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Lasting Contribution: How to Think, Plan, and Act to Accomplish Meaningful Work
     

Lasting Contribution: How to Think, Plan, and Act to Accomplish Meaningful Work

by Tad Waddington
 

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A powerful dose of wisdom in a concise package, Lasting Contribution is filled with profound and effective advice on how to make the kinds of contributions — to work, to organizations, to communities — that really matter. Drawing from such varied sources as Aristotle, Sun Tzu, Victor Frankl, and Confucius, this book marshals insights that touch on

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A powerful dose of wisdom in a concise package, Lasting Contribution is filled with profound and effective advice on how to make the kinds of contributions — to work, to organizations, to communities — that really matter. Drawing from such varied sources as Aristotle, Sun Tzu, Victor Frankl, and Confucius, this book marshals insights that touch on information theory, sociology, Zen, psychology, art history, management theory, and other fields. Waddington's deft ability to illuminate his ideas using colorful examples — everything from the Titanic and Santa Claus to skateboarding and Oprah's shoes — make the book as engaging as it is wise and thoughtful. Above all, Lasting Contribution offers different benefits to different readers: insightful tips for a better work performance for those looking to improve their careers; practical life-applications for those grappling with high philosophical ideas; and food for thought for thought for anyone seeking to enrich their lives generally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572846159
Publisher:
Agate
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
110
File size:
176 KB

Meet the Author

Tad Waddington got his MA from the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, where he focused on the history of Chinese religions. He also earned his PhD from the University of Chicago, in measurement, evaluation, and statistical analysis. He is now director of performance measurement for Accenture, the world’s leading technology consulting company. His lasting contribution is a work in progress, but to date has involved rigorously demonstrating the tremendous value that companies can realize from training their employees, work for which he has won numerous awards. See Return on Learning (Agate, 2007), which he coauthored.

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