Stock Image
A Bigger Prize: Heffernan, Margaret

A Bigger Prize

Heffernan, Margaret

94 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1610392914 / ISBN 13: 9781610392914
Published by PublicAffairs, New York, 2014
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Sekkes Consultants (North Dighton, MA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 2, 2010

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

Talking to scientists, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs and executives, in the follow-up to her bestselling Wilful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan has discovered that, around the world, individuals and organizations are finding creative, cooperative ways to work that don't pit people against each other but support them in their desire to work together. 6½" - 9½", first printing with some edgewear to the dust jacket. Signed by the author on the Human Resource Leadership Forum bookplate. Size: 6½" - 9½" First printing First printing First printing. Bookseller Inventory # 273567

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: A Bigger Prize

Publisher: PublicAffairs, New York

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by author

Edition: First edition....

Book Type: book

About this title

Synopsis:

Co-winner of the 2015 Salon London Transmission Prize

Get into the best schools. Land your next big promotion. Dress for success. Run faster. Play tougher. Work harder. Keep score. And whatever you do—make sure you win.

Competition runs through every aspect of our lives today. From the cubicle to the race track, in business and love, religion and science, what matters now is to be the biggest, fastest, meanest, toughest, richest.

The upshot of all these contests? As Margaret Heffernan shows in this eye-opening book, competition regularly backfires, producing an explosion of cheating, corruption, inequality, and risk. The demolition derby of modern life has damaged our ability to work together.

But it doesn't have to be this way. CEOs, scientists, engineers, investors, and inventors around the world are pioneering better ways to create great products, build enduring businesses, and grow relationships. Their secret? Generosity. Trust. Time. Theater. From the cranberry bogs of Massachusetts to the classrooms of Singapore and Finland, from tiny start-ups to global engineering firms and beloved American organizations—like Ocean Spray, Eileen Fisher, Gore, and Boston Scientific—Heffernan discovers ways of living and working that foster creativity, spark innovation, reinforce our social fabric, and feel so much better than winning.

About the Author:

Margaret Heffernan is an entrepreneur, chief executive, and author of Willful Blindness, which was shortlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book award. Born in Texas, raised in Holland, and educated at Cambridge University, she produced prize-winning programs for the BBC before returning to the United States to run multimedia technology companies. She advises senior executives around the world and writes for The Huffington Post, CBSMoneywatch, and Inc.com.

Visit mheffernan.com or follow Margaret on Twitter @M_Heffernan

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Sekkes Consultants - ¿Forever Books¿ Internet based, book R&D business, established in 2006. The company¿s mission statement is to discover and make available to the marketplace great works of art with great potential to grow as an investment. We use computer modeling that incorporates factors such as Illustrator rating, condition, intrinsic importance of the work, scarcity, provenance etc. to rate current and future discoveries. We specialize in a limited supply of extraordinary works of art and literature, by classical and contemporary artists and writers that is signed, inscribed or categorized as an association copy.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it¿s described on the Abebooks web sites. If you¿re dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn¿t arrived, you¿re eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you¿ve changed your mind about a book that you¿ve ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we¿ll respond within 2 business days.

EU Consumer Law Information:

Sekkes Consultants Inc.

1180 ...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 1 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal