A Philosophy of Life

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
171 Pages
Reviewed on 02/06/2014
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Author Biography

Manuel Luis Porrata Pila is the Principal of Manuel L. Porrata & Associates, an economic and management consulting firm established in San Juan, Puerto Rico (P.R.) in 1971.
The firm specializes in planning and developing new businesses and improving the operations of existing businesses, government agencies and other organizations.
Mr. Porrata is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Management Consultant. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering, and of Cornell University with a Master Degree in Business Administration. He has been a consultant to industrial and commercial firms, banks, the P.R. Family Department, the P.R. Treasury Department, the Office of the Controller of P.R.and the U.S. Small Business Administration among others.
Mr. Porrata is past president and founder of the Puerto Rico and Caribbean Area Chapter of the Institute of Management Consultants; a member of the P.R. College of Engineers; Senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers; delegate from Puerto Rico to the 1986 White House Conference on Small Business; past member of the board of directors of various corporations and non-profit institutions. As a former Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve he is a Vietnam War veteran.
His motivation in writing this book emerged from his interest in offering his family, friends and the general public the philosophy that has guided his life for whatever benefit it may have in their lives

    Book Review

Reviewed by Julia Schemmer for Readers' Favorite

A Philosophy of Life by Manuel Luis Porrata Pila provides practical insight in achieving success in all areas of your life through physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care. If you are feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and ready for a six-month vacation (twice a year), this book will leave you feeling refreshed and re-energized to take on the obstacles of life. Pila, a successful businessman, writes about his beliefs that have elevated him through the highs, lows, and roller coaster loops of life. This is an autobiography, yet some of his experiences bear a different name. The best lessons are ones learned from experience, and Pila uses these experiences to encourage readers to maintain a sense of well-being in their life.

Like so many of us, Pila understands the apathy and discouragement that can come from everyday life. It's common to go through life in a routine of morning coffee, financial uneasiness, and night sweats, to wake up in the middle of the night yearning for something of significance. In his book, A Philosophy of Life, Manuel Luis Porrata Pila provides a solution for the overworked through sometimes humorous, enlightening stories that penetrate the heart and leave the reader feeling ready to take on their day. Pila emphasizes diligence in the little things in life, like finances, exercises, and family. These lessons apply to everyone - the college student, the businessman, or even the average Joe wanting a good read. If you want to feel empowered, read this fantastic book. You won't regret doing so.