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  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Good Gift Book

    Mark DeMoss' The Little Red Book of Wisdom is full of colorful stories. I can't say I recall though why he chose red. Perhaps it is just some common knowledge that I am lacking.

    The chapters are short and the ideas are simple. The author acknowledges that these simple ideas are not completely unique or new-just worth your time and effort.

    I would agree that refocusing it imperative and DeMoss outlines many little ways to shift your eyes from old thought processes to newer, wiser ways to frame your life.

    I think this would be a fabulous gift for a Jr High or Sr High graduate. With all the shifts and changes in life these days, it could even be a good book to loan a friend who is feeling her way along some major shifts in life.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    a little reminder of what life should be about...

    At first, I doubted my virtually impulsive move to request for a review copy of this book, having earlier on decided I've had-for this year, at least-enough of Christian-oriented inspirational books that invariably conclude by telling me to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior-which, by the way, I have already done so more than ten years prior, thank you very much. :)

    I guess God himself was at work when I clicked on the request link for this book, and it soon proved my initial impression of it wrong. Except for the invariable conclusion (I think it's a rule of thumb for every book of this kind), Mark DeMoss's The Little Red Book of Wisdom sets itself aside by keeping it simple and concise. Whether or not we readily fess up to it, we all are interested in learning the secrets to acquiring the wisdom of the ages. This small, unimposing book, aims to teach its reader everything he or she needs to know to achieve true wisdom and eventually infuse these ideals into his or her everyday life. And that's exactly what it did to me.

    I started out with a dermatograph marker I hardly every used and I ended up with nearly half of this marker gone. This book taught me nothing new. It did not contain ingenuous and innovative methods for attaining wisdom. What it does possess are frequently forgotten truths about living the simple life-some things we don't usually give the time of day to mull over. This book provides a good excuse for re-learning the fundamental virtues and values of life. From spending time on productive endeavors to creating valuable memories with the people that matter; from the value of hard work to the unsullied role of integrity to lasting success; from appreciations to apologies, and the importance of listening and purposeful thinking habits. A whole chapter discussed the lost art of letter writing, while another spoke about the benefits of turning our backs on technology once in a while.

    Each chapter contains an advice on gaining wisdom, hemmed into a nest of timeless bible verses, shrewd quotes and inspiring anecdotes. Through this book I have learned that being wise does not necessarily mean having the capacity to solve life's most complicated problems. Wisdom comes from simply knowing what matters most, and how one can focus less on worldly ambitions in order to have the most of life's simplest pleasures. Of course, placing God in the center of everything we do makes the journey all the more bearable. ^-^

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  • Posted July 23, 2011

    Live To Read

    The author emphasizes the spiritual when it comes to his advice. There is plenty to draw from the book, the advice can be skewed towards many situations and still fit. The author has a succinct way of getting his point across, very direct. The chapters are split so that each bit of advice is spread out and very understandable-not too many complex meanings. The reader does not feel as if the writer talks down to him/her at all. This book is recommended for adults/young adults who might need just a little more wisdom in their lives.

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  • Posted July 5, 2011

    Good book!

    The Little Red Book of Wisdom offers time-tested principles for professional and personal fulfillment.

    Mark DeMoss gathers insights for living wisely from history, Scripture, and a lifetime of listening. The result is a handy, accessible book that gives readers a new way to enjoy lasting success in the work world and beyond. Topics include finding and keeping your focus in life, building a winning corporate culture, and setting aside time for good thinking.

    we only learnt wisdom in 2 ways in my opinion

    1) through hard lessons like experiences

    2) through a mentor or through learning from others.

    i love the way Mark DeMoss explain the principles through stories and also loved the principles given in the book, wise advice, and how the wisdom is divided into the professional and personal life, we all need books like this in our life to remind us to pursue wisdom and knowledge.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze book review bloggers program.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

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    The Little Red Book of Wisdom

    As the title implies, this is a small book of advice for readers. Divided into two categories, DeMoss tackles both professional and personal issues. While the early chapters of this book are not overtly religious, this book published by Thomas Nelson starts to introduce some spirituality towards the end. Not surprisingly, the book of Proverbs is often cited. Given his PR (public relations) success, DeMoss mentions his highs and lows without the expected air of arrogance. Even if one is not in the professional sector, they can use the professional tips in any aspect of leadership. Some tips given have to do with integrity, listening, relationships, alcohol, career paths, and more. I won't spoil all of the advice, but I will say this is a nice little book.

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