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Stretch

Unlock the Power of Less—and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

by Scott Sonenshein

eBook

A GROUNDBREAKING APPROACH

TO SUCCEEDING IN BUSINESS

AND LIFE, USING THE SCIENCE

OF RESOURCEFULNESS

We often think the key to success and satisfaction

is to get more: more money, time, and

possessions; bigger budgets, job titles, and teams;

and additional resources for our professional and

personal goals. It turns out we're wrong.

Using captivating stories to illustrate research

in psychology and management, Rice University

professor Scott Sonenshein examines why some

people and organizations succeed with so little,

while others fail with so much.

People and organizations approach resources

in two different ways: "chasing" and "stretching."

When chasing, we exhaust ourselves in the pursuit

of more. When stretching, we embrace the resources

we already have. This frees us to find creative and

productive ways to solve problems, innovate, and

engage our work and lives more fully.

Stretch shows why everyone—from executives

to entrepreneurs, professionals to parents, athletes

to artists—performs better with constraints; why

seeking too many resources undermines our work

and well-being; and why even those with a lot

benefit from making the most out of a little.

Drawing from examples in business, education,

sports, medicine, and history, Scott Sonenshein

advocates a powerful framework of resourcefulness

that allows anybody to work and live better.


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Publisher: HarperCollins

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  • Release date: February 7, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9780062457233
  • File size: 495 KB
  • Release date: February 7, 2017

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  • ISBN: 9780062457233
  • File size: 537 KB
  • Release date: February 7, 2017


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A GROUNDBREAKING APPROACH

TO SUCCEEDING IN BUSINESS

AND LIFE, USING THE SCIENCE

OF RESOURCEFULNESS

We often think the key to success and satisfaction

is to get more: more money, time, and

possessions; bigger budgets, job titles, and teams;

and additional resources for our professional and

personal goals. It turns out we're wrong.

Using captivating stories to illustrate research

in psychology and management, Rice University

professor Scott Sonenshein examines why some

people and organizations succeed with so little,

while others fail with so much.

People and organizations approach resources

in two different ways: "chasing" and "stretching."

When chasing, we exhaust ourselves in the pursuit

of more. When stretching, we embrace the resources

we already have. This frees us to find creative and

productive ways to solve problems, innovate, and

engage our work and lives more fully.

Stretch shows why everyone—from executives

to entrepreneurs, professionals to parents, athletes

to artists—performs better with constraints; why

seeking too many resources undermines our work

and well-being; and why even those with a lot

benefit from making the most out of a little.

Drawing from examples in business, education,

sports, medicine, and history, Scott Sonenshein

advocates a powerful framework of resourcefulness

that allows anybody to work and live better.


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