As seen on Fox Business, CNBC, Lou Dobbs, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
This book opens the mind of the reader to a lot of self-exploratory questions rather than offering blind advice. It helps you understand yourself deeply and build a foundation based on this before starting a journey towards your dreams.” Business World magazine
compelling and personal and contains individual exercises that provide interesting insights readers likely haven’t considered beforewhether how to manage your career or a complete career change. If you have ever asked yourself, in any work situation, at any stage of your career, Why doesn’t someone just tell me what to do?” this book is a worthwhile trip for you.” CIO Digest
ADVANCE PRAISE for What You’re Really Meant to Do:
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Confidence and SuperCorp
What You’re Really Meant to Do is a wise, deeply personal, and always practical book by a leader of leaders. It is essential reading for all those who want to define success their own way.”
Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, professor, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners In Health
As I have seen him do in classrooms in Haiti and at Harvard, Rob Kaplan provides a powerful and pragmatic prescription in What You’re Really Meant to Do. Building on his widely praised work on leadership and efficacy, Kaplan offers compelling narratives of those he has coached and counseledfrom executives to entrepreneurs to recent graduatesas a guide for anyone pursuing a purposeful professional life.”
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., seventy-fourth secretary of the US Department of the Treasury; Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs (19992006)
Rob Kaplan has spent years mentoring and coaching executives and young professionals, and there is no one any better. This book is a superb guide for helping people understand themselves and reach their unique potential.”
Bill George, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Authentic Leadership and True North
Rob Kaplan’s brilliant new book inspires you to reach your full potential by taking responsibility for your development as a leader and as a human being. If you follow his thoughtful, pragmatic approach, you will live an even more satisfying life. Filled with real-world examples, Kaplan helps you build your road map to fulfillment.”
Vanessa Kirsch, founder and Managing Director, New Profit Inc.
Forging a fulfilling career can be one of the most difficult challenges we face. What You’re Really Meant to Do provides a compelling road map for discovering your passions and unlocking your full potential. A must-read for anyone looking for professional growth and fulfillment.”
About the Author
Robert Steven Kaplan
is Senior Associate Dean and the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is also cochairman of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm, as well as chairman and a founding partner of Indaba Capital Management, LLC. Before joining Harvard in 2005, Kaplan was vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group.