Monday, April 7, 2014

Thrive, by Arianna Huffington

Ms. Huffington's book is interesting and full of common sense wisdom.  It feels a bit flimsy, and doesn't sum up the messages very clearly.  Just in writing this, I have to struggle a bit to put order to the key insights:  money and power are insufficient metrics to a well-lived life.  A third metric is required, and Ms. Huffington describes it in broad brush strokes as including: our health and well being (mental and physical), paying attention to intuition (just like Gavin DeBecker says!), keeping a child's sense of wonder, and giving of compassion, time and effort to those in need.

Maybe Ms. Huffington was making a point by omitting the kind of bullet list summary that would make me more comfortable.  Or maybe she just goofed.  It is still worth reading, but really it is no Lean In.

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

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