The Butterfly Effect
Andy Andrews is a well known speak and author. In The Bufferfly Effect, he has a simple message to convey. Every single thing that you do in your life matters - not just for yourself, but for the whole world. Each of us is born for a purpose and each of us has the power within us to change the world.
The author narrates the Gettysburg incident, which was arguably one of the turning point in the war between the Union and the Confederates to illustrate the fact how one person's decision influences the destiny of an entire nation.
The author uses a second example of the creator of the hybridized high yield disease resistant corn and wheat to show how even an innocuous action (like going on walks with a person) influences what happens in the life of another, which in turn affects an entire population.
The book is an ideal gift or coffee table book. I had access to the soft copy (.pdf version) of the book, but I would think the hardcopy would turn out to be a good collectors' item.
Andy's experience as an orator comes across in the style of narration, as he strives to drive home the point. He uses simple words and real life examples to convey his message.
I would give it a 4/5 mainly because it is short and sweet.
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