Success Built to Last Creating a Life That Matters

ISBN-10: 013228751X

ISBN-13: 9780132287517

Edition: 2007

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Imagine meeting more than 300 people who've made a profound difference: not for weeks or months, but for decades. Imagine discovering what they've got in common, distilling it into a set of simple practices, and using them to transform your life. You've just imagined Success Built to Last. The culmination of the world's most thorough research project on lifelong success, this book draws on in-person conversations with hundreds of the world's most remarkable human beings. Authored by three legends in leadership and self-help, including Built to Last co-author Jerry Porras, it challenges conventional wisdom at every step. You'll meet world-renowned leaders like Nelson Mandela and Charles Schwab but you'll also meet unsung heroes who've achieved lasting greatness without obvious power or charisma. Famous or not, they all started out ordinary. You'll discover how they learned how to "harvest" their strengths and their weaknesses, their victories and their surprising failures. You'll learn how they found meaning, and the courage to follow their passions. Above all, you'll see how they've sustained success, while others had 15 minutes of fame and faded into oblivion or disappointment. If you're a leader, this book is your true prequel to Built to Last: your personal foundation for building organizations that stay great. Whatever your goals, it will help you magnify your lifetime impact and gain the deep fulfillment of a life well lived.
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wharton School Publishing
Publication date: 9/12/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Jerry I. Porras is the Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus, at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he served as an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and frequent executive education teacher. He studies ways of aligning companies around their purpose and core values to produce lasting high performance.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction-From Built to Last to Success Built to Last
From Great to Lasting-Redefining Success
Meaning-How Successful People Stay Successful
Love it or Lose-Passions and the Quest for Meaning
Portfolio of Passions-It's Not About Balance
Why Successful People Stay Successful-Integrity to Meaning
ThoughtStyles-Extreme Makeovers Start in Your Head
The Silent Scream-Why It's So Damn Hard to Do What Matters
The Cause Has Charisma-You Don't Have to Be Charismatic to Be Successful
The Tripping Point-Always Make New Mistakes
Wounds to Wisdom-Trusting Your Weaknesses and Using Your Core Incompetencies
ActionStyles-Turning Passion into Action
Earning Your Luck-Preparing for Serendipity by Using Big Hairy Audacious Goals
Naked Conversations-Harvesting Contention
Creating Alignment-The Environment Always Wins
The Pleasure of Finding Things Out-A Look at the Research Behind Success Built to Last
Endnotes
Biographical
Index
Index
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