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The Business of Happiness

  • Apr 22, 2010
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The author spends some time describing the
importance of empathy in developing successful
relationships. Much time is spent explaining the
evolution of AOL and Time Warner cooperatively.
The importance of experience is extolled.

The concept of a LIFE LIST explained. This is
an enumeration of things you would like to
accomplish, as well as tasks which keep you
happy. The LIFE LIST transitions to the
accomplishment of serious goals.

The author enunciates the concept of
communities of interest like family,
friends, children, worship, work and teams.
Self-expression is extolled through blogs,
journals, letter-writing and a higher calling.
The book explains how winning teams mesh the
various strengths of the constituent individuals.

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A Sneak Peek At Ted Leonsis's New Book The Business of Happiness

This weekend, BoomTown got hold of a new book by former AOL exec and longtime entrepreneur Ted Leonsis, which it set to be released on Feb. 8 by Regnery Publishing. Titled The Business of Happiness: 6 Secrets to Extraordinary Success in Life and Work, Leonsis penned the book with former AOL PR head John Buckley. And like the ebullient Leonsis, its entertaining fulcrum is a list he often talks about, one he made after a scary plane experience 25 years ago of the 101 things he wanted to achieve before he died. "At the time, I thought that ticking items off my list would make me happy," he writes in the book's introduction. It seems to have worked, he notes. "I've found that actively pursuing happiness seems to be a driver of success." In the second part of the book, Leonsis offers advice to others on how to get to happiness and success the Ted way. But I especially enjoyed the first part, in which Leonsis tells his story--from humbling beginnings to college at Georgetown University to his start in the tech industry at Wang to his first successful forays into entrepreneurship. Eventually, one of his start-ups--Redgate Communications--was bought by Steve Case of AOL. Leonsis writes about this roller-coaster ride at AOL, which had as many downs as ups--with one of its down-est downs being its moment of glory: The merger with Time Warner (TWX). "Let me state for the record: I was ...

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ISBN-10: 1596981148
ISBN-13: 978-1596981140
Author: Ted Leonsis
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Regnery Press
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