Making a Life, Making a Living?

Reclaiming Your Purpose and Passion in Business and in Life
By Mark Albion (Electronic Book, 2000)
Few of us will regret not having spent more time at the office uponreaching heaven's gate. Yet as we focus on making a good living, weoften forget to make a life. Why not transform work into a pursuit thatfeeds the spirit and the pocketbook, and benefits society, too? Now thatwould be a life worth living, a legacy to look back upon.

Former professor at Harvard Business School, highly successful"Fortune" 500 consultant, and part owner of lucrative businesses, Mark Albion had it all -- but the "it" he had wasn't what his body andsoul needed to thrive. So he did the unthinkable. He gave up what he didso well and started over.

Drawing on intimate interviews with a dozenfast-trackers he met on his search for happiness, Mark shares how thesemen and women found the courage and motivation to re-create successfulprofessional lives guided by passion.

You'll meet, among others, Judy George, who went from a crushing job termination to establishingher own home furnishings company based on the same treasured values thatguide her family... Ira Jackson, who left his public sector job -- andput his social conscience to work rebuilding a bank's reputation...and Tom Reis, who found the climb up the corporate ladderunfulfilling -- and now works at a nonprofit organization for a causethat truly matters to him.
"Making a Life, Making a Living"proves that you can change horses in midstream and find work you reallylove. Inspiring, eye-opening, and sprinkled with insightful q

Few of us will regret not having spent more time at the office uponreaching heaven's gate. Yet as we focus on making a good living, weoften forget to make a life. Why not transform work into a pursuit thatfeeds the spirit and the pocketbook, and benefits society, too? Now thatwould be a life worth living, a legacy to look back upon.

Former professor at Harvard Business School, highly successful"Fortune" 500 consultant, and part owner of lucrative businesses, Mark Albion had it all -- but the "it" he had wasn't what his body andsoul needed to thrive. So he did the unthinkable. He gave up what he didso well and started over.

Drawing on intimate interviews with a dozenfast-trackers he met on his search for happiness, Mark shares how thesemen and women found the courage and motivation to re-create successfulprofessional lives guided by passion.

You'll meet, among others, Judy George, who went from a crushing job termination to establishingher own home furnishings company based on the same treasured values thatguide her family... Ira Jackson, who left his public sector job -- andput his social conscience to work rebuilding a bank's reputation...and Tom Reis, who found the climb up the corporate ladderunfulfilling -- and now works at a nonprofit organization for a causethat truly matters to him.
"Making a Life, Making a Living"proves that you can change horses in midstream and find work you reallylove. Inspiring, eye-opening, and sprinkled with insightful q

Product Details

Making a Life, Making a Living?
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $9.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • ISBN-13: 9780446920414
  • On Sale Date: 06/16/2000
Making a Life, Making a Living?

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Making a Life, Making a Living?