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Curve Benders: How Strategic Relationships Can Power Your Non-linear Growth in the Future of Work

Curve Benders: How Strategic Relationships Can Power Your Non-linear Growth in the Future of Work

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Overview

A personal growth roadmap guiding you into the future of relationships in work, life, play, and giving

Curve Benders is a personal growth roadmap. It will guide you through the complicated intersection of work, life, play, and giving. Countless new forces will shape the future, so the strategic relationships we form in these areas of life are, of necessity, changing. This book will show you how to move into the future and dramatically alter your growth trajectory in both its direction and ultimate destination. David Nour, the author of Relationship Economics and a top thought leader on business relationships, has identified 15 forces that will heavily influence what we do and how and where we engage our current and prospective relationships to create value and make a difference in the lives of others.

This book aims to provide you with a step-by-step guide for personal, professional, and organizational growth. The author highlights how certain relationships enable a non-linear growth trajectory. These relationships, in addition to augmenting what we can accomplish, often shape who we become. These relationships are “curve benders,” and this book will show you who and where they are, how to find and engage them, and, equally valuable, how you can become a curve bender to impact the lives and livelihoods of others profoundly.

  • Gain insight into the value of your current strategic relationships and how they help you achieve your work, life, and giving goals
  • Reconceptualize relationships to identify the people with the power, not only to help you achieve but to change who you become
  • Learn how to become a “curve bender” who makes an outsized impact in the lives of others
  • Become better at finding and engaging people, navigating the 15 forces that are reshaping our world

This book is about strategic relationship planning, personal growth, and, ultimately, about you. Read Curve Benders to launch yourself into your best future.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119764212
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/27/2021
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 535,803
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

DAVID NOUR is internationally recognized as the leading expert on applications of strategic relationships in profitable growth, sustained innovation, and lasting change. Nour serves as a trusted advisor to global leaders/boards and educates and coaches corporate leaders. An adjunct professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Nour was named to the Global Gurus Top 30 Leadership Professionals and the Thinkers50 Radar 2021 lists. NourGroup.com

LIN WILSON is an illustrator that specializes in creating visual clarity out of chaos. His illustrations have been published in Fortune, The New York Times, and Harvard Magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Don’t Doubt Waze! 1

Chapter 1 Work–Life Blending 13

Chapter 2 15 Forces Impacting Your Future 41

Chapter 3 Accelerated Relevancy 89

Chapter 4 Curve Benders as Risk Mitigators in Your Personal S-Curve 121

Chapter 5 Organization of the Future 149

Chapter 6 Curve Bending in the Lives of Others 187

Chapter 7 Your Curve Benders Roadmap 213

Final Thoughts 249

Notes 253

Acknowledgments 267

About the Author 271

Other Books by the Author 273

Index 277

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