"Like jazz musicians, good entrepreneurs improvise, finding the roads less traveled. Life Entrepreneurs does a great job of capturing this spirit and sharing valuable lessons for work and life."--Gary Erickson, owner/founder, Clif Bar & Company, and author of Raising The Bar
"In Life Entrepreneurs, Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek address the central issue of every emerging leader, ‘How can I design my life to be both fulfilling and significant?’ Through the life stories of many entrepreneurs who are impacting the world in dramatic ways, this compelling and refreshing new book provides deep insights that make it a must-read for all of us to use on our own journeys."--Bill George, author, True North and Authentic Leadership, former chairman and CEO, Medtronic
"At last, a powerful guide to integrating life, work, purpose, and work-life balance, one of the greatest needs of leaders in all three sectors of the emerging work force. Christopher and Gregg bring a new definition, a new clarity to life entrepreneurship that will make a difference in the lives of leaders at every level. A great gift."--Frances Hesselbein, chairman, Leader to Leader
"Business leaders and entrepreneurs alike will greatly benefit from Life Entrepreneurs. It captures the essential qualities of leadership including finding a worthy path, being willing to fail, and taking courageous action. I highly recommend it."--Howard Schultz, Chairman, Starbucks Coffee Company
"This is provocative reading for all those committed to creating a life of significance and meaning. Filled with helpful strategies and hopeful stories, Life Entrepreneurs is an intriguing, challenging guide for the next generation of leaders."--Wendy Kopp, president and founder of Teach for America
It's easy to follow and well thought out.
So most importantly, this book dares and inspires us to reflect on our current life paths, take some chances and live a life that ,above all, is true to ourselves.
Inspirational and practical so not only will you decide to get moving, you will know exactly what you need to do to get started!
This miiddle of the road, overly idealistic collection of lifestyles of the lucky and priveleged forgets to mention the overwhelming majority of risk-takers who gave up stability... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jonathan Jacobs
I absolutely loved this book. It was a gift from a friend who saw me embarking on the journey described in this book. I recommend it to everyone. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Tenjiwe
This book has been exceptional. I appreciate the dvierse language recognizing both men and women as entrepreneurs and the ability to span topics from purpose, vision and values... Read morePublished on February 4, 2011 by Pengal
The idea that improving your life is an enterprise, rather than following a self-help recipe, is new and exciting. Read morePublished on November 28, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Contextually this book offers up quotes and stories from some of the most influential and interesting people. Read morePublished on May 25, 2010 by M. Palmer
Fascinating insight into the lives of successful entrepreneurs. An easy read, you won't want to put down. Read morePublished on August 21, 2009 by Sofia Lock
I read the book last year while working on my application to the Peace Corps. I am currently serving in Honduras as a senior volunteer. Read morePublished on June 8, 2009 by Regina G. Obrien
When you are young everyone tells you that you can become whoever you want, but after a few short years that ideology seems to become nothing but a myth. Read morePublished on September 12, 2008 by Scott Maccarter