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Embracing Risk in Your Career: A Story of How to Make More and Worry Less

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from Make More, Worry Less: Secrets from 18 Extraordinary People Who Created a Bigger Income and a Better Life (ISBN: 9780132346863) by Wes Moss. Available in print and digital formats.

What it really means to see risk as opportunity: the unforgettable story of Ralph Olson, from working-class Philly to the CEO’s suite. 

Ralph Olson only knows one direction--forward. He grew up in gang-ridden downtown Philadelphia. Determined to succeed, he went head to head with his parents and even his football coach, Joe Paterno. Later, in business, he faced Harvard elites, Fortune 100 companies, and his wife’s cancer diagnosis--head on.