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Halftime: Moving from Success to Significance Hardcover – Special Edition, October 6, 2015
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Bob Buford is an entrepreneur that grew a successful cable television company in the first half of his life. In his second half, Buford founded Halftime, an organization designed to inspire business and professional leaders to embrace God's calling and move from success to significance. For outstanding resources, self-assessment tools, stories, events and experiences to help you on your Halftime journey from success to significance visit www.Halftime.org.
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Notwithstanding a glowing review I do have one issue with the book…the subtitle. “Moving from Success to Significance” suggests the reader’s first half, was not significant, a notion I personally disagree with. This may be my own interpretation and bias, so don’t let that hinder you from reading, and benefitting, from a marvelous book. For those seeking, Buford’s nuggets will be savored, drawn out over weeks and months, processing life’s changes and how to maximize the future for ourselves and those around us.
Any book at its core expresses the perspectives of one individual, even when shaped by the influence of mentors, teams and life experiences surrounding them. Buford’s Christianity is foundational to his perspective, but he does not indulge in proselytizing the reader. He simply presents his ideas couched in the paradigm of his life’s beliefs and values, and refreshingly so.
Buford's business and financial success is neither flaunted nor hidden. The book is refreshingly well written and harbors no agenda. I found myself reading unhindered with Buford as a fellow traveler.
I highly recommend this book to anyone in the enviable position of making it to 40 years old and asking themselves what they want to do when they grow up.
The structure of the book is interesting in that it addresses issues related to the first half (of one's life) in the first part, to halftime when the person decides to make a change in part two, and to the second half in part three. Each of the chapters within those parts is relatively short and looks at those stages almost in an essay format. Buford mentioned that he struggled to complete the book. I got the feeling that he may have worked on each of those essays individually over time and then compiled them into the finished format as the book was completed.
To my friend's concern, I was a little put off by the project he had decided to dedicate his second half to--helping churches to do more good works beyond their congregations in their communities. But not so much for what his purpose had become but because of how much he continued to reference it. As I attempted to think through how this book would help me, his constant reference to his project made it more difficult to consider my own decision. As others have noted, it makes the author come across as too self-centered.
Where the end of book source notes and indices in most books are typically not very helpful to me, I liked Buford's content at the end of the book which really did help to pull his thoughts together. I'm a big fan of Peter Drucker and Jim Collins, and Buford worked with both of them in putting this book together. In fact, Drucker wrote the Forward to the first edition and Collins the Forward to the second edition. Some of the advice Buford attributes to Drucker is incredibly helpful and insightful. That section in the End Notes was probably my favorite part.
So,did this book help me in my personal transition into retirement? I read this while on vacation with several of my friends--all of whom have retired for 5-10 years now. I was able to ask them questions and observe how they've transitioned into their second halves. "Half Time" addresses the more spiritual aspect of retirement, which other retirement books mention but in nowhere near the depth that Buford does. His counsel to apply what makes you successful in your first half to become more significant in your second half really gave me a better structure in which to consider this. This could be a very important book to help people plan for their retirement, but maybe not as their initial read.
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