Book Review: The Little Red Book of Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Wisdom is a book by Mark DeMoss.

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.

Mark DeMoss is president of the DeMoss Group, a public relations firm he founded in 1991 specifically to serve Christian organizations and causes.  More than 150 nonprofit organizations and corporations have sought counsel and support from his firm in the areas of communications, media relations, branding, marketing, nonprofit managing, and crisis management.  Mark and his wife, April, live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their children. His father, the late Arthur S. DeMoss, was a successful businessman, having pioneered direct response marking of life insurance through the National Liberty Corporation, which he founded.

While some of the quotes in this book are based of scripture, there are a lot that are not.  There are 25 chapters each focusing on wisdom for various aspects in your life.  One chapter focuses on twitter and social networking and even quotes what John Mayer had posted on his blog when he decided it was time for him to quit twitter.  A chapter is devoted to the art of letter writing, a seemingly lost cause.  (But one I try to continue through postcard writing.  Not exactly the same as a letter since space is limited but handwritten and requiring a stamp to get anywhere just the same.)

This book can be read easily all in one sitting as I read it – or like other books I have read and reviewed you can choose to break it down and read one of the 25 chapters each night before bed or every morning when you first wake up to give you a different perspective on how you should live your life that day.

Some of the chapter’s relate to things that have gone on in Mark’s life: his father passing away at 53 leaving his mother to take care of their 7 children aged 8 to 22, their house burning down when Mark was a child.  Other chapters relate wisdom to things that he knows from friends or that had happened to others.

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