Practical Genius: A 5-Step Plan to Turn Your Talent and Passion Into Success

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 8, 2013 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
An Inc. Magazine business book bestseller: “Positive, insightful, and generous, this book will go a long way in helping you realize that genius is a choice” (Seth Godin).

WHAT’S YOUR GENIUS?

Forget what you think you know about genius. It’s not a magical, elusive gift — a “lightning bolt from the gods” that strikes people like Einstein or Mozart, but not the rest of us. Everyone’s got genius, but it’s up to you to find it, put it to work, and watch it change your life. This book will show you how to:

IDENTIFY YOUR GENIUS

Where do your passions and your talents meet?

EXPRESS YOUR GENIUS

What’s your story, and how do you share it with others?

SURROUND YOUR SELF WITH GENIUS

Who do you need in your tribe?

SUSTAIN YOUR GENIUS

How do you feed and care for your genius?

MARKET YOUR GENIUS

Why are your contradictions actually your largest competitive advantage?

The outcome is a profound revelation: You have the tools and ability to realize greatness both in and out of the workplace.
 

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PRACTICAL GENIUS: The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Passions and Talents Working for You

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A leadership coach invites readers to evaluate their true potential and challenges them against complacency.Rudan asks, "How do smart, motivated, accomplished people like us, who are walking around ... Read full review

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good book. I've read Gladwell's "Outliers" but Rudan has a different approach to explaining genius and success. After all, it is better for people to express their opinions because no one thinks, feels or analyzes the same.

Contents

Where the Journey Begins
1
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
165
Acknowledgments
181

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Gina Rudan is the founder and president of Genuine Insights, Inc., a contemporary professional development and training practice. Before launching her own firm, Rudan worked at Fortune 500 companies including Avon Products and PR Newswire. She is also the founder of TEDxMIA and lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and son. Visit her at PracticalGenius.com.

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