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Career Courage by Katie C. Kelley

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chapter ten

Pivots: Staging Your Next Act

By age forty-two, Nick had struck it rich in the field of green energy. He was a savvy entrepreneur who had built one company and invested heavily in another. When each firm went public, he pocketed millions. Now what? For a few years, Nick flitted from project to project, hoping to find an Act II that would fulfill him as much as his terrific Act I. A consultant one day, a speaker at green-energy conferences the next, and a mentor to new high-tech entrepreneurs the day after that, he never experienced the electrifying buzz he’d felt early in his career. Should he start or bankroll another cutting-edge enterprise? He had worked for a hard-charging thirty-year-old, but to this seasoned veteran it seemed ...

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