Triumph from Failure: Lessons from Life for Business Success by Robert Alistair McAlpine, Kate Dixey
Alistair McAlpine and Kate Dixey plumb the depths of happiness and come up with what it takes to achieve that elusive goal and be successful in life, business and relationships with coworkers, bosses, employees and people in general. Drawing on philosophy and historical references, McAlpine and Dixey show how incorporating a simple and yet sophisticated approach to all aspects of life: Eating, Drinking, Working, Sleeping, Imagining, Kindness, Rhythm, Beauty, and Understanding, will help anyone, regardless of their occupation and status, to define and achieve happiness, and to put meaning back into our lives.
Sir Robert Alistair McAlpine is the author of many successful books, including The New Machiavelli (1998). In the 1970s and 1980s, he served as Treasurer of the European Democratic Union and Vice President of the European League for Economic Cooperation. He was Deputy Chairman of the Concervative and Unionist Party. McAlpine has also devoted much of his life to the commercial side of the performing and fine arts. He has served on the boards of numberous other charitable organizations and is a member of the House of Lords. he spends his time between France, Italy, America, Australia, and England.
Kate Dixey has a deliberately varied career, working as a Costume Deisgner since 1979 with the BBC and ITV Independent Television Companies, Feature Films, numerous Film Production Companies, and Advertising Agencies. Beginning in 1985, Kate worked on commercials designing and styling on major campaigns for companies such as British Airways, AT&T, BP, Midland Bank, and Nestle. During this period, Kate completed her stuies in Integrated Chinese Medicine qualifying as an Acupuncturist and runs a private practice in London. Kate has lectured at the Cranfield School of Management, and the London School of Business. Kate resides in London.
Foreword 1. Civilization's Cornerstone: Kindness 2. Finding your rhythm 3. Alluring beauty 4. The glamour of food 5. A guide to sleep 6. The triumph from failure 7. The need for understanding 8. Return on imagination 9. Understanding success 10. Happiness Index