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Publisher's Summary

An iconic teacher. A warm friend. A generous mentor. For more than 40 years, Howard Stevenson has been a towering figure at Harvard Business School: the man who literally defined entrepreneurship and taught thousands of the world’s most successful professionals. Now - spurred by Stevenson’s heart-stopping brush with death - his student, colleague, and dear friend Eric Sinoway shares the man’s wisdom and inspiration.
Through warm and engaging conversations, we hear Howard’s timeless and practical lessons on pursuing success and fulfillment, beginning with:


Creating a vision of your own legacy through a process called "business planning for life".
Being entrepreneurial in driving your career ahead (even if you’re not an entrepreneur).
Exploiting the inflection points in your life - whether "friend", "foe", or "silent".
Cutting risk in tough career and life decisions by shining the "light of predictability" on them.
Planning for the ripples, not just the splash from your actions and choices.
Listening to Howard’s Gift is like having a wise, caring friend sit down and say, "let’s figure all this out together."
©2012 Eric Sinoway (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
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Critic Reviews

“This work offers wonderful wisdom for navigating the inflection points in our lives.” (Mehmet Oz, MD)
“This book is truly a gift for all those seeking fulfilling careers.” (Wendy Kopp, Founder & CEO, Teach For America)
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By "ladrain" on 05-29-16

Extraordinary life value

The reading voice chosen for this book borders on painful. But the content is extraordinary in its value to any of us trying to live a life of meaning and balance while always trying to get better at enjoying the world and changing the world.

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By David Tanovan on 11-13-12

Had to stop listening

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

narration was too distracting. instead of allowing the writing to express ideas, the narrator's over the top attempt at impersonating made the listening experience awful.

What was most disappointing about Eric Sinoway’s story?

the tips or lessons were generic and too forever to get more specific.

Any additional comments?

keep narration of non fiction books simple so that content can be optimally expressed.

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