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Excellent Advice for Living

This may have far more good advice than my “100 things” will ever have!

What a great and simple book. Heads-up, there’s probably very little in it that you haven’t already heard. The book is written, mostly, as very short sayings or quotes that are easily tweetable if that’s what you want to do.

Kevin Kelly, the author, wasn’t a name I instantly recognized. Until you suddenly realize he is the guy behind Wired Magazine! (and a few others publications and early websites and networks.) Another book by Kelly, What Technology Wants, has some surprises in it. Kelly has little use for a Smart Phone or even a TV!

The subtitle is “Wisdom I Wish I’d Known Earlier” and the idea is to share this with someone (anyone!) who’s younger. Let’s give future generations a great jump start on life. I plan to share this book with my sons and others and expect it will foster some little short conversations, or texts, along the lines of “Did you read the second item on page 23? What a great idea!” (or I guess some could be terrible ideas that you can disagree with, but still good conversation starters.)

I have two annoyances with this book, and they are small. First, I wish each item was numbered, so I could simply refer to “item 49” instead of “the third item on page 16.” This would help with my second annoyance too, which is that as an audiobook, it’s sometimes a little tricky to tell when one item is done and the next begins. Like I said, these are small issues!

For a book that has nothing new in it, it’s a great book.

Thanks to Mickey Mellen for recently referencing it and inspiring me to give it a read.

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