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Book Review: Wisdom 2.0

May 6, 2009

wisdom2coverWisdom 2.0: Ancient Secrets for the Creative and Constantly Connected
written by Soren Gordhamer
Published by HarperOne

As the 20th Century was put to rest, and we ushered in the 21st, we’ve seen massive technological advances. Whether it be faster and more stable computers & internet connections, Blackberries, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and even recently Amazon launched it’s Kindle. We’ve been overwhelmed by technology, whether we have come to terms with it or not.

Wisdom 2.0 teaches valuable lessons on relinquishing the grasp our new attachment to technology has on us, and what we can do to slow down the need to be constantly plugged in all the time. I for one am a HUGE techno-abuser, whether I’m right here typing away, checking my Facebook, E-mail (incessantly) I’m nearly always plugged in.

Soren Gordhamer has laid it all out simply, with various exercises to practice. Soren is not saying we need to completely stop using these things we enjoy, but can teach us how to cope with the stresses we cause ourselves.

We are constantly over-stimulated. Stop right now and think when the last time you checked your e-mail? 10 minutes ago? 5 minutes ago? 30 seconds ago? Has it really been that long? How about Facebook?

The practical exercises that are laid out are meant to focus us back, to get the creative juices of our minds flowing, the one’s that become stagnant after hours of staring at the screen. Soren gives us the creative ability back, allowing us even just an extra moment away– ok, maybe more than but that I’m still working on the exercises alright?

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 6, 2009 10:58 pm

    It was two minutes before coming here that I last checked my e-mail and I followed a link in facebook to reach this review.

    I’m going to have to pick up a copy of this book.

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