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Love, the Art of Service.

  • Jul 19, 2010

Awesome self-help story. James C. Hunter found a best way to share the lost principles of this world, sending you to a trip out of of the materialist ambience. And your vehicle is John Daily's life, a sucessful business man who realizes that he has been a frustrated boss, husband and father. The best thing to do in those times is to go a little bit high and take a panoramic view of your life, that's why John decides to go to a leadership retreat at a monastery. Inside his luggage there was hope and a little bit of skepticism.

Leonard Hoffman, an influent entrepeneur who abandoned everything to have a new sense for his life, is the monk that makes John immerses in a new way of life. The difference of Power (force of obligation) and Authorithy (force of influence) is placed in a balance weighing to break the hard heart and bring humbleness.

I loved this book and it really helps to improve a lot of areas in your life, it even can change a personality. Based on the fact that I always send a message with each actions I do, I learnt that the best way to lead is to serve. It also gives an realistic meaning of Love, not the vulgarized love that we hear from empty people, but the endangered specie of Love. What would be easier,to love twenty people in one year or to love one person in twenty years? Ups, maybe our concept is wrong. Love is not how you feel toward others, but how you behave toward others.

Who would you like to have as a leader? Let me build a model: a pacient person, someone who gives you attention, someone who values you, motivates you, be authentic, respects you, who satisfies your necessities when they come, who forgives you when you make a mistake, who be honest with you, who gives you feedback, who gives you condition to reach the goals and be comitted to you. Yes, all of this is so perfect, so good, but imagine if the only way to be treated like this is treating people like this.

I also love when someone rescues the princeples of the Bible, the manual of life. The author cites Jesus Christ, who I believe to be so much more than a philosopher, and shows his great acts of true love in this world.
Easy to read it and easy to like it. Lay your weapons down and submit yourself to this amazing teaching!

Love, the Art of Service. Love, the Art of Service.

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July 20, 2010
Interesting concept and book. I enjoyed your review! Thanks so much for sharing. :)
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Quick Tip by . July 15, 2010
The true story is that our world just get worst because we keep losing the real principles in each new generation. Here is the opportunity to change your life, be reeducated and learn to be humble, and your generation can reap your fruits.
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Author: James C. Hunter
Genre: Leadership, Management, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Enterpeneurship, Social Theory

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