Einstein's Last Message

Saving our world by changing how we think

Non-Fiction - Environment
157 Pages
Reviewed on 09/03/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Rod O’Connor grew up on a ‘wheat and sheep’ farm near Dimboola in Western Victoria (Australia). Initially, he followed the usual farm-boy route: he dropped out of school and was a builder’s laborer, cattle-station fencer, truck driver, barge deckhand, and farmworker. Then, less commonly, he went to uni, gained a Ph.D. in experimental cognitive psychology, and took to problem-solving. He became an Assistant Regional Director at the Victorian Ministry of Health and then, in collaboration with the Victorian Hospitals Association, was a founding director of Australia’s first dedicated healthcare consulting firm, Health Solutions P/L. Later he went on to be a consultant to the Australian National Center for Health Program Evaluation, founder of the Australia Malaysia Health Industry Group, and advisor to the World Bank, the World Health Organization, the UK Economic & Social Research Council, and the UK National Coordinating Center for Research Capacity Development. He has also been a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales. Now he writes full-time. In 2004 he published ‘Measuring Quality of Life in Health,’ and in 2020 ‘Einstein’s Last Message.‘

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Einstein's Last Message: Saving our world by changing how we think is a work of non-fiction focused on environmental issues in the modern world, and was penned by author Dr. Rod O'Connor. Drawing on history to teach us about the future of our world, this international healthcare researcher and cognitive psychologist utilizes Einstein’s concept of ‘a new type of thinking’ to discuss how we got into such a mess with climate change and habitat destruction, and what can be done to change ourselves, and in doing so, the wider world. So begins a fascinating journey into the realm of psychology in order to understand how decision making works, and what it means for our future.

Author Dr. Rod O'Connor has crafted a really fascinating work that lays out some very complex psychological concepts but does so in a highly accessible way that people can truly understand and take to heart. I was fascinated to see such expert knowledge portrayed, and I felt that the clear, jargon-free prose really aided understanding. The organization of the work was helpful too, serving to build upon concepts in a linear progression that never felt rushed, but also always keeping one eye on the wider perspective issues of the natural world and humanity’s dangerous and destructive potential. What results is a work of great wisdom which brings its message home on a crest of excellent research and critical thinking. Overall, I would highly recommend Einstein's Last Message: Saving our world by changing how we think to all readers, so that they may better understand the world and themselves.

Sari Rose

I found this book intriguing. The Author has introduced many thing to consider and presented them in a way that was both so easy to understand and scientifically sound. I loved this book!