Follow the successful habits of extraordinary people this is Built to Last but instead of revealing the secrets of successful companies, now discover the habits of successful people.
Imagine the opportunity to discover the secrets of success from more than 300 of the world's most accomplished and successful people. Nelson Mandela, Richard Brandson, presidents of the past, sporting heroes of today this book offers you that opportunity and more.
The authors, all legends in leadership and self-help, including Built to Last co-author Jerry Porras, pioneered the world's most thorough research project on lifelong success. They met, interviewed, quizzed and delved into the success of hundreds of the world's most remarkable people. Now in Success Built to Last they reveal their astonishing findings and surprising insights.
You will discover what the world's most successful people have in common, how they became successful and how they have sustained it. By the time you have finished reading this book you will know what the secrets to success really are, and have a simple set of guiding principles that you can use to transform your own life.
Jerry Porras co-wrote the global bestseller Built to Last, which has sold more than a million copies worldwide and been translated into 25 languages. He is Professor Emeritus in Organizational Behavior and Change at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and taught the School's Executive Program on Leading and Managing Change for 16 years.
Stewart Emery has a lifetime's experience as entrepreneuer, executive coach and leader. He has coached 12,000 people over 30 years and tens of thousands of people have attended his workshops, seminars and speaking engagements around the world. As a consultant, he asked the questions that led MasterCard to its legendary "Priceless" campaign. Recognized as a founder of the Human Potential Movement, his bestsellers include The Owner's Manual for Your Life.
Mark Thompson has two decades of experience as an advisor, board member, entrepreneur and investor of some of the world's largest and fastest growing companies and currently chairs Executive Powertools. He has produced 21 audiobooks featuring 300 of the world's most accomplished people, and founded Schwab.com, the first website to handle $1 trillion in online transactions.
Foreword by Sir Richard Branson
Introduction: From Built to Last to Success Built to Last
1 From great to lasting redefining success
Part One: Meaning how successful people stay successful
2 Love it or lose passions and the quest for meaning
3 Portfolio of passions it's not about balance
4 Why successful people stay successful integrity to meaning
Part Two: ThoughtStyles extreme makeovers start in your head
5 The silent scream why it's so damn hard to do what matters
6 The cause has charisma you don't have to be charismatic to be successful
7 The tripping point always make new mistakes
8 Wounds to wisdom trusting your weaknesses and using your core incompetencies
Part Three: ActionStyles turning passion into action
9 Earning your luck preparing for serendipity by using big hairy audacious goals
10 Naked conversations harvesting contention
11 Creating alignment the environment always wins
The pleasure of finding things out a look at the research behind Success Built to Last