About the Book

* USA Today and Wall Street Journal best seller* Be inspired by the book behind the graduation speech by Dr. Rick Rigsby – now with 200+ million views on Facebook and YouTube

Reacquaint yourself with the wisdom of a generation gone by.

We live in an era of low expectations. In fact, we tend to celebrate low expectations. The way in which we choose to live and work today is a far cry from the purposeful living of our parents.

Have we reached the point in our society where it is more important to look good rather than be good? Has the pride in doing good work been replaced by self-entitlement, perfect offices, and slick suits?

This book reacquaints readers with the wisdom—the common sense that was practiced simply and unwittingly by those who represent a generation gone by.

About the Author

Dr. Rick Rigsby is President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications.

The former award-winning journalist followed a television career with graduate school—and two decades as a college professor . . . most of those years at Texas A&M University, where he also served as character coach and chaplain for the Aggies football team.

Dr. Rick’s dynamic presentations motivate, empower and inspire worldwide—from Africa and Asia, to the Americas, Europe and Canada. Rick’s audiences include Fortune 500 companies, academic communities, and service organizations. The internationally acclaimed speaker is a favorite among professional sports organizations, including the National Football League and the PGA.

About the Reviews

I saw a video with the author speaking about his father to what appeared to be a commencement ceremony, and sought out the book afterwards. This is a quick read, but the life lessons in it will challenge you, make you reflect on your life, and have you sit back and think on how you can be a better person as well as make a difference in the world. I picked this up for $3.99 in the Kindle store, and certainly received a heck of a lot more in return.

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After seeing a video of the author sharing wisdom from a third grade dropout in a commencement address, I immediately bought the book and read it. Since I have several hundred books already on my Kindle, I don't usually add new books unless they're free. But I was so impacted by the speech that I couldn't wait to read the book. That demonstrated the theme of the book--make an impact rather than an impression.

The book didn't have quite as much impact as the live speech, but I wasn't disappointed. Rick Rigsby learned how to stand firm from his father, a third grade dropout who manifested character and integrity. The wisdom of his father's generation has been lost in later generations, and the author wants everyone to have the common sense--and above all, the common decency--that he learned from his father's word and example.

I'm only a generation younger than his father, and I was raised with the same values by wise parents who exhibited utmost integrity and character. Everything the author wrote resonated with my own experience. How much better our society would be if younger people learned this wisdom.

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This is a wonderful book, especially for someone going through troublesome times. Well, written and easy to understand the principles the author binge to light.

Product Info

Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 5, 2019)
Language: English
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 265 customer reviews

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