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Useful and Not Useful -- Maybe Self Serving?
on October 25, 2012
There is a part of me that really likes Jaworski's Synchronicity. The part of me that believes in wizards, unicorns, and fairy tales really loved the book. It is a compelling story about a guy that made a lot of money being self-centered in his early life. In his later life, he turned his self-centeredness toward a more noble occupation of leadership development. A real hero's quest. In fact, Jaworski isn't shy about calling himself the hero.
There is also a part of me that hates the book. It is so hypocritical -- it is easy to preach "don't work for the money" when you've lived a very privileged life and have stacks of money in the bank. It is easy to preach the need for a "wilderness retreat" when you have a privately-owned retreat complete with a cabin in Colorado. It is easy to preach about integrity to your life purpose, but apparently hard for Jaworski not to cheat on his first wife.
When both the good and bad aspects are summed up, I think this could be an important book. Certainly, the message is a good message, and Jaworski does a pretty good job of delivering the message. However, I don't think I can buy off on the idea that Jaworski is the divinely-inspired prophet that he makes himself out to be. In the final analysis, the book was thought provoking and an enjoyable read.