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Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less -and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

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Stretch: Unlock The Power Of Less -and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

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.

HarperBusiness

HarperBusiness

Scott Sonenshein

Scott Sonenshein

No of Pages
304
Publisher
HarperBusiness
ISBN-13
9780062457226
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Book Format
Hardcover
Published Date
Feb 7, 2017

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About Scott Sonenshein

Scott Sonenshein is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Management at Rice University. His award winning research, teaching, and consulting has helped Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals in industries such as technology, healthcare, retail, education, banking, manufacturing, and non-profits. He holds a PhD in management and organizations from the University of Michigan, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from the University of Virginia. He has also worked as a strategy consultant for companies such as AT&T and Microsoft and lived the rise and fall of the dotcom boom while working at a Silicon Valley startup.

Scott’s research appears in the very top journals and often uses inductive field methods, including interviews, observations, and participant-observation. He also uses experiments and surveys to add confidence to his findings. He has contributed to several bodies of research in management and psychology, including change, creativity, decision making and influence. Scott currently sits on five distinguished editorial boards, and is a former associate editor of the Academy of Management Journal.

Scott’s expertise and perspectives have been sought by a variety of media outlets, including The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Time Magazine, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review as well as local television and radio.

He lives in Houston, Texas with his two daughters, and wife, Randi.

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