Book review: The 100% Factor

The 100% FactorEver feel like sitting down and having a long quiet conversation with a very wise person? The kind of chat that leaves you thinking more and deeper about you, your world and how to be more yourself.

Reading Jodee Bock’s new book The 100% Factor – Living Your Capacity is just like that. It’s a wonderful affirmation that the world does make sense, that there are simple, deep truths that can help you enjoy it more and that there are people out who have both the experiences and the desire to share those experiences with others.

Jodee writes this in the preface:

When I think back on my corporate career, I identify myself as a square peg in a round hole…

With the benefit of hindsight now, I’m able to see that if I could have created a support system for my seemlingly outrageous thoughts and belief system, I may have been able to communicate my ideas in a way that wasn’t as threatening as it appeared at the time.

Had I known that there were others in the world who shared some of my frustrations about feeling stuffed into the box that was mine on the organizational chart, I may have been able to formulate my thoughts into meaningful dialogue.

Well, as Jodee now knows, there are plenty of people out there who share her frustrations and beliefs and this book then becomes that meaningful dialogue to all us like-minded individuals everywhere. The topics range widely (even wildly) from accountability, prejudice and fear to change, creativity and courage.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes pondering some of the great questions, and would like to peek inside the minde og someone who’s obviously spent a lot of time doing so already. You may not agree with everything in the book, but it will inspire you.

Disclosure: Jodee is a blogging buddy and gave me a free copy of the book to review. I’m also mentioned in the book twice – thanks, Jodee.

7 thoughts on “Book review: The 100% Factor”

  1. Alex:

    Thank you so much for your review! I’ve truly learned a lot from so many people – including you! – and I’m so happy to share in making our small talk bigger!

    Keep up the great work!


  2. I’ve read both blogs for some time. And both of you are bringing a book. In general I hate reading books since I never finish them, but now both of you are tempting me…


  3. Frank: I think my book is one you could finish … it’s broken into bite-sized chunks and you don’t have to read it cover to cover but can pick and choose. And I know you’ll LOVE Alex’s book, too! I know I’d be honored to tempt you into actually finishing a book! :)

  4. Frank: Books are wildly overrated – don’t read them :o) Everything you need is on the net anyway.

    Though I did notice that during the last 2 weeks where I haven’t had internet access at home, I suddenly read way more books.

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