The Mosaic Principle: The Six Dimensions of a Remarkable Life and Career

The Mosaic Principle: The Six Dimensions of a Remarkable Life and Career

by Nick Lovegrove

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610395564
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Nick Lovegrove is the US Managing Partner of the Brunswick Group, a global corporate advisory firm. He spent more than 30 years at McKinsey & Company, primarily in London and Washington, DC At various times, he led McKinsey's Global Media Practice, its Global Public Sector Practice, and its Washington office. He served as an independent advisor to the British Prime Minister's strategy unit, and as a member of the board of directors for the Royal Shakespeare Company and TeachFirst. Since leaving McKinsey in 2012, he has been a senior director at the Albright Stonebridge Group; a senior fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government; a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; and a visiting lecturer at the Blavatnik School of Government. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and four children.

Table of Contents

Prologue: What Is the Mosaic Principle? 1

Part 1 Why Build a Broader Life and Career?

1 The Saint and the Sinner: The Six Dimensions of the Mosaic Principle 7

2 The Perils of Depth, the Gifts of Breadth: Doing What the Specialists Can't Do 36

Part 2 The Six Dimensions of the Mosaic Principle

3 Doing What Seems Right: Applying Your Moral Compass 69

4 On Being T-Shaped: Defining an Intellectual Thread 104

5 The Foundation That Is Common to Them All: Developing Transferrable Skills 131

6 Listen, Learn, Adapt: Investing in Contextual Intelligence 170

7 Structured Serendipity: Building an Extended Network 198

8 Carpe Diem: Having a Prepared Mind 227

Part 3 How to Build a Remarkable Life and Career

9 How to Broaden Your Career 263

10 How to Broaden Your Life 272

Epilogue: Seeking Professional Success and Personal Fulfilment 298

Acknowledgments 302

Notes 306

References 316

Index 325

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