Business to Business Recommendations

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The Road to Character by David Brooks

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author David Brooks, a controversial and eye-opening look at how our culture has lost sight of the value of humility - defined as the opposite of self-preoccupation - and why only an engaged inner life can yield true meaning and fulfillment.
A “BIG ME” CULTURE: For the past fifty years, American culture has embraced a moral tradition of self-love rather than self-effacement. We have greater self-approval and greater interest in fame—but also greater spending, greater political polarization, and less empathy.
ADAM I vs. ADAM II: Human beings have two sides to their natures. Adam I is the career-oriented, ambitious side of our nature. Adam II is the internal Adam who wants to love well and embody certain moral qualities.
HUGE AUTHOR PROFILE AND PLATFORM: Brooks has millions of readers from his New York Times column. New York magazine called him “the essential columnist of our time” in a profile.
BIG IDEA BOOK: Brooks takes aim at two popular notions: the idea that “God dwells within you as you” and the idea of man as the empirical, self-serving Homo economicus. Like Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, this is a book that critiques our modern values.
WE ARE ALL UNDERDOGS: Humility is the awareness that we are all underdogs in the struggle against our weaknesses—and it is this struggle against the “crooked timber of our humanity” that is the foundation of character.
MOST PERSONAL BOOK YET: Where The Social Animal made readers wonder whether they were a Harold or an Erica, this book brings the reader into the shared, fundamentally human aspect of this inner struggle that has the potential to transform all of our lives.
 
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$28.00
ISBN: 9780812993257
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Published: Random House - April 14th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it. David Brooks