Peaks and Valleys: Making Good and Bad Times Work for You--at Work and in Life

Peaks and Valleys: Making Good and Bad Times Work for You--at Work and in Life

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by Spencer Johnson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1439103259

ISBN-13: 2901439103257

Pub. Date: 03/03/2009

Publisher: Atria Books

Making Good And Bad Times Work For You -- At Work And In Life

Peaks and Valleys is a story of a young man who lives unhappily in a valley until he meets an old man who lives on a peak, and it changes his work and life forever.

Initially, the young man does not realize he is talking with one of the most peaceful and successful people

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Making Good And Bad Times Work For You -- At Work And In Life

Peaks and Valleys is a story of a young man who lives unhappily in a valley until he meets an old man who lives on a peak, and it changes his work and life forever.

Initially, the young man does not realize he is talking with one of the most peaceful and successful people in the world. However, through a series of conversations and experiences that occur up on peaks and down in valleys, the young man comes to make some startling discoveries.

Eventually, he comes to understand how he can use the old man's remarkable principles and practical tools in good and bad times and becomes more calm and successful himself.

Now you can take a similar journey through the story and use what you find to your advantage in your own work and life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901439103257
Publisher:
Atria Books
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112

Table of Contents

Before The Story

The Story of Peaks and Valleys

Chapter 1: Feeling Low In A Valley

Chapter 2: Finding Answers

Chapter 3: Forgetting

Chapter 4: Resting

Chapter 5: Learning

Chapter 6: Discovering

Chapter 7: Sharing

Chapter 8: Using Peaks And Valleys

A Summary

Chapter 9: Enjoying A Peak

After The Story

About The Author

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Peaks and Valleys 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was really good, and i am only twelve. I liked how it described this wonderful theory in life that people of all ages can understand. I really found this book very helpful. I even can take this advice very well at my age. I think I will become a better person growing up in general. I would recomend it for kids and adults to readand discuss. I would also recomend Who Cut My Cheese. It is also writen by Spencer Johson. Make sure to read all nis amazing books.
Successman More than 1 year ago
Book gives a simple yet powerful message on how to minimize your time in the "valleys" of your work and life and how to sustain your time on the "peaks." At so many points in the book you will find yourself bringing your own situation to the story-and making applications on how to do something different next time to prevent or at least minimize the "down times" in your work and life. Excellent read for organizations as well because it gives a framework from which to view current problems, issues and successes.
oneswtfemale More than 1 year ago
Very easy read.
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Kini50 More than 1 year ago
I really LOVED this book. It really made me think about a lot of things differently. It made me feel like I had or could take control of my life. Short, easy reading with lots of thought provoking messages. I read Who Moved my Cheese ALso a WONDERFUL book.
IrishSharky More than 1 year ago
When you ar ein bad times, how do you react? Well you can react in the worst of times to be prepared for the best. This guide is helpful and I think everyone will like it just as much as "Who Moved My Cheese".
worried-mom More than 1 year ago
A great read for students who may have "peaked" in highschool and now are moving though their higher education and coming to grips with their first real valleys ... Where do I really go next in a world that has recently changed so dramactically -- how do I alter my normal navigation system which I thought worked so well for me in order to adjust to new realities that were never on my radar screen and set a new course. This may be the "dialog" that parents would like to have with their children but are unable to express -- or provide to a child who can not communicate their deep concerns and certainly will not communicate to their parents.
BridgeBG More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent! simple, very insightful, and a great read. Really enjoyed it, especially the part about how just changing the way we view things can make valleys into peaks and peaks into valleys in our professional and personal lives. What was even more exciting was the part about making professional and personal peaks last longer through learning, great read, recommend it.
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Good advice for organizations.
PurplePalmtrees More than 1 year ago
When I didn't even know I needed it, this book found me. And it will find you too because it was meant for you. I read it in 45 minutes. What better way to tell a story than the way this one has been told. Its clear and simple message transcends age, religious bias, and political caca-nonsense. But, it's really not that simple for the thought-provoking story grabs you and you begin to see yourself first in the young man and then the old, the old then the young until you come to understand you are both - you when in the valley and you when at the mountain peak. You can relate to this "story" for it is your very own.