I hadn’t heard of this book until I was watching a Big Think video featuring . (Highly recommend those, btw. Google “Big Think + Tal Ben-Shahar” or click here). In the interview “In Defense of Self-Help,” Tal discusses the modern self-help movement and the fact that, unfortunately, a great deal of the books these days share the latest quick-fix solutions to life’s challenges rather than teaching us how to develop our character.
So, I immediately got it and read it over the weekend and here we are.
I’m thrilled I read it. It’s packed with mini-biographies of many of history’s greatest scientists, artists, business leaders, generals and political leaders plus Big Ideas encouraging us to develop character, perseverance, diligence, patience and other noble virtues.
My kinda book. :)
I’m excited to share a handful of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump in!
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