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Reader recommendation: Thrive

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Arianna Huffington's latest book Thrive is fascinating although it is also alarming to read about the influence of money and power on the concept of success. Huffington writes about a "third metric" which touts redefining success in the context of well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. So far I've only read through the section about well-being but am impressed with Huffington's research and statistics suggesting that our society has become too digitized. (That's really no surprise when I observe college students glued to their smartphones and Blackberrys!)