It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who You Are is a very valuable book. Often in life, it seems as if people are praised for superficial things, such as their class, status, popularity, or wealth. But when it comes to what is important, it is not about who you know, but rather who you are. This book is a collection of stories written by a variety of people, and each excerpt reiterates the main message of the book: what is important is our character, not our public image.
The book has great wisdom about success, leadership, perseverance, and maintaining values. The book is easy (and enjoyable) to read; many of the sections are rather short and consist of only a few paragraphs. One of my favorite excerpts was one about John Wooden. The author talked about how he would write love letters to his deceased wife on the 21st of every month.With excerpts written by so many different leaders, there is definitely something for everyone; this book represents a wide variety of viewpoints. This would be a good gift to give to your daughter or son, or to someone who has just graduated from college and is ready to enter the workforce.