Manfred Kets de Vries takes readers out of their comfort zone in this book, which has grown out of his conviction that many business academics have lost touch with the people they should be trying to help. It intends to focus executives on what really counts in their lives and to shake academics down from their ivory towers and make them more attuned to the real problems of real people, instead of trying to impress each other.
The essays in this book were inspired by stories told him by executives. But they are not just business stories: the problems these stories identify are about the really big things in life—sex, money, happiness and death. It is also appeal for us all to live our lives authentically, to look forward, and to capture our own dreams.
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