Thrive

The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life

  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9780753555422
  • januari 2015
  • 352 pagina's
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Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington (née Stasinopoúlou; born Αριάδνη-Άννα Στασινοπούλου, July 15, 1950) is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman.

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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world.

Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye -- the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group -- one of the fastest growing media companies in the world -- celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like?

As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success -- money and power -- has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward.

In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg -- a third metric for defining success -- to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes -- they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh.

In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters -- of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.

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In Thrive, Arianna urges all of us to get in touch with who we really are so that we can live life on our own terms. From the importance of sleep to the imperative to listen to our own inner voice for ways to deal with the daily time crunches we all feel, this book lays out a path for each of us to look within and make our lives more authentic and fulfilling. * Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In * At once intimate and formidable, this book is Arianna Huffington at her persuasive best. Thrive is a clarion call, a meditation, and a practical response to the question of how to live. * Susan Cain, author of New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking * Once in a generation, a book comes along that can truly transform your life. This is it. The most unhappy people are those who have achieved unfathomable money, power, and fame and found that it didn't bring them the happiness they were seeking. Now what? Thrive doesn't show just how to become more successful; it shows how to realize and experience what matters most. * Dean Ornish, founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, bestselling author of The Spectrum * Thrive is a captivating look at what it takes to live a more meaningful, satisfying life. Brimming with passion, supported by science, and crowned with practical insights, Arianna's exceptional book will transform our workplaces, schools, and families. * Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of Give and Take * Arianna Huffington has written a passionate and much needed prescription for reshaping life from the inside out. Turn off your cell phone, your email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and every other tool of the stressed-out, distracted world to spend some time thinking about grace, joy and wonder. You'll be glad you did. * Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer prize winning columnist and bestselling author of I Know Just What You Mean *

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    Ik vind het heerlijk om savonds dit boek voor het slapen gaan te lezen. Het is inspirerend, nuttig, rustgevend, verduidelijkend en zeker een eye opener. Ook leuk om cadeau te geven aan mensen die geïnteresseerd zijn in de wereld om hun heen en de ontwikkeling van de mens.

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    Interessant en zeker handig om inspiratie op te doen voor verbeteren en versimpelen van je doorgaande leven.

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Engels
Verschijningsdatum
januari 2015
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1e druk
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15,5 x 12,9 x 2,9 cm
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352 pagina's
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Arianna Huffington
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Ebury Publishing

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9780753555422

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The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life

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