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    DescriptionWhat would you be willing to do for the rest of your life...? It's a question most of us consider only hypothetically-opting instead to "do what we have to do" to earn a living. But in the critically acclaimed bestseller "The Monk and the Riddle", entrepreneurial sage Randy Komisar asks us to answer it for real. The book's timeless advice - to make work pay not just in cash, but in experience, satisfaction, and joy - will be embraced by anyone who wants success to come not just from what they do, but from who they are.At once a fictional tale of Komisar's encounters with a would-be entrepreneur and a personal account of how Komisar found meaning not in work's rewards but in work itself, the book illustrates what's wrong with the mainstream thinking that we should sacrifice our lives to make a living. Described by Fortune.com as "part personal essay, part fictional narrative and part meditation on the nature of work and life," "The Monk and the Riddle" is essential reading on the art of creating a life while making a living. 'Belongs in a category by itself...The best thing I've read all year' - "San Francisco Examiner". 'A timely book' - "USA Today". 'A self-help manual and business fable rolled into one' - "The Times, London".

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    The Monk and the Riddle
    The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Randy Kosimar, By (author) Kent L. Lineback
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    ISBN 13: 9781578516445
    ISBN 10: 1578516447

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ADV
    BIC subject category V2: KJH, VSC
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    DC21: 658.421
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    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24870
    DC22: 338.04092
    Libri: I-BE
    BIC E4L: CAR
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS012000
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    BISAC V2.8: BUS025000, BUS046000
    Thema V1.0: VSC, KJH
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Harvard Business Review Press
    Imprint name
    Harvard Business Review Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Author Information
    Randy Komisar is a Virtual CEO who has worked with companies such as WebTV and TiVo. He was CEO of LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, CFO of GO, and one of the founders of Claris Corporation.
    Table of contents
    Prologue - the monk and the riddle; the pitch; the rules of the game; the virtual CEO; the deferred life plan; romance not finance; the big idea; beyond the bottom line; who will elad?; the whole life plan.