5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 10 June 2009
Vol 1 took my breath away. I wake in the morning and I can flick through this book and no matter where the page opens there is a piece of wisdom there to inspire me for the day. This book is heart lifting, warming and teaches us how to live with our inner peace. It is truly beautifully written. What a genius you are Mr Turner. A book I will treasure all my life.
When I found out there was a Vol 2 I could not believe that the genius behind the first one would treat us to this beautiful, inspiring, uplifting second volume. It is almost like the book has taken on form a living person with a heart beat who is speaking to us in an old world text to give us guidance,hope,discipline, and most importantly to live at one with ourself and others. These two books should be read by everyone and taught in schools to inspire future generations. You are a remarkable individual who writes from the heart and soul.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 30 October 2004
This lovely little volume (and its sister companion) are absolute gems of inspiration. Each "lesson" starts with a parable or tale surrounding either the Patriarch from the books title Yen Tzu or from one of his disciples. Each introduce a very simple and clear idea as the subject of the lesson. The lessons are 'life skills' but in a lot of ways are much more than that also ...
Each lesson title is referred to a particular animal that has strong connotations of the underlying message. The lessons in this, the first volume are as follows:-
Bull - Communication
Bear - Relationships
Heron - Patience
Monkey - Ego
Horse - Willpower
Tiger - Energy
Within each lesson the ideas are explored and examined fully/ Often there are several key components or ideas within a lesson and these are also often introduced with a further parable or tale from Yen Tzu or the academy.
In some ways a lot of the ideas or messages seem familiar from different sources and well known inspirational life management authors. However the ideas within the lessons have never been so beautifully knit together or explained in such a way that the actual meanings seem to slip subliminally into the sub conscious where they need to reach to invoke the power and impact of their teachings.
This book reminds me of similar Eastern thought provoking works such as the Tao Te Ching and the author hints that Yen Tzu himself may have been an enlightened Taoist Sage.
Buy this book and above all read it - as often as you can.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 2 June 2009
While I read this I was simply amazed at just how many ideas and assumptions I take at face value without giving them a second thought. This book made me understand not only myself but past situations I've experienced in a whole new way. 'Paradigm changing'! Highly Recommended.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 August 2012
Together with volume one, these are the best self-help books I have come across. I've read many and have benefited a lot from all of them but these two - The teachings of Billionaire Yen Tzu volume 1 and 2 were my miracles. You just have to read them to know what i mean!