My e-book, “Learning to Live: Essays on Life & Leadership” is available for $3.99 (43% discount) for the next 21 hours (8:00am Sunday PST)
Eleanor has been a loyal reader of my work since, I believe, I began writing. I value deeply her words:
I love essay collections, especially a work such as Tom Heuerman’s “Learning to Live – Essays on Life and Leadership.” Easy to read… each one has its own point… and somehow they fit together into a larger valuable tapestry.
I have known Tom for many years through his sharing of his thoughts in some of these essays. So, I already know some of the stories, and they have already helped me live a better life. For that I am very thankful.
Now he has compiled them into what could be seen by previous readers as a review, but in glancing through the early edition of the e-book, I realize the re-reading will be more than a review or reminder (of Tom or of myself); it will be another chance to self-improve, self-authenticate, self-acknowledge… and I think there can never be too much of that.
This work has wisdom in its pages – wisdom borne out of experience shared over many years of living a many-faceted life — confessional and inspirational, personal and observational, tough and loving.
This is not a surprise, as Tom has among his life goals the sharing of what he has learned, in a responsible manner; that in itself I consider to be a blessing in today’s confusing world between not enough, and too much, sharing of information.
While Tom often approaches these essays through the lens of business/corporate leadership, there are lessons into every other aspect of life as well.
And, I must add, his photography always reaches my heart.
A reader wrote at Amazon:
“It’s like a map wherein each chapter contains a pearl of wisdom that can help the reader/seeker to find its better self to live as Tom does: an authentic life!”
What interesting lives people have:
I have just finished reading “Learning to Live: Essays on Life and Leadership.” I think it is an excellent book! One of my nephews just graduated last Saturday from the Graduate School of Business at Dartmouth. I have emailed him to see if he has read this book. Otherwise, I will send him a copy.
In the late 1980s and 90s my husband and I took some consciousness raising workshops with Brugh Joy. I don’t know if you have heard of him. My husband also took EST and belongs to the Mankind Project where living an authentic life is paramount. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 1958. (I was only allowed to attend at that time because my father was on the faculty Women were only allowed if they were in nursing, education or if their father was on the faculty. My father was the Dean of the Darden School of Business Administration and was invited to UVA in 1954 to set up that school).
As you probably know, UVA has a strict honor code. If you choose to attend that school, you swear not to lie, steal or cheat–even at cards. If you do, you can be banished from the University and from Charlottesville for life. I don’t know if this is still the case. I know my two years at UVA had a huge impact on my life.
I really liked your ideas of a value driven life and how great leaders engage their employees. I wish all companies and businesses could be run this way. I think this is naive on my part, but it seems that some companies have succeeded, so there is hope. Your ideas about always changing one’s way of doing things and not becoming stagnant and engaging people in ongoing dialogue are great. I could go on and on about all the great ideas in your book.
I am grateful for the first reader review on Amazon of my new e-book: Learning to Live: Essays on Life and Leadership:
Learning to Live is a work of art that every person daring to experience life should read. The author uses words that will bring you as close to humanity as possible. His way of sharing his journey through darkness into light is extraordinary. This is a testament to the fact that life can and should be practiced and lived. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or a start-up leader, this book is a reminder of how valuable each human being is. The end game isn’t in perfection but in living.
I highly recommend this book. Great read!
Thank you Dr. Karen Keller.