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This Book Really Spoke To Me, April 18 2011
Mr. Bungay Stanier's book 'Do More Great Work' truly spoke to me.
Indeed. It sang to me. I have just recently subscribed to the Box of
Crayons great work blog, and learned of the Kindle contest there.
I readily gravitated towards the author's affable and precise style of
writing. He takes a topic that I have found difficult to understand,
presented it in a way that has allowed me to grasp, and readily apply
to my own circumstances.
I believe that the Zen saying applies here: When the student is ready,
the teacher appears' I am presently at a point in life where I want to
learn strategies that will allow me to 'Do More Great Work' I am
recovering from a severe illness that requires I change career
I wanted to make the most economy of my time and effort, and I needed
a guide that would be practical, and yet at the same time be
challenging, and straightforward 'Do More Great Work' presents the
steps one must take to achieve the gratification of doing something
that is meaningful.
I find the outline is something that I can follow. The series of maps
is a comprehensive way to present a great deal of information in a
manner that the reader can easily assimilate. The topic is addressed
in a brave and authentic manner.
But most significantly, in my estimation, 'Do More Great Work' really
crackles with emotional intelligence. There have been many books
written in this vein, but this author so clearly has empathy for, and
genuinely respects, his readership.
This allowed me to put myself into a very trusting frame of mind, and
subsequently go through the exercises in a more dedicated and thorough
way, because I have been made to feel so inspired.
There is no pandering, preaching or cynicism. But most enjoyable of
all, this book is written with humor and regard for those who want to
improve. I came away feeling like I had a one to one coaching session
with Mr. Bungay Stanier. This has me really excited, because normally
I am rather detached, and skeptical, and this book has allowed me to
evolve out of my limited way of learning.
Even though the book clearly stands on it's own merit, I have found
that using it, in concert with the well timed emails (which provide
new directions to take my studies) a truly holistic approach to
eventually achieving my personal best.
Thank you very much for allowing me the privilege of reviewing this book.