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More Than Money - What Is "The Good Life" Parable

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Uploaded on Aug 8, 2008

Watch New York Times bestselling author Mark Albion's 3-minute animated movie "The Good Life" produced with Free Range Studios (The Story of Stuff; The Meatrix) and based on Mark's new book, More Than Money.

"The Good Life" takes you to a chance meeting between an MBA and a fisherman on a small island. As the MBA tries to teach the fisherman about business, the fisherman teaches him about life.

Excerpt: "MBAs want to make a contribution through their work, whether it's in the workplace, the marketplace, or the community. This was not as true in my day, but today it's true of the vast majority. You're different, and the world you're inhabiting is different. Even my venerable school, staid Harvard Business School, changed its mission in the twenty-first century to "educating leaders who make a difference in the world."

What I've seen at the business schools is, as I like to say, "You've got the religion. You just don't know how to get to church." Regardless of which of the two initial career paths you choose—or some combination of the two—the work of this book is to help you get to a place where you're appreciated and can make a contribution to others that's worth more than money.

In that spirit, the book's central argument is that if you put contribution — crucial to a meaningful life—on an equal footing with money, what you perceive as your safest career choices may actually be your riskiest, and vice versa. That is, if you assess risk with the career goal of a meaningful life (which includes making money), you'll make different choices or at least be more aware of the risk-reward trade-offs of your choices and choose a job that is more likely to be on your destiny path."

Read more from Albion's book: http://www.bkconnection.com/static/Mo...

Buy Book from Berrett-Koehler Publishers: http:///www.bkconnection.com/morethan...

Twitter: http://bit.ly/bkpublishers
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LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/1o6QDxk

Visit Author at: http://www.more-than-money.org

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