How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think
It all comes down to the truth.
Much like the character in one of his best-selling books, Andy Andrews is first and foremost a Noticer. Sometimes, all one needs is a little perspective and Andy has been providing that perspective to some of the world’s most influential companies and organizations for the last 20 years. His ability to transform an individual by their o...more
Save yourself 30 minutes of the trite and obvious, and just read this:
Truth matters. Those who believe lies are sheep to the slaughter. Politicians lie. Rise up.Actually, kudos to A.A. for a clever in-joke. The book itself is a lie and people are sopping it up. Just because it's packaged as a transformational book, they believe it to be so. Just because ...more
Lie to them."
Eh... 2.5 ish. I'm a fan of a lot of Andy Andrews' popular fiction, my personal favorite being The Traveler's gift, so when I stumbled upon this short book, I picked it up without hesitation. Now I don't regret reading this, or even feel like it was a waste of time, but the question I feel I must answer is this: Do I think this book is worth buying? Personally, no.
I wouldn't classify this novel as a bad one, but I do think it's entirely too br ...more
“Why did he ages of our world's civilization average around 200 years?"
"Why did these civilizations all seem to follow the same identifiable sequence–from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual f ...more
Yet, some oversimplifications border on the absurd. Stating that all problems (ALL problems) are due to the actions of US congressman is plainly absurd. Claiming that Hitler managed to implement the holocaust simply by misleading his own people is historically inaccur ...more
The point of this book? Distrust your leaders. Gee... how novel. Who should you trust? The author -- a fellow skeptic just like you -- who has the insight and life experience to guide other skeptics through the pitfalls of American life.
If I could get my money back, I would. But I can never get my time back. ...more
Anyways, this book is well res ...more
Within 15 minutes of reading this book I was told that the truth would set me free, given a life account about how not telling the truth ruined the author's fame at school and how he was li ...more
This is Andy Andrews’ answer to the question: what happens to a society that lives with lies?
First, he differentiates the past from history:
“…the past is what is real and true, while history is merely what someone recorded.”Then he throws the Nazi systemic mass murder of 11 million people at you as a case study.
In just 47 pages, the reader is lead through logic, shocking facts, and sad truths. The entire book can be read in under an hour (he claims ...more
A news report last week noted that the US’s 200-plus-year-old democracy is the longest in the world. This got me thinking on a few different levels. I’m no political expert by any stre ...more
Usually, Andy Andrews is the motivational speaker and writer of such works as “The Noticer,” “The Island of Saints” and several others. Mr. Andrews new book, “How to Kill 11 Million People” might seem like a break from his normal writings, but not so. While the book may not be as motiva ...more
This book is a waste of money.
It's a glorified pamphlet in hardcover form with large type, double spaced paragraphs, and huge margins. Easy enough to breeze through it before your coffee gets cold in your mug. Oh, and every other page is either dominated by an illustration or a quote blown up to take the whole page. And to add insult to injury, almost half of the book is an interview where the author basically interviewed himself...oh, ...more
I have often thought that if everyone in the whole world kept any one of the 10 commandments, this world would be a very happy place to live. If that one commandment happened to be "Thou Shalt Not Lie", this earth would be a paradise. Maybe i ...more
I think after taking into account the size, illustrations, typeface, and one sentence pages, there amounted to Maybe a 25 page book. Retailing for $14.99?!?! Really?!
If the book had a revolutionary concept or original thought that contributed to the world, I might be mor ...more
"How fortunate for leaders that men do not think... Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe i ...more
Ask yourself, and really try to answer the question of "How do you kill 11 MILLION people" (# of people recorded who were killed by HitIer between 1933-1945)?
SP0ILER ALERT: "The answer is breathtakingly simple. And it is a method still being used by some elected leaders to achieve various goals today. HOW DO YOU KILL 11 MILLION PEOPLE? Lie to them."
The Q&A session with the author - which is nearly as long as the essay - reveals some ego issues.
There's a good basic idea there, you kill 11 million people by lying to them and everyone else. Also, he notes that politicians all lie (hardly news to anyone). There, I just reveale ...more
"Any country can survive having chosen a fool as their leader, but history has shown time and again that a ...more
~ Spoken at the request of four different U.S. Presidents
~ Every single minute a book by Andy Andrews is sold somewhere in the world!
~ New York Times Bestselling Author of The Noticer and The Traveler's Gift