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The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

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9781647820572
Harvard Business Review Press
N/A
2021
256
Paperback
21127

350.00

About the Author

Dorie Clark is a consultant and keynote speaker who teaches executive education at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out. The New York Times has described Clark as an "expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives." Her books have been translated into eleven languages. Learn more and download your free self-assessment at dorieclark.com.

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Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Your personal goals need a long-term strategy.

It’s no secret that we’re pushed to the limit. Today’s professionals feel rushed, overwhelmed, and perennially behind. So we keep our heads down, focused on the next thing, and the next, without a moment to breathe.

How can we break out of this endless cycle and create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek?

Just as CEOs who optimize for quarterly profits often fail to make the strategic investments necessary for long-term growth, the same is true in our own personal and professional lives. We need to reorient ourselves to see the big picture so we can tap into the power of small changes that, made today, will have an enormous and disproportionate impact on our future success. We need to start playing The Long Game.

As top business thinker and Duke University professor Dorie Clark explains, we all know intellectually that lasting success takes persistence and effort. And yet so much of the relentless pressure in our culture pushes us toward doing what’s easy, what’s guaranteed, or what looks glamorous in the moment. In The Long Game, she argues for a different path. It’s about doing small things over time to achieve our goals—and being willing to keep at them, even when they seem pointless, boring, or hard.

In The Long Game, Clark shares unique principles and frameworks you can apply to your specific situation, as well as vivid stories from her own career and other professionals’ experiences. Everyone is allotted the same twenty-four hours—but with the right strategies, you can leverage those hours in more efficient and powerful ways than you ever imagined. It’s never an overnight process, but the long-term payoff is immense: to finally break out of the frenetic day-to-day routine and transform your life and your career.

Praise for the book

"Dorie's book helps us … create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek." — Forbes "Few people understand strategic thinking as well as Dorie Clark…" — Inc. magazine "Clark's rich and varied background—college graduate at 18, award-winning journalist, presidential campaign adviser, documentary filmmaker, and more—uniquely positions her to advise people on how to accomplish anything they want." — Civil Engineering Magazine Advance Praise for The Long Game: "Filled with hard-earned wisdom, The Long Game is the book so many of us need right now. Dorie Clark's best book yet." — Seth Godin, author, This Is Marketing "Dorie Clark has written an essential book that addresses the leadership challenge of our time: solving hard problems in a world with a limited attention span. The Long Game is a blueprint for building our organizational futures." — Frances Frei, coauthor, Unleashed "As always, Dorie Clark delivers the goods. By telling the stories of an array of high achievers, she shows the importance of strategic patience and the enduring power of curiosity and resilience. Prepare to take notes!" — Daniel H. Pink, author, When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human "If you want to create a blue ocean strategy for your career, read The Long Game. In this essential guide, Dorie Clark shows you how to build a unique and powerful professional trajectory."— Renee Mauborgne, New York Times bestselling coauthor, Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift; Distinguished Fellow of Strategy and International Management, INSEAD "If you've ever felt like you don't have enough hours in the day, you have to read The Long Game! Clark will help you strip away the things on your calendar that keep you from spending time on what's most important and achieving your ultimate goals." — Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author, Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won't Get You There; winner of Lifetime Achievement Award, Institute for Management Studies; and two-time winner, Thinkers50 Leadership Award "The Long Game offers a thoughtful, practical, and compelling approach to achieving one's higher ambitions in a demanding, short-term-focused world. A very worthy read." — Doug Conant, founder and CEO, ConantLeadership; Chairman, CECP; former CEO, Campbell Soup Company

The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World

About the Author

Dorie Clark is a consultant and keynote speaker who teaches executive education at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out. The New York Times has described Clark as an "expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives." Her books have been translated into eleven languages. Learn more and download your free self-assessment at dorieclark.com.

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Praise for the book

"Dorie's book helps us … create the kind of interesting, meaningful lives we all seek." — Forbes "Few people understand strategic thinking as well as Dorie Clark…" — Inc. magazine "Clark's rich and varied background—college graduate at 18, award-winning journalist, presidential campaign adviser, documentary filmmaker, and more—uniquely positions her to advise people on how to accomplish anything they want." — Civil Engineering Magazine Advance Praise for The Long Game: "Filled with hard-earned wisdom, The Long Game is the book so many of us need right now. Dorie Clark's best book yet." — Seth Godin, author, This Is Marketing "Dorie Clark has written an essential book that addresses the leadership challenge of our time: solving hard problems in a world with a limited attention span. The Long Game is a blueprint for building our organizational futures." — Frances Frei, coauthor, Unleashed "As always, Dorie Clark delivers the goods. By telling the stories of an array of high achievers, she shows the importance of strategic patience and the enduring power of curiosity and resilience. Prepare to take notes!" — Daniel H. Pink, author, When, Drive, and To Sell Is Human "If you want to create a blue ocean strategy for your career, read The Long Game. In this essential guide, Dorie Clark shows you how to build a unique and powerful professional trajectory."— Renee Mauborgne, New York Times bestselling coauthor, Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift; Distinguished Fellow of Strategy and International Management, INSEAD "If you've ever felt like you don't have enough hours in the day, you have to read The Long Game! Clark will help you strip away the things on your calendar that keep you from spending time on what's most important and achieving your ultimate goals." — Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times bestselling author, Triggers, Mojo, and What Got You Here Won't Get You There; winner of Lifetime Achievement Award, Institute for Management Studies; and two-time winner, Thinkers50 Leadership Award "The Long Game offers a thoughtful, practical, and compelling approach to achieving one's higher ambitions in a demanding, short-term-focused world. A very worthy read." — Doug Conant, founder and CEO, ConantLeadership; Chairman, CECP; former CEO, Campbell Soup Company
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