Double Lives: Crafting Your Life of Work and Passion for Untold Success
David A. HeenanISBN: 0891061673;
For years, an iron law prevailed: Specialize when you're young and you will have the winning ticket to a lifetime of success. Doctors, lawyers, accountants, scientists, engineers, and academics traditionally gave their undivided attention to a single area of expertise. But today a populist backlash is afoot against our monomania and the high-tech rat race. In the aftermath of 9-11, people increasingly are pursuing a more flexible lifestyle, exploring a second interest or vocation to reinvent themselves in new and exciting ways. DOUBLE LIVES profiles the paths of 10 extraordinary individuals--from Sony chairman Norio Ohga and astronaut Sally Ride to World Bank head Jim Wolfensohn and Smithsonian secretary Larry Small--who achieved spectacular success and happiness through the pursuit of a second passion. Readers will learn by example how to explore an outside interest or hobby, create a sideline business, or completely switch careers. The book offers 20 keys to a double life, a...
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