“7 Habits” Author Dies Doing “Good”
The author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” died Monday from the “residual effects” of a bike wreck he experienced back in April. According to this AP article, Stephen Covey was knocked unconscious after an accident (no one else involved) at the bottom of a steep hill. What I found interesting about this report was the following statement by Covey’s publicist,
“He just lost control on his bike and crashed,” Lund said. “He was wearing a helmet, which is good news.”
Maybe she was referring to the delay in death from April to July, but I really fail to see how Covey dying despite wearing a helmet is deemed “good news”. That’s plain poor publicizing right there. Regardless, it’s a shame he couldn’t go on, but maybe let’s choose our words a little more selectively next time. Let the helmet war begin.