A powerful dose of wisdom in a concise package, Lasting Contribution is filled with profound and effective advice on how to make the kinds of contributions -- to work, to organizations, to communities -- that really matter. Drawing from such varied sources as Aristotle, Sun Tzu, Victor Frankl, and Confucius, this book marshals insights that touch on information theory, sociology, Zen, psychology, art history, management theory, and other fields. Waddington's deft ability to illuminate his ideas using colorful examples -- everything from the Titanic and Santa Claus to skateboarding and Oprah's shoes -- make the book as engaging as it is wise and thoughtful. Above all, Lasting Contribution offers different benefits to different readers: insightful tips for a better work performance for those looking to improve their careers; practical life-applications for those grappling with high philosophical ideas; and food for thought for thought for anyone seeking to enrich their lives generally.
Intro I Getting Started: Thinking casually II Dealing With Complexity: Efficient cause III Your Resources: Material cause IV The Design of Action: Formal cause V Embody Your Goal: Final cause VI Empirical Problems VII Theoretical Problems VIII Why? IX Contribution Glossary Lasting Contribution koans References Index.
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