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Choose to be a hero


Be the Hero: Three Powerful Ways to Overcome Challenges in Work and Life

By Noah Blumenthal

Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc., $12.97 (U.S.)

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This book, says author Noah Blumenthal, is about helping you choose to be an everyday hero. And, Blumenthal has written this book as a parable with a very “everyday” kind of guy, called Jeff, whose life and work throw him some unexpected challenges.

With a little help from friends and co-workers, Jeff learns how to examine his situation from other perspectives – to tell the stories from the point of view of how a hero would see them.

Not surprisingly, he finds when he practices being a hero instead of a victim, he is able to resolve many of his problems.

Like many books that tell inspirational stories, things can become a little to saccharine at times. However, I also found myself thinking about how I would change my views about certain people and events in my life by employing some of Blumenthal’s techniques. Not a bad way to spend a couple hours.

For more information, or to order the book, visit  and watch a short inspirational video. 

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