Thursday, May 22, 2014

Good Advice from Bad People

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How can you walk away from a book with a title like Good Advice from Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong? The title is so contradictory that it perplexes the mind and triggers curiosity. What beneficial advice could one possibly take from O.J. Simpson? We have been trained to only take advice from ‘good’ successful people that to do the contrary seems downright scandalous.

They say that “nobody’s perfect” and the characters in Zac Bissonnette’s new book fit the bill. These are stories of some of the most infamous CEOs, heroes and tycoons who have fallen from grace. People who were talking the big game – and lying and making bad decisions. Some criminal.

There are some gems. Once you get your head around the contradictions between the “talk” and the “walk”, you’ll be intrigued by the wisdom and insight delivered by some of the most well-known and newsworthy individuals of our time. If only they followed their own advice.