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Leader's Bookshelf: "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl

This is a book that should be in everyone's bookshelf. Even though it was written over 70 years ago, it's relevance is powerfully valid in today's uncertain world. Dr. Frankl was a professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Vienna Medical School until his passing and is considered the father of logotherapy.

Set in the true life story of his time in concentration camps during World War II, this book is a surprising beacon of hope from the most horrific of human experiences. The book is less focused on the larger issues, but more on the individual personal experiences of a prisoner. It's stark portrayal of life in these conditions is heartbreaking, but the author focuses on his own survival story and the people with whom he interacted in the camps.

He courageously looks at why some survived while others didn't. His insights into our common search for meaning and how that influences our behavior and ultimately trajectory in life are profound.

If you find yourself in uncertain times, as we all do, this is a book well worth the time to read. It is a beautiful resource for anyone who if feeling lost or in search of meaning or purpose in life.


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