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Publisher's Summary

Common Sense Wisdom is a short book with a big message about life and the important transitions, challenges, and changes planned or unplanned that we all must face from time to time. It is at moments like these that some common sense wisdom can help us understand what is happening or should happen, why it's happening or why it should, how we should respond to it or initiate it, and how we can best apply the insights and lessons from those who have been there and done that to our own lives.
Drawing upon his own life experiences and more than 30 years as an advisor and coach to executives, government officials, and people from all walks of life from Asia, to Europe, and the United States, Pepper shares the insights from these people in a way that will cause you to think about your life and career as never before.
Common Sense Wisdom blends, in a unique way, quotes from ancient philosophers to modern-day business executives, sports figures, and thought leaders from Buddha to Baltasar Gracian and Goethe, to Winston Churchill, Mary Pickford, Oscar Wilde, Wayne Gretzky, and Margaret Thatcher to Walt Disney and Vaclav Havel, and applies them to life in the 21st century, a time when act or be acted upon takes on a whole new meaning about one's life.
The goal of Common Sense Wisdom is to give listeners the tools, understanding, and motivation to become their own career or life coaches and to lead themselves, and those around them, through life's challenges, setbacks, and successes. Common Sense Wisdom offers critical insights into life that will help people find their own true north as they chart the course for their own journeys.
©2010 J.M. Pepper de Callier (P)2016 J.M. Pepper de Callier
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rebecca masic on 06-28-16

Truly indispensable self-leadership coaching!

Would you consider the audio edition of Common Sense Wisdom to be better than the print version?

“Must own” dynamics are in both the audio and printed versions of this book. Pepper’s narration permeated with tone importance, though the printed copy accurately became my pocket reference. We all profess to have common sense, however after experiencing the aptly named, Common Sense Wisdom, new light was given to generate essential self-leadership refinement for success.

What other book might you compare Common Sense Wisdom to and why?

No are no other comparisons. This powerful, easy to read, thought and action provoking little book provides simplistic, effective life changing guidance and wisdom.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Common Sense Wisdom is not just a book…it is a transforming experience for your life and career.

Any additional comments?

Whether you have just graduated from college or a well seasoned professional looking for leadership/executive coaching...this is experience is a necessity. I highly recommend without any hesitation.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Marek on 11-20-16

This book will guide you thru change in your life

Would you listen to Common Sense Wisdom again? Why?

I listen to Common Sence Wisdom already many times, and I guess I will continue to do it. Why? Because the common sense wisdom is something we are often missing. Especially in today fast and wicked times. What's more, Pepper recorded his book personally so that you will hear all the inspiration and smart words with 100% authenticity.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This book is not a novel, so you will not find your favorite character. It's more like a smart puzzle with fragments of witty points and your own stories will unfold automatically in your head once you dive into it.

Which scene was your favorite?

This is not a long book. But Pepper cover all the relevant topics such as a lifelong Interest, attitude, common sense, serendipity, discipline, timing, action. I discover a piece of golden nugget in each of those sections, and I believe that everyone who goes thru a change in life can find it as a useful guidebook as well.

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