This reader-friendly book looks at chaos theory -- how small changes can trigger monumental transformations. The example of this theory most often cited is that of Edward Lorenz, who discovered in the 1960s that the tiniest movement in the air in one part of the world can produce dramatic changes in weather patterns months later in another part of the world. Thus, a butterfly flapping its wings in Malibu might set into motion a series of events that could produce a monsoon months later in Malaysia. The Law of Influence states that one life touches another and potentially both lives are changed; through this change, potentially the entire world is changed. Even chance events -- a smile, a word spoken at just the right moment, or even people like John Howard, who helped a young English journalist to return home. The young journalist was Winston Churchill, and the rest is history. More important than explaining what the law of influence is, this book explains how individuals can use it to create a life worth living, and to share the lessons to create families and communities that work together for the greater good.
Together, people aware of and involved with their own influence on others have the potential to make amazing things happen.