I have to admit that the principle reason I bought this book was “fear” of being out-read by my clients, colleagues and competitors. After all, so many people have read or listened to “The 7 habits” that buying the new book is similar to buying the latest version of Windows – you don’t need it but you have to have it – designer software and now, designer book series. Maybe Stephen Covey is the adult J K Rowling? Anyway (stop rambling Barrow). I wanted to state for the record that The 8th Habit is a fabulous read. Clear, convincing and educational. Books arrive in our lives when we are ready for them. This book is helping me to navigate through a difficult period in my life and is a truly marvelous guide.