Monday, December 31, 2012

Professional Wisdom (Book Review)

It has been said that if you want to be successful, you have to surround yourself with successful people. I had recently joined a site by the name of where they (as a Christian-based group) send out limited numbers of newly released books to the bloggers on their site and all they simply ask is for a review in return. I was asked to read and review as my first book from the site "Classical Wisdom for the Professional Life".

"Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life," by Bryan Curtis, a book of quotes from some of the most successful people past and present, allows you to immerse yourself in their way of thinking. The fact that this book held quotes from Aristotle to Obama makes it timeless. The fact that there were quotes from Bill Gates to J.K. Rowling makes it accessible wisdom for all who read it.
I found "Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life" to be informing, inspiring, and convincing. You can see how those quoted knew not only how to dream, but what it takes to fulfill those dreams.

While the book is not organized into chapters or themes, I still find it a great read. One other thing I would like to have seen however is a reference page for the quotes. Organized possibly by a list of those who said them in chronological order by person.

I recommend this book for anyone looking for inspiration and motivation, or as a gift to someone either in collage or just graduated and ready to make a mark on the world!

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