<Embed>
List Price: $27.99
Save: $8.87 (32%)
FREE delivery: Friday, Oct 30 on your first order.
Fastest delivery: Tuesday, Oct 27 Details
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app. Want to listen? Try Audible.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Amazon
Sold by BDB Books
Ships from
Amazon

Sold by

Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2021
For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Maybe an ex-library copy and contain highlighting and/or writing. Ships direct from Amazon!

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$13.50
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: familybookvalues
Add to Cart
$13.50
+ $3.99 shipping
Sold by: tcswiz
Add to Cart
$27.99
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell?
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

The Mosaic Principle: The Six Dimensions of a Remarkable Life and Career Hardcover – November 1, 2016

3.7 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover, November 1, 2016
$19.12
$11.50 $4.00

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone
  • Click here to download from Amazon appstore
    Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton

Frequently bought together

  • The Mosaic Principle: The Six Dimensions of a Remarkable Life and Career
  • +
  • Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
  • +
  • The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity
Total price: $53.92
Buy the selected items together

Special offers and product promotions

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Lovegrove, U.S. managing partner for the corporate consulting firm Brunswick Group, delivers a thoughtful plea for breadth of experience and learning over intense specialization. Lovegrove uses the titular mosaic as a metaphor for both society and individuals, explaining that a focus on highly specialized knowledge is damaging to both people's inner selves and their careers. He believes that, as a society, the U.S. needs to refocus on diversifying professional development and training—the approach of a liberal arts education, rather than of a trade school. He argues that specialists can get hamstrung by a lack of broad information and experience, and provides positive stories of those who've succeeded at achieving breadth, including Paul Farmer, U.N. special envoy to Haiti, and David Hayes, U.S. deputy secretary of the interior. Addressing readers at every stage of their careers, Lovegrove explains that having diverse knowledge and interests can help to 'overcome your external constraints and internal doubts.' All readers looking to break out of an intellectual box of their own making will find a refreshing new viewpoint on their personal and professional lives in this convincing manifesto." —Publishers Weekly

“Lovegrove compellingly draws on examples from his own careers to illustrate the benefits and pitfalls of each skill area, and he bolsters his narrative with anecdotes about other successful people in a variety of disciplines. Lovegrove balances his book neatly between the nuts-and-bolts approach to being successful and the more philosophical sense of understanding yourself first before seeking to change the world for others.” —Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Nick Lovegrove is the US Managing Partner of the Brunswick Group, a global corporate advisory firm. He spent more than thirty years at McKinsey & Company, primarily in London and Washington, DC At various times, he led McKinsey's Global Media Practice, its Global Public Sector Practice, and its Washington office. He served as an independent advisor to the British Prime Minister's strategy unit, and as a member of the board of directors for the Royal Shakespeare Company and TeachFirst.

Since leaving McKinsey in 2012, he has been a senior director at the Albright Stonebridge Group; a senior fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government; a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; and a visiting lecturer at the Blavatnik School of Government. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and four children.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
  • Hardcover : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1610395565
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1610395564
  • Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 1.13 x 9.5 inches
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs; 1st Edition (November 1, 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.7 out of 5 stars 31 ratings

How would you rate your experience shopping for books on Amazon today

Customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
3.7 out of 5
31 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2017
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 27, 2019
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2017
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2017
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

J London
3.0 out of 5 stars A book for high flyers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 10, 2017
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Louise Nunn
1.0 out of 5 stars Lacking in original substance
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 23, 2017
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Wadud Miah
3.0 out of 5 stars Very important point on breadth and diversity, but seems a bit abstract
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 9, 2018
Verified Purchase
Rob McLean
5.0 out of 5 stars Want a brilliant career?
Reviewed in Australia on June 23, 2019
Verified Purchase
Dattatreya
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in India on December 26, 2017
Verified Purchase