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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  370 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Act Accordingly is a philosophical framework written to help people become the best possible version of themselves. Rather than proposing a one-size-fits-all code of beliefs or behaviors, the ideas presented in this intentionally concise book encourage readers to question their long-held biases, their definition of confidence, their level of self-sustainability, and the de ...more
Paperback, 78 pages
Published May 20th 2013 by Asymmetrical Press
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Hailey Evans
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Came back to this one a second time. Quick, concise read. Offers a strong sense of perspective and wisdom. Will likely read again in future. xx
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is a quick read about Colin Wright's personal philosophy: that you should live your life for yourself; that life is precious and short and shouldn’t be squandered; and that being open to change of all types (life circumstances, personal beliefs, philosophy) leads to growth. ...more
Stephen Heiner
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this enough in Kindle to get a paperback version to read. Original review here:
Brooke Riley
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
This book was short but powerful.
María Rojas
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it, sharp and really interesting approach to many concepts I wonder about. It´s good to have this positive and ever-evolving framework to review anytime I want.
Douglas Kendyson
Jul 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rich and concise.
Ash Faith
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Act Accordingly is a manifesto for acting confidently
within the confines
of expanding identity---& the bonus perk of making me want to try playing Tetris.

Colin Wright suggests starting clean from the start
as a better (& smarter solution)
to achieving sustainability.
He suggests a sweet alternative
to being released from
a restless mindset,
is by adjusting our lifestyle to living simply
within the means of our earnings
transforming washed out passion
into refined cultivation
&steadfast clarity.

As post-
Jun 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Act Accordingly is a very simple, short book. If you're looking for elaborate dissertations about the nature of reality and the human condition, look elsewhere. But if you're looking for an easy-to-digest lifestyle philosophy, look no further.
Colin manages to encourage us to look for what is really important in our own lives and to act accordingly. This is just the kind of kick-in-the-pants many of us need. We can all come up with flowery feel-good motivational truisms, but most of us forget to
Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I've enjoyed Colin's blog (, where he dispenses this philosophy in elegantly concise slices. Both his ethic and his aesthetic style - clean, flexible, minimalist - resonate with my taoist instincts.

In essence, this book is a dozen of his blog posts, carefully selected and edited. It's as good as what's on his blog, which I've just praised - so why just three stars? Well... because it's exactly as good as what's already on his blog.

It's an effortless read, so it's worth the in
Matthew Trinetti
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
This philosophical book is very short, and you may be hard-pressed to call it a book. But what's a "book" anyway? I can hear Wright challenging us now. And I wouldn't expect anything less from the perpetual nomad, writer, entrepreneur, and self-professed minimalist. The section on the Icelandic word Lífspeki is my favorite and well worth the $2.99. (Lífspeki translates roughly to "the practical philosophy by which one lives their life." This book made me realize that GiveLiveExplore is my Lifspe ...more
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: philosophy
The book(let) contains 13 essays about how to live your life. They are not new and actually too short to be useful right away. The eye opening process usually happens when you start to recognize the wisdom on your own.

So why should you read the book? For me it was the combination of ideas that form the life philosophy of the author, and especially his openness in offering these to the reader. The advises have practical values and don't come from someone who is sitting in his ivory tower. I am a
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
This is the third or forth book I have read by Colin and he continues his excellent standards of writing with Act Accordingly, another short but deep and meaningful piece that encourages you to act accordingly in life. Both this and How To Be Remarkable are the kinds of work that I will find myself picking up from time for a quick read, getting inspiration and drive. You do not have to agree with everything Colin says, but his strong writing and messages are at the very least a refreshing and mo ...more
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-help, 2013
Another e-booklet I picked up on Amazon (can't help anything short and inspirational and motivational.... And free)
This booklet was neither.
It's a collection of short essays (or blog posts) written by someone who seems fairly young and while that is not a problem in itself, it was just so obvious it bothered me - as it was supposed to inspire all ages. And I am not even that old.
Anyway.... Not thrilled.

But it does have one good point: this is the only life you will ever have to d everythingyou e
Josh Vickerson
Has decent nuggets, but isn't very substantial

The book starts off with this kind of philosophical idea of "acting accordingly" but it doesn't hold throughout the chapters. The book feels too brief to offer any significant insights to reexamine one's life, though it feels like it tries really hard to. There are a few good nuggets to highlight, but beyond that there isn't much to this.
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic book that provides the reader with a philosophical framework by which she might like to live her life. The (short) length of this book is no reflection of the content which is powerful but succinct. It is made up of easily digestible sound bites that will motivate the reader to consider the wisdom and act accordingly.
Suleman Firdausi
Jun 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bunch of platitudes. Nothing concrete. No steps.

It IS philosophy. No more than the author wanting to hear himself 'talk'.

Nothing really of value but truisms that you've learned already in life.
Caleb Rogers
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The title sums this book up nicely. I came across it by chance, and it resonated with me. I bought it and read it, and don't regret a second of the time I spent on it. What are you going to do with your time? ...more
Dec 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Short not exactly holier than thou but proud definitely mini manifesto.
Nov 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: listened
Short and sweet, that's really all you need. ...more
Raphael Dourado
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Clear, inspiring, and written with vigor. It really surprised me.
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed a quick read that makes you think. I even shared a few thoughts with others on it. That's how I know it was a worthwhile read! ...more
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