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Howard's Gift : Uncommon Wisdom to Inspire Your Life's Work
by Eric C. Sinoway and Merrill Meadow

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"This work offers wonderful wisdom for navigating the inflection points in our lives." -- Mehmet Oz, MD

An iconic teacher. A warm friend. A generous mentor.

For more than 40 years, Howard Stevenson has been a towering figure at Harvard Business School: the man who literally defined entrepreneurship and taught thousands of the world's most successful professionals.  Read more...


 
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More About Howard's Gift by Eric C. Sinoway; Merrill Meadow
 
 
 
Overview

"This work offers wonderful wisdom for navigating the inflection points in our lives." -- Mehmet Oz, MD

An iconic teacher. A warm friend. A generous mentor.

For more than 40 years, Howard Stevenson has been a towering figure at Harvard Business School: the man who literally defined entrepreneurship and taught thousands of the world's most successful professionals.

Now - spurred by Stevenson's heart-stopping brush with death - his student, colleague, and dear friend Eric Sinoway shares the man's wisdom and inspiration. Through warm and engaging conversations, we hear Howard's timeless and practical lessons on pursuing both success and fulfillment, beginning with:

- Create a vision of your own legacy through a process called "business planning for life."

- Be entrepreneurial in driving your career ahead (even if you're not an entrepreneur).

- Exploit the inflection points in your life - whether "friend," "foe," or "silent."

- Cut risk in tough career and life decisions by shining the "light of predictability" on them.

- Plan for the ripples, not just the splash from your actions and choices.
Reading Howard's Gift is like having a wise, caring friend sit down and say, "Let's figure all this out together."

And the deeply personal perspectives from guest contributors - such as CNN correspondent Soledad O'Brien, Teach for America Founder Wendy Kopp, two-time Super Bowl Champion Carl Banks, and legendary MTV Founder Bob Pittman - reinforce the practical lessons in this clear-sighted book that will help readers "define success in their own terms," and "live a life with no regrets."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781250004246
  • ISBN-10: 1250004241
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr
  • Publish Date: October 2012
  • Page Count: 279


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Business
Books > Business & Economics > Strategic Planning

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-10-29
  • Reviewer: Staff

Sinoway's book shares the considerable business acumen of Harvard Business School professor Howard Stevenson, the author's teacher, mentor, and friend. But this is not simply advice handed down from the ivory tower. Sinoway presents much of it via casual conversations with Stevenson, often over a meal, mixing in personal notes about Stevenson, and how the professor shaped his former student's business life around personal priorities. Indeed, juggling the many facets of life is a recurring theme, as is creating a "holistic vision." The book is encouraging about changing one's life path and offers tips on how to make important decisions. It's also a cautionary tale: don't let an organization set limits on how you use your skills. The conversational tone is so casual that only after readers put the book down will they realize they just received a bucketload of valuable information and advice from a man with the "business acumen of Warren Buffett" and the "warmth and spirit of Morrie Schwartz, Mitch Albom's professor." (Oct.)

 
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