Survive to Thrive

27 Practices of Resilient Entrepreneurs, Innovators, And Leaders
Although many ideas never make it off the page and most new ventures fail, we tend to hear about people when they are successful, not when they are struggling. This creates a distorted perception of how people succeed. Serial entrepreneur and thought leader Faisal Hoque and journalist Lydia Dishman have examined the stories of a variety of leaders who faced ill health, professional setbacks, emotional loss, and a host of other life-changing events, in order to illustrate how each achieved personal transformation and success by mining their own resilience. Resilience is the universal human capacity to face, overcome, and even be strengthened by experiences of adversity. The book is divided into three sections, each of which are key concepts in the development of one’s own ability to bend, and not break, in the face of a personal or professional setback. The individual stories examine the essential tools needed to overcome obstacles and seize upon an opportunity. They incorporate practical applications for reframing your reaction to setbacks. They help guide you through a process that can redefine fear as a simple signal that something isn t working. This book offers powerful approaches to diffuse strong emotion in the moment of crisis, and opens up opportunities for re-examining your personal definition of success. The book illuminates how anyone can attain the resilience that s required to repeatedly push forward in the face of conflict.

Faisal Hoque Faisal Hoque is the founder of MiND2MiND Exchange, B2B ForeSight, and other companies. He is the author of several books and regularly contributes to "Fast Company" and Huffington Post. Formerly of GE and other global brands, Hoque s work has also appeared in "The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek", and "Forbes". The editors of Ziff-Davis Enterprise named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology. Follow him @faisal_hoque or visit Drake Baer is a contributing writer for "Fast Company", where he covers the intersection of psychology and work. Though he now interviews the foremost minds in business for a living, he s spent years exploring the world.

Lydia Dishman

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