The decisions you make and the way you treat others have more impact than you may ever realize. Speaker and New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews shares a compelling and powerful story about a decision one man made over a hundred years ago, and the ripple effect it's had on us individually, and nationwide, today. It's a story that will inspire courage and wisdom in the decisions we make, as well as affect the way we treat others through our lifetime. Andrews speaks over 100 times a year, and The Butterfly Effect is his #1 most requested story.
This work is another fantastic piece of work by Mr. Andy Andrews.
In this very inspirational book, the author uses the idea of a scientist named Edward Lorenz, who in 1963 exposed a theory.
The speculation was that "a butterfly could flap its wings and set molecules of air in motion, which would move other molecules of air, in turn moving more molecules of air.
That sequence of events, eventually, would be capable of starting a hurricane on the other side of the planet.
More than thirty years later this theory was accepted with the status of a "law" known as The Law of Sensitive Dependence Upon Initial Conditions.
The author adapts the idea to show that the first movement of any form of matter - including people, matters. And he elegantly gives the example of Mr. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, who was a schoolteacher, a professor of rhetoric at Bowdoin College and a Colonel in the Union Army. The actions he took in the Gettysburg battle had consequences that are reflected in our life nowadays.
Besides this story, the author also pictures the stories and lives of Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, George Washington Carver, Moses Carver and his wife Susan Carver, and all the inter-relationship on those lives and the actions that affected not only their lives but our lives as well.
Although it is an 112 pages book, you can read it in less than half hour, but the message it transmits remains for a lifetime.
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