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Act Accordingly
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on 25 April 2015
Very short but quite fun and punchy minimalist call to arms, trying to forcefully persuade the reader of the benefits of eliminating the excess from one's life to relentlessly focus on what you really want to do. The title provides the author a decision-making mechanism to tackle one of those questions that dominate many lives: what should I be doing with my life right now? The overall message is quite simple, but is expressed well and clearly and in such a way as that it might provide that spark of inspiration to someone feeling a bit lost or discontent and help them sort out their priorities and guide them to building a better, more fulfilled life. Distilled, he emphasizes the importance of being brave and taking risks. There is an interesting chapter on moral relativism which is a good read, but perhaps doesn't gel that naturally with the other themes of the book. Like most minimalist writers, he dwells on the idea that living within one's means is a very important step in achieving fulfillment and happiness and also that advertising and branding is a key enemy of this.

Well-written and engaging and recommended to those looking for - or needing - a short, sharp minimalist shock!
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on 2 July 2013
In short but powerful chapters, Colin Wright shares his insights about how to live the life you desire. A very inspiring book, worth reading again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 September 2013
I think if you have an interest in being happy that this is a good book to help motivate and encourage you to start living the life you actually want to lead rather than the life people expect you to lead. But as always it is subjective to what you want, which is made very clear by the author, using examples and techniques to help you get to this knowledge or what you want your life to be.
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on 15 February 2014
Overall this book links with of the work on minimalism and simplicity, The author has an honest personal style, and brings new concepts on developing an authentic way of living.
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on 27 August 2013
A nice little book. Quick read and quite inspiring. Colin writes honestly and influentially. Certainly worth the small price. Thanks
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on 28 June 2013
As much as I liked the read and what was conveyed within these 78 pages I feel cheated by the size of the "book" which in my opinion just qualifies as an essay. Go deeper, delve a bit more into the subjects broached within its pages, write more about the world we live in maybe...In short, it's too short and leaves you wondering if you just read the introduction to a larger piece. I would feel a cheat to publish such a short piece and ask people to pay £1.96 for it! I've purchased similar shorts for 77p and was fine with it but this is far too short and "not enough". Shame, since the little chapters are quite inspiring and well written (bar some typos and mistakes that are unacceptable for a 78 pages proof read session).
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on 26 June 2013
Colin's new book, Act Accordingly, outlays his life philosophy and the rubric by which he's been travelling the world continuously in an easily digestible way. The points he makes in this book come serve as a stern reminder to put down the foundations for your own rules of living and cause you to think deeper and harder about your place in the world.

Readers of his other books, especially his travel-related memoirs, will find this a good accompanying text. An easy, quick read but not shy on thought provoking content.
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