Power Points: The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time by Will Durant

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

This is the second Will Durant book I’ve interacted with. The first was “The Lessons of History.” I read that book… and LOVED it!

This particular book I absorbed while driving via Audible.

I much prefer a book in the hand to a book in the ear. There is something special about physically interacting with a book… touching it… writing in it… and feeling its weight that moves my soul.  Anyone else feel this way? However, in an attempt to maximize time and learning, I use Audible, and regularly find great joy there too!  I realize I sound like a total geek as I write this. 😉 

Audible books are difficult to review because I listen when I’m driving or exercising, therefore it is difficult to take notes… and my notes are what I use to do my “Power Points.” However, Audible books still offer value. This one in particular made me consider names and events which were either new to me or of which I had not heard. Several times throughout this book I stopped to do a “google” search to learn more about the person or the event discussed by Durant.

I highly recommend this book. It is an easy and quick read. You may not agree with the people he includes in this list. You may not agree with the people he leaves off the list. That’s fine! It will force you to wrestle with “WHY” you agree/disagree… and that will be good for your brain.

If you are interested, here is a link to an INCREDIBLE review of this book.


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