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A happy team can be a winning team. It is all about following Ted’s belief in happiness and success. I buy into it completely, and it really works; I believe Ted’s book can help you become MVP in your life, at work, and at home.”
Alex Ovechkin, two-time NHL Most Valuable PlayerWashington Capitals
Ted Leonsis has one of the most creative minds in business. His insights on business, career planning, and how to succeed in today’s 24/7 environment reflect the wisdom of a renaissance man. . . and in The Business of Happiness, he is your personal guide.”
Ken Chenault, CEO and Chairman, American Express Company
Ted’s successful path to happiness in life, from the mean streets of Brooklyn to AOL executive to philanthropist, moved him to share his story and his way. Do yourself a favor: read it and be inspired.”
Mitch Kapor, founder of Lotus Development Corporation and the Mozilla Foundation, which created the Firefox browser
This wonderful book is as bouncy, ebullient, energetic, and likeable as its author.”
Don Graham, CEO and chairman of the board, The Washington Post Company
Read this book. You may not end up with his life. But there’s a good chance you’ll get something even more valuablehis outlook on life.”
Chris Wallace, FOX News
Ted Leonsis is absolutely correct that money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you Ted’s book, which will bring you happinessand success.”
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
When the plane he was on prepared for a crash landing, Ted Leonsis asked himself the crucial question, If today is my last day on earthwill I die happy?. . . and realized the answer was no. Despite having achieved massive business successhe was a self-made multi-millionaire at the age of twenty-sevenhe realized he would die unfulfilled. He told God that if he survived, he would turn his life around, give back more than he took, and pursue happiness. After walking off that plane, he got to work.
In The Business of Happiness, Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Capitals and former group president and vice chairman of AOL, shares the six secrets of happiness he discovered since that fateful plane ride. Treating happiness as a goal like any other, he made a list of what he thought would make him happy, and made a plan to achieve his goals. Along the way he discovered an incredible truthbusiness or financial success doesn’t bring happiness, but happiness can bring you business and financial success.
Inside The Business of Happiness, you’ll learn, as Ted did:
* How success follows happiness (not the other way around)
* The importance of having a double bottom line”and how you really can do well by doing good
* The key to finding your own higher calling
* Why you should have a life plan for happiness, just as an entrepreneur has a business plan to launch and sustain a business
* The six essential secrets that lead to happiness and success
* How Ted lived his journey from a Brooklyn kid to sports team franchise ownerand the lessons learned along
* What was on Ted’s listand what should be on yours
Nothing is more universal than the desire to be happy. Ted Leonsis has made a lifetime’s study of that desire and how to achieve itand now he wants to share what he’s learned with you. The Business of Happiness will show you how to become the happy, successful, and generous person you’ve always wanted to be.
An interesting read from an interesting success story. He is not, however, the most interesting man in the world. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Stealth
Ted Leonsis writes in a very relational style I find powerful.. I give the book to business colleagues who, to a person, rave about the book.Published 21 months ago by Tony Cord
This book has transformed my life. I have met Ted several times and heard him speak twice and he is an inspiration to me and many of the people I know. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
A pragmatic look at a philosophical topic. Inspirational content derived from a lifetime of experiences. And -- he's still going strong. Can't wait for the sequel.Published 22 months ago by Steve Franzese
This was an amazing book for motivation. It shows - if he can do it - why can't I? I've shared his ideas over and over with others and plan to continue quoting him and suggesting... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Lori T
On the surface, the book is about how to pursue happiness, and why. But the deeper message is that it is OKAY to be happy. Happiness SHOULD be pursued. Read morePublished on August 14, 2013 by Philip Maymin
Excellent read. He writes like I think, so it makes lots of sense to me. Thanks for writing a concise stragety for getting the most out of life. KudosPublished on March 25, 2013 by BCD
I did not rate 5 stars due to the fact that I did not realize that half of the book was going to be about Ted Leonsis himself.Published on January 5, 2013 by Bradley Fry
I enjoyed reading Ted's book and found some great take-home value. I, like Ted, have had a list for years, and work to achieve those goals. Read morePublished on October 16, 2011 by Patrick Sweeney