by Arianna Huffington
Ms. Huffington, accompanied by fellow tech matriarch, Sheryl Sandberg, recently entertained thousands of Bay Area residents at their Inforum event hosted by the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Since that time last week, her new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder has been all the buzz. I figured we would ride the wave of relevance and give it a read. Here's a brief overview of the newly minted book from Amazon:
As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success -- money and power -- has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. >Read More
San Francisco Meeting:
Thursday, May 22, 2014 @ 7:00 PM
Location: TBD (San Francisco)
It will be interesting to see how this compares to a book we read a few months ago, Clay Christensen's How Will You Measure Your Life?
In case you missed the Commonwealth Club Inforum event...
Looking forward to discussing this one with the group. Here are some questions I typically like to ask to lead the discussion:
What was your greatest take-away from the book?
What actionable items have you given yourself as a result?
Is there anything that you disagreed with?
What books have you read that were similar?
Any additional thoughts?
Please include your thoughts on the questions above in the comments section below if you're reading along and can't make the meeting. Additionally, If you have any questions or comments regarding the book or meeting, please feel free to start the discussion below.