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Monday, November 23, 2009

@ltaSCRIBE: Ben Sherwood

In tough times, who bounces back and who doesn’t? After losing a job, who finds a new one and who gives up? After a devastating medical diagnosis, who beats the odds and who doesn’t? And perhaps most important: What do survivors and thrivers know that we don’t? | Regarding this work, Sangeeth Varghese, a columnist for In his new book, The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life (Grand Central. 400 pp., $25.99), Sherwood looks for the qualities that have helped ordinary people survive and thrive under extraordinary duress. He closely analyzes the experiences of a few survivors who have been tested to the extreme, "people who have been beaten down, sometimes literally flattened, and how they managed to pick themselves up, again and again, in the face of the unthinkable." By dissecting these survivor's mindsets and habits, he unlocks secrets that can help us improve our own chances of survival, both in our personal and professional worlds.


1 comment:

Tom Bailey said...

This is my viewpoint so please do not read it as truth.

I love this type of reading. It puts the term "what is hard" or "what is tough" into proper perspective.

I love what you are sharing here.

These are things that are just as or possibly even more valuable to healthy people. Healthy people only have to battle with complacency, laziness and trying to blame others for what happens negatively in their lives. These challenges here shed a fresh light on difficulties that most people face.

Again thank you so much for sharing what you are up to.

Best regards,
Tom Bailey

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