First there was BUILT TO LAST, one of the 10 best-selling business books of all time. Now, the “prequel”: SUCCESS BUILT TO LAST: CREATING A LIFE THAT MATTERS, from Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, and Mark Thompson. SUCCESS BUILT TO LAST showed people how great companies are built, well, to last. SUCCESS BUILT TO LAST shows you how the world’s most remarkable people have built lives that matter, lives that have made a difference, and how they built those lives for the long haul—and how you can too. 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.
Imagine that you live in just one room. Imagine that you spend your entire life in this room. With you in your room are all the people in your life, as well as the projects, relationships, and obligations that come along with them. Imagine that this room only has one door, and this door only operates one way: in. There is no exit. Imagine that whoever comes through this door, and whatever they bring with them, cannot leave—ever. They will remain in your room—with you forever. So, who’s in your room?It’s a simple enough question on the face of it, but one that has had a profound effect on the lives of those who have tried to answer it. As you read, please keep in mind, the exploration and discovery is not just about the people whose stories are included here. It is about you living the life of your dreams!
Outstanding design enables you to create products, services and experiences that truly matter to your customer’s lives – – and thereby drive powerful, sustainable competitive advantage. But delivering great designs is not easy. Many companies accomplish it once, or twice; few do it consistently. The secret: building a truly design-driven business, in which design is central to all you do. Do You Matter? shows how to accomplish precisely that. Legendary industrial designer Robert Brunner (who founded Apple’s legendary internal design organization) and Stewart Emery (Success Built to Last) begin by proving the case for the power of design in making emotional connections, deepening relationships, and strengthening brands. Next, they reveal what it really means to be “design-driven” — and how that translates into action at companies ranging from Nike to BMW and IKEA.
Hailed by New Age as “an instant classic” when first published in 1978, this book is full of positive, practical perceptions and advice all delivered with cheerful realism. Still in print, this evergreen bestseller has helped thousands upon thousands build themselves better, stronger, happier relationships and more successful lives.The purpose of this book is to enable you to recognize the conditions that support the joyful workability of your relationships, and to contribute to your ability to create an environment in which your relationships become joyful, nurturing, satisfying adventures in mutual and personal growth.To have our relationships become a source of joy and satisfaction, a reflection of our spiritual essence and of our love, would require nothing short of a complete transformation- and that is what this book is about.
With irresistibly good humored style, this book explores some of life’s fundamental problems and offers a few solutions: about fear and loss, anger, jealousy, vulnerability – and about love and happiness, growth and nurturance as well. Call it a maintenance guide to the human spirit or a set of do-it-yourself plans for the makeover of a life. Read it. You’ll understand.
Have you ever thought about the connection between knowing who you are and success? Your identity can serve as your greatest asset. Enduringly successful people know who they are, are clear about what matters to them, have established powerful identities, and create value in the world. In this book, the process for discovering and understanding your identity is brought to life through Stedman Graham’s personal experiences and the stories of individuals who’ve resolved their questions of identity, building a life that matters to themselves and those around them.
Now You’re Thinking
If you can change the way you think, you can change the world. That’s the theme of Now You’re Thinking! as it tells the story of how a 2-year old Iraqi girl’s life was saved through determination, courage, and critical thinking. The book begins with the heroic story of how a Marine battalion beat the odds to save this little girl, and ends with a model of critical thinking that will help you STOP and THINK to recognize your emotions, evaluate arguments, and draw conclusions to make better life decisions. This book also provides the opportunity for you to take the My Thinking Styles assessment for free to learn your natural thinking preferences, strengths, and biases. This short read will give you a real-life example of great thinking plus tons of resources to guide your further interest in effective thinking.