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More Than Money

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What are you going to do with your lucky lottery ticket? That’s a question every MBA faces. A lot of time and money has been invested in you, and once you graduate you’re supposed to cash that ticket in for as much money and status as you can. Your parents and peers expect it. And you may feel that there’s really no other choice. You can’t risk wasting that expensive education. It’s the safe thing to do. Isn’t it? Not necessarily. Mark Albion doesn’t pretend to have all the answers, but his unique perspective can help you find yours. There are other ways to look at potential risks and rewards, even when you have thousands of dollars of student loans to pay back. Money is important but it’s not the key to fulfillment. The “safe” choice, the most monetarily rewarding one, can carry enormous psychological and spiritual pain. As Ralph Waldo Emerson put it, “Sometimes money costs too much.” In More Than Money, Albion redefines the typical way the risk/reward equation is written, using his own life story and those of the many entrepreneurs, executives and MBAs he’s met as both cautionary and inspirational tales. He introduces a framework of four crucial questions to consider when thinking about your career choices, as well as “lifelines," principles that can help you answer these questions and guide you to construct your personal, strategic destiny plan. A consciousness-raising book as well as a career guide, More Than Money encourages MBA students to give themselves permission to be who they really want to be and find their path of service. For, as Albion says, in the end “we won't remember you for the size of your wallet as much as the size of your heart.”

Table of Contents

  1. COVER PAGE
  2. TITLE PAGE
  3. COPYRIGHT PAGE
  4. FOREWORD
  5. PREFACE
  6. INTRODUCTION: THE MBA TRAP
  7. CHAPTER 1: WHO ARE YOU?
    1. First Steps: Unlocking the Courage to Be Yourself
    2. What Did You Want to Do Before the World “Should” on You?
    3. Don’t Get Really Good at What You Don’t Want to Do
    4. Listen to the Little Voice
    5. Broaden Your Vision of Life
    6. Destiny Plan Questions
  8. CHAPTER 2: WHAT DO YOU WANT?
    1. An “I Want” List from Youth
    2. Measuring the Good Life
    3. Destiny Plan Questions
    4. Know How You Measure Success
    5. Destiny Plan Questions
    6. Money Doesn’t Talk, It Swears
    7. Destiny Plan Questions
    8. Don’t Treasure Your Trash and Trash Your Treasures
    9. Destiny Plan Questions
  9. CHAPTER 3: WHAT CAN YOU DO?
    1. It’s Your Will More Than Your Skills
    2. Leveraging Your Strengths to Serve
    3. Managing Your Risk-Reward Trade-Off
    4. Destiny Plan Questions
    5. Turn Your Values into Value
    6. Destiny Plan Questions
    7. Keep Your Walking Costs Low
    8. Destiny Plan Questions
    9. Don’t Live a Deferred Life Plan
    10. Destiny Plan Questions
  10. CHAPTER 4: WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
    1. Destiny Plan Questions
    2. Look Not at the Masses but at the One
    3. Destiny Plan Questions
    4. Surround Yourself with a Community of Love
    5. Destiny Plan Questions
    6. Plant Trees Under Whose Shade You’ll Never Sit
    7. Destiny Plan Questions
  11. CONCLUSION: FROM SUCCESS TO SIGNIFICANCE
    1. Destiny Plan Questions
  12. RESOURCE: THE CHALLENGE OF MONEY
  13. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  14. INDEX
  15. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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