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Power of Purpose Living Well by Doing Good

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ISBN-10: 0307337154

ISBN-13: 9780307337153

Edition: 2006

Authors: Peter S. Temes

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"The Power of Purpose" begins with a simple but remarkable statement: " The more you focus on helping others, the more you will succeed in reaching your own goals." Peter S. Temes builds on this fundamental insight to share a simple plan for living with the truest and most enduring kind of happiness. At the heart of "The Power of Purpose" are the " three levels of thinking." At the first level, we ask, Who am I? and What do I want? At the second level, we ask, Who do other people think I am? How do I look to them? But the real magic happens when we hit the third level, forgetting about ourselves and asking the questions that lend a powerful sense of purpose to our lives: How do others look…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 3/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction
The Three Levels of Thinking
The Three Levels of Thinking
East Versus West in the Pursuit of Happiness
Beyond East and West to the Three Levels of Thinking
The Story of Ed and Fred: Tuning in to What Other People Care About Most
The Story of Marty Edelston: How Second-Level Pride Hobbles the Critics of Successful People
The Central Questions of the Three Levels
Getting Beyond Level Two-Finding the Freedom to Fail, or Why Michael Jordan Was the Best Player in the NBA
Living Large at the Third Level of Thinking
Lessons from Quintilian: Even the Poorest Parents See Greatness in Their Children
Ambition: The Foundation for Success, and the Engine to Get You Where You Want to Go
Ambition Does Not Have to Be Selfish
What Mother Teresa Had That the Other Nuns Didn't
Four Lessons from Aristotle: Virtue Is Meaningless Unless You Use It to Achieve
Emerson's Struggle
The Difference Between Ambition and Greed
Ambition on a Global Scale: Owning What We Build Drives Us to Build Great Things
Against Greed: A Conversation with Michael Milken
Spiritual Ambition and Gimpel the Fool
Insight: Knowing What Games Other People Are Playing, and Using That Knowledge to Win
Winning the War
Always Focus on the War, Not the Battles
Sad Ice Cream: Missing Out on the Joy
A Lesson from Augustine: Fight for What You Love, Not Against What You Hate
Clarify Your Goals
Knowing the Real Thing When You See It
The Art of Reframing the Game
Know When You've Lost, and Turn a Battle into a War
Knowing the Real Thing When You See It
Lessons from Hannah Arendt: Thinking Critically About Yourself
Third-Level Questions for the Real Thing
Real Problems
The Power of Purpose
Be at the Center and at the Fringe
Case Study: The Rise of the Internet
The Deal That Got Away: Understanding the Stronger and the Weaker
Case Study: The Hundred-Billion-Dollar Deal That Got Away
A Lesson from Plato: The Power of Purpose
The Leap of Faith: Connecting Insight to Relationships
The Greatest Prayer
Relationships: Without Relationships with Others, Nothing Else Is Possible
The Three Critical Relationship Skills
Share Every Gain
Giving and Taking
No Secrets
Secrets That Break Apart Teams
Finding New Glue for New Teams: If You Can't Sell Together, Sail Together
The Power of Poetry
From "Always Be Closing" to Always Build Teams
The Work Team
The Power of Teams
The Home Team
The Home Team Part Two: Showing Up
The Heart of One Community
Stanley Milgram: The Importance of Staying Close
Keeping Close: Pay Attention to the People Who Matter Most
The Three Elements of Successful Teams
Shared Commitments and Shared Interests
The Third Ingredient for Teams-What Is Shared Work?
Why Teams Fail
How to Be a Truth Teller
Lessons from Abraham Lincoln: Respect Your Opponent's Positions
Plato's Allegory of the Cave: How (Not) to Be a Truth Teller
Rehearsal Versus Real Understanding
Keeping It Real
A Lesson from Professor Brown
Positive Impact: The Most Worthy Goal of Any High Achiever
Giving
Why Give Your Time? To Help Others
The Trap of Looking Like a Hero (to Yourself)
Ideas: Sometimes the Most Valuable Help You Can Offer
Giving by Teaching
Money
Give to This School or Give to That One?
A Cautionary Tale: The Curse of $100 Million
The Gift of a Common Culture
Where Does Purpose Come From?
The Days Are Long, But the Years Are Short
Purpose Steers You Straight
Where Does Purpose Come From?
Putting It All Together
Making the Power of Purpose Work in Your Life
Making It Work at Home: Family
Making It Work on the Job: Selling
Making It Work on the Job: Managing
Making It Work at Home: Community
Afterword: A Dream for My Children