By Arianna Huffington
You may be familiar with Arianna Huffington, the founder of a leading news and information brand, the Huffington Post. She has also been named by Time magazine as one of the World’s Most Influential People and has won numerous awards and honors. She has been role model for women and has published over fourteen books. When she collapsed of exhaustion, Huffington was shocked to realize that her non-stop schedule was affecting her health and began a reexamination of what was important in her life.
Huffington draws the reader in by sharing an intimate look at her life, her reflections and her strategies for keeping her world in balance. She compares the attainment of money and power to two legs of a stool. Those two legs may stand alone for a while but they will eventually lose their stability. Huffington urges the addition of the third leg, or third metric as she calls it, which involves listening to our inner voice, renewing our sense of wonder, and finding strength in compassion and giving.
Thrive offers common sense advice for living with technology and the demands of family and career. Huffington’s book represents a different perspective as she gets the reader’s attention by sharing a deeply personal experience.