Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives

Christopher Gergen and Gregg Vanourek
Jossey-Bass
2008

This terrific new book by two of my favorite young education innovators/entrepreneurs/consultants is worth your time, particularly if you want a high quality, high productivity, high performance, high purpose, and highly gratifying life--and assuming that, in your case (unlike mine), it's not too late. Through a series of interviews and mini-profiles of people such as KIPP's Mike Feinberg, Teach For America's Wendy Kopp, and SEED's Raj Vinnakota, Gergen and Vanourek do a swell job of applying the lessons of entrepreneurialism to people's entire lives, not just their formal careers, and of suggesting how you might do likewise. It's not about education per se, but many of the examples are. Check it out here or here.

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