"This eager treatise challenges readers to develop ambitious personal visions not just for personal gain but for the advancement of humanity." -BookLife Review by Publishers Weekly
"Insightful, engaging, and well-developed, The Power of Vision offers readers practical advice for making their lives and work extraordinary. The scholarly approach you take in this book underscores the importance of the messages presented while the down-to-earth writing style keeps the material easily accessible." - WestBow Press Editorial Group
"It communicates high-level concepts in down-to-earth terms that anyone could follow. This book is a great resource that I would strongly recommend to anyone wanting to achieve great things in life." - Dr. Edem Ernest Edifor, Senior Lecturer, Marketing, Operations and Digital Business, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
"I hesitate to describe this as just another book on this very popular subject, as Oluwaseun literally walks us through the intricacies; with care, precision and practicalities. This is a book to read, own, and share with everyone in and around our network. I don't think there's anyone who wouldn't benefit from reading this book." - Ayodeji Aderibigbe, PhD Candidate, Purdue University, USA
"Using empirical evidence drawn from historic data to demonstrate how clearly, extraordinary human beings (including leaders and inventors) have impacted the world is another interesting feature in the book. Demystifying greatness, which is the finished article, by focusing on the process of building a vision is also an important highlight in the book." - Mondiu Jaiyesimi, Senior Consultant, AML and Forensics
"Loving the fact also that this book not only speaks to the young, but it speaks to everyone. The Power of Vison, encourages, inspires, raises one's spirit and it is practical and realistic. It gets the attention that keeps you reading and wanting more. Thank you for this unselfish journey of revelation and hard work that will move people to achieve greatness. Thank you for the passion to see others move from ordinary to extraordinary." Janet Williams-Edwards,
"You cannot but read The Power of Vision. It will take you from where you are to where you ought to be. It will take you from living a mediocre life to living an extraordinary life. It will cause you to journey from a meaningless existence to a life of worth and value. This book will transform your life." - Dr Samuel Ekundayo, The Purpose Preacher, Auckland, New Zealand
In this impassioned, provocative treatise, Oyeniran (Live Love Learn Grow), the founder of OyES Education, challenges readers to develop and actualize a personal vision as an opportunity to “become extraordinary” and build the future they desire. He argues that the true visionaries among us—the few who fully tap their innate potential for “uncommon greatness”—ultimately manifest personal visions for the betterment of humanity itself, rather than solely focusing on personal success. He urges readers to develop and dedicate themselves to grand personal visions, leaving behind lives of minor significance or impact for something greater.
The Power of Vision aims for greatness, studying the lives of Walt Disney, Masaru Ibuka, Helen Keller, Henry Ford, Nelson Mandela, and other historical figures (and perennial examples for self-help authors). Oyeniran delineates the route taken by each famous idealist, chronicling their hard work and perseverance, often in the face of denigration, failures, and danger (“Ibuka built Sony during a crisis, despite many failed attempts and almost being bankrupt experimenting with different ideas”). The true visionary, he notes, bears the responsibility to “challenge existing norms” and attempt to create a more noble world, a call-to-action that demands great focus and character. That may sound daunting, but Oyeniran insists that intense focus on “Big Hairy Audacious Goals” can make every reader a habitual change agent.
There’s power in Oyeniran’s insistence that the truly visionary approach is to better the world rather than just one’s own circumstances. The work’s first half becomes repetitive, with some chapters closely echoing each other in sentence structure and word choice, and some sections lionize the idea of a vision rather than offer clear guidance to help readers develop their own. Oyeniran’s focus tightens as he considers questions of leadership, character, and whether visionaries tend to be tyrannical. This enthusiastic guide poses challenging questions for readers eager to explore the possibility of visionary thinking.
Takeaway: This eager treatise challenges readers to develop ambitious personal visions not just for personal gain but for the advancement of humanity.
Great for fans of: Mark W. Johnson and Josh Suskewicz’s Lead from the Future, Joyce Schwarz’s The Vision Board.
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