Shortcut to Prosperity: 10 Entrepreneurial Habits and a Roadmap for an Exceptional Career

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Greenleaf Book Group, Jan 1, 2013 - Business & Economics - 215 pages
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Just being good at what you do doesn't cut it anymore. Today's information fueled economy rewards a new breed of worker—those who can think differently, move faster, and attain a level of knowledge that tilts the field of play in their favor. In Shortcut to Prosperity, Mark Hopkins explains how to develop those habits—not only for career success, but also for a more fulfilling and exciting life. He'll show you how to

• Do the soul searching required to find your passion
• Harness hardship or personal vision to engage a lifelong Prosperity Cycle that builds on one success after another
• Put in the hours with the right organizations to develop a differentiating level of competence
• Exploit your natural curiosity and expand your field of vision to spot opportunities others miss, the most important entrepreneurial habit
• Develop partners, guides, and mentors to help you along the way

However you define prosperity, Mark can help you find your field of play, develop a competitive advantage, and recruit allies.

Through stories of inspiring people—some entrepreneurs, some not—Mark reinforces the book's message: you don't have to be a genius or lucky to have the exact career and life you want. By sharing the habits of success and simple strategies for integrating them into your life, Mark will help you map your own shortcut to prosperity.


 

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I love motivational books that inspire through real life stories, and steps they walked to land where they landed. This book is filled with methods and windows into the inner workings of success and fulfilling you goals. There is also a section on finding and developing your passion, to look beyond the wall in front of you. Smart ways of moving forward, that's what it boils down to.
A great motivational book for me the entrepreneur as well as others in all walks of life. This book will go on my shelf as one to revisit and loan to friends.
 

Contents

Do Shortcuts Really Exist?
1
Power Up
15
Exploit Your Natural Curiosity
35
Nosce Te IpsumKnow Thyself
53
Build Creative Tension
71
Learn from the Best People
93
Earn an I Can Do Anything Attitude
117
Recognize and Quickly Analyze
135
Genuinely Care About Other People
155
Partner Wisely and Broadly 171 Shortcut 10 Find a Mentor or Three 185 I Believe in You
199
About the Author
216
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Mark Hopkins earned engineering degrees from Cornell and Stanford then spent the next twenty-five years deciphering the factors that make some people prosperous, successful, and happy. In 1996, after building a leadership career with companies like Hewlett Packard and Emerson Electric, Mark founded Peak Industries, a medical device contract manufacturer, which he grew and later sold to Delphi. He then founded Crescendo Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and Catalyst, a private foundation focused on supporting Colorado-based nonprofits and microlending in the developing world.

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