about yourself, you learn to love yourself and others and you will become a more empowered person.