Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives

Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives

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Book Description

"An inspirational and practical guide for anyone who wants toincorporate the dynamic skills of entrepreneurs into their ownlives and work.

A new generation of "life entrepreneurs" is emerging: people whoapply their vision, talents, creativity, and energy not only totheir work but to their entire lives, changing the world forthemselves and those around them. In this book, successfulentrepreneurs Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek draw onnumerous interviews with fifty-five leading entrepreneurs worldwideas well as the wisdom of multiple thought leaders to provide vividexamples, moving vignettes, concrete frameworks, and practicalstrategies for revving up our work and play through entrepreneurialleadership. This book starts by providing strategies forintegrating life, work, and purpose and ends by capturing theimplications of the current entrepreneurial boom for ourworkplaces, learning institutions, communities, and families.

Christopher Gergen (Washington, D.C.) is a founding partner ofNew Mountain Ventures, co-founder and chairman of SMARTHINKING,Adjunct Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurial LeadershipInitiative at Duke University, and a life-long entrepreneur,

Gregg Vanourek (Thornton, CO) is a founding partner of NewMountain Ventures, former CEO of Vanourek Consulting Solutions, andformer Senior Vice President of School Development for K12Inc."