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Leading the Life You Want: Skills for Integrating Work and Life by Stewart Friedman

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Tom Tierney

Envision Your Legacy, Weave Disparate Strands, See New Ways of Doing Things

It’s still dark outside when Tom Tierney rises in his home outside Boston on a December morning. He dresses quietly, so as not to wake his wife, Karen, and goes to the kichen to brew some coffee. At fifty-nine, Tierney is trim and retains a certain boyishness, helped by the rimless glasses, a full head of hair, and boundless energy. He carries a mug and the fresh pot into his office and closes the door. It’s 5:15 a.m., time to begin the ritual of writing what he calls his “annual review.”

The term reflects Tierney’s lifetime in business: the Harvard MBA, two decades at the consulting firm Bain & Company (including eight years as chief executive), and fourteen ...

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