“Chance favours only the prepared mind”. If any single phrase or quote could sum up the meaning and purpose of Dr. Bohdi Sander’s book “Defensive Living” it would be this one. Quotes from the nine “Sages” are used to introduce the concept of a problem you may be faced with. Dr Sanders then proceeds to explain the relevance and meaning of the quote when applied to your situation. The book is quite simply invaluable to anyone who is looking for a concise way to deal with other individuals. Unlike other books which claim to be a guide for self improvement, Dr Sanders has hit the bullseye here by providing you with a “Survival handbook” for the real world. Coming from a corporate background, I can thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who has to deal with stakeholders and professionals alike. “Defensive Living” is in actual fact, not that defensive! I thoroughly enjoyed the book and the style in which it is written.