Friday, April 6, 2012

Book review: Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life by Bryan Curtis

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Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life by Bryan Curtis

Classic Wisdom for the Professional Life is filled with tremendous quotes about business and life to inspire and encourage the reader.   It is put together in a very casual non categorized manner.   The reader can open the book to any page and find interesting quotes by leaders, celebrities, entertainers, and many others from all walks of life. 

Overall, I found the book inspiring and encouraging.  I went through the quotes multiple times and every time finding more quotes that I chose to write down in my journal or note in the book. As a general quote book, this book is filled with wisdom from many successful individuals.  I found the title limiting in its summary of the book unless the author intends to compile a series of classic wisdom books; such as Classic Wisdom for the busy dad, Classic Wisdom for the student, etc.

Although the book contains tremendous quotes and life lessons, it does not have any index, chapters, or organization to assist the reader in finding quotes.  This is a major shortcoming since this book could prove to be a tremendous resource for writers, bloggers, speakers, or anyone searching for useful quotes. 

Possibly, the writer wanted the reader to learn the quotes by creating categories of their own.  By creating my own categories, and keywords, I can quickly reference these quotes for daily use but in a busy world, I do not envision many casual readers electing this method for using this book.   Due to the lack of organization or daily reading layout, much of the wisdom could be lost.  Unfortunately, today’s environment is filled with the ability to quickly search for ideas, quotes, and subjects with a click or by entering a word or phrase in a search box.
Even with these shortcomings, I recommend this book since it contains tremendous wisdom and thought provoking statements. 


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