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Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success

G. Richard Shell

Wharton professor Richard Shell created the Success Course to help his world-class MBA students answer two questions that aren't as obvious as they seem: "What, for me, is success.

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Publisher: Portfolio
Publish Date: 04/28/2014
Pages: 297
ISBN-13: 9781591847007
ISBN-10: 1591847001
Language: English

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August 21, 2013

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April 29, 2014

“Given what I do now, most people are surprised to learn that I did not start my academic career until I was thirty-seven and spent most of my twenties unemployed, much of the time deeply uncertain about who I was and what I wanted to do. But I count those years as the most important of my life. It was during that intense period of living with failure that I gained my first insights into the meaning of success. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

September 05, 2013

G. Richard Shell is the Thomas Gerrity Professor of Legal Studies, Business Ethics, and Management and the Chair of the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since 1986. He also led the School’s most recent innovation process to completely redesign its MBA program. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

December 23, 2013

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December 16, 2013

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December 12, 2013

Over the course of this week, we will be posting the shortlist selections for our 8 business book categories: General Business, Leadership, Management, Innovation/Creativity, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Marketing/Sales, Personal Development, Finance. On Monday, December 16th, we'll announce the 8 category winners! In early January, the overall winner of the 2013 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards will be awarded, so stay tuned to The Daily Blog for all the good news. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

July 31, 2013

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Wharton professor Richard Shell created the Success Course to help his world-class MBA students answer two questions that aren't as obvious as they seem: "What, for me, is success?" and "How will I achieve it?"


Based on that acclaimed course, Springboard shows how to assess the hidden influences of family, media, and culture on your beliefs about success. Then it helps you figure out your unique passions and capabilities, so you can focus more on what gives meaning and excitement to your life, and less on what you are "supposed" to want.

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