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  • Published:

    Feb 7, 2017
  • ISBN:

    9780062457226
  • Pages:

    304
  • Size:

    6.2" x 9.3"
  • Weight:

    1.1 lb
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Book Title and Author Byline

Stretch

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

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About the Book

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

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.

About the Author

Scott Sonenshein

Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University and bestselling author of

Reviews

Library Journal —Library Journal

Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take —Adam Grant, bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take

Ann Doerr, Chairman, Kahn Academy —Ann Doerr, Chairman, Kahn Academy

Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great and Great by Choice —Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great and Great by Choice

Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of the The No Asshole Rule —Robert Sutton, Stanford professor and author of the The No Asshole Rule

Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of To Sell is Human and Drive —Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of To Sell is Human and Drive

Kirkus —Kirkus

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