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    Creating the Good Life: Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness (Hardback) By (author) Vice-President James O'Toole, Foreword by Walter Isaacson


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    DescriptionProfessionals and business people in midlife are increasingly asking themselves "what's next?" in their careers and personal lives. "Creating the Good Life" draws on the wisdom of the ages to help contemporary men and women plan for satisfying, useful, moral, and meaningful second halves of their lives. For centuries, the brightest people in Western societies have looked to Aristotle for guidance on how to lead a good life and how to create a good society. Now James O'Toole--the Mortimer J. Adler Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute--translates that classical philosophical framework into practical, comprehensible terms to help professionals and business people apply it to their own lives and work. His book helps thoughtful readers address some of the profound questions they are currently struggling with in planning their futures: o How do I find meaning and satisfaction? o How much money do I need in order to be happy? o What is the right balance between work, family, and leisure? o What are my responsibilities to my community? o How can I create a good society in my own company? Bridging philosophy and self-help, O'Toole's book shows how happiness ultimately is attainable no matter one's level of income, if one uses Aristotle's practical exercises to ask the right questions and to discipline oneself to pursue things that are "good for us." The book is the basis for O'Toole's new "Good Life" seminar, where thoughtful men and women gather to create robust and satisfying life plans.

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    Creating the Good Life
    Applying Aristotle's Wisdom to Find Meaning and Happiness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vice-President James O'Toole, Foreword by Walter Isaacson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9781594861253
    ISBN 10: 1594861250

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
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    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS000000, SEL031000, SEL032000
    DC22: 650.1/01
    LC classification: B491.E7 O86 2005
    DC22: 650.101
    DC21: 650.101
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    Publication date
    06 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Emmaus, PA
    Author Information
    JAMES O'TOOLE is research professor in the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California and Mortimer J. Adler Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He has written 14 books, the most recent being Leadership A-Z. He lives in San Francisco, California. WALTER ISAACSON, the president of the Aspen Institute, has been the chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Benjamin Franklin.