Reading: 5 Powerful Books to Improve Your Life | TimeIt is based on the original book so. This book is not based on theory, good ideas or a new philosophy. It is the result of 50 years of combined experience 30 years for Joe Dominguez, 20 years for Vicki Robin in living the principles presented here. Joe Dominguez was a successful financial analyst on Wall Street before retiring at the age of 31, never again to accept money for any of his work. Vicki Robin graduated with honors from Brown University and later left a budding career in film and theater in New York. He and Vicki Robin were founders of the New Road Map Foundation, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that promotes a human, sustainable future for our world. Joe Dominguez died on January 11,
Jacob Needleman Interview
5 Powerful Books to Improve Your Life
What is more elusive or more compelling? More personal or more a part of society? More linked with success or more separate from it? Money takes some understanding. To help us come to terms with it, Fast Company turned to Jacob Needleman, philosopher, author, and lecturer. It has an immense influence on everything we do.
Everywhere you look, there's compelling evidence that the single-minded pursuit of wealth often leads smart people to do incredibly stupid.
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Last week, the big story was the conviction of Raj Rajaratnam on 14 counts of insider trading, a greed-driven scheme that will lead to obliterated reputations, […]. Last week, the big story was the conviction of Raj Rajaratnam on 14 counts of insider trading, a greed-driven scheme that will lead to obliterated reputations, long prison terms, or both, for senior leaders at IBM, McKinsey, and other blue-chip institutions. And next week on HBO we get to see the made-for-TV adaptation of the bestseller Too Big to Fail , a blow-by-blow chronicle of the subprime-mortgage fiasco — an exercise in collective greed that came pretty close to destroying the world as we know it. Every time I read or see these sorry dispatches, I ask myself the same questions. How much is enough, and why are people willing to risk so much to get more? If money is so alluring, how is it that so many people of great wealth also seem so unhappy? To answer those questions, I tend to turn to the big lessons in a small book that was published 20 years ago.
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In other words, if you are flying in the International Space Station and toss an apple out the window come on, use your imagination , it will keep going in that same direction forever, unless something stops it like a planet, gravity or alien life form. People tend to move in the same direction as they always have unless some external force is applied. I want to change, to improve, to crush it. A book is a powerful external force that can completely knock your life off its mundane straight line and change everything about who you are. The following are five books that did just that in my life. Contact us at editors time.