Redefining Success

Redefining Success

Still Making Mistakes

eBook - 2012
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Dragons' Den star and Risky Business host W. Brett Wilson often gets asked about his secrets to success. He became one of Canada's top investment bankers because he was driven, willing to take risks, and saw opportunity where others saw problems. But his path to business success also saw him tripping over a multitude of misguided priorities. For many years, Wilson pursued business with uncompromising focus, willingly working long hours seven days a week. But in the process, his marriage and his health suffered greatly; he was rarely home as his kids were growing up, divorce was inevitable, and cancer struck at age forty-three. He truly learned the hard way that one can enjoy financial success and the respect of business peers while suffering the loss of what matters most: health, family, and friends. Redefining Success details how Wilson was forced to redefine his life, making health and relationships his first priorities. Through trial and error, he learned that these simple virtues are the foundation for real, enduring success, both in business and life. Wilson's compelling insights are the basis for Redefining Success. Not just for entrepreneurs and business professionals, it outlines how we can change our lives for the better by re-evaluating our personal definitions of success, then reworking them into a life plan that is both feasible and rewarding. Inspirational and paradigm-changing, Redefining Success will help you implement and sustain lasting, positive change in your life'and make the world a little more meaningful every day.
Publisher: Toronto :, Portfolio Penguin,, 2012
ISBN: 9780143186793
0143186795
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations

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21288004009599 Apr 21, 2014

Insightful - worth a read

In this book, Dragons Den investor Brett Wilson shares his philosophy on life and business. Through personal stories, Wilson explains how taking calculated risks and learning from mistakes can be extremely rewarding. This book has some valuable tips for those interested in marketing, entrepreneurship, business and philanthropy, or just a glimpse into the life story of this millionaire.

If nothing else, this book serves as a warning to those who forget about family and community, when focusing on business success and building your wealth. Learn from his mistakes, and see how he redefined his success before it was too late!

I agree with the other comments on the excessive name dropping and being a cathartic novel on living a simple life, still worth reading.

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HandyFellow
Nov 04, 2012

A very cathartic novel writing experiment for Mr. Wilson, I'm sure, but the result is like some sort of "inside" joke, dropping names of people that he's worked with and sharing graphic details of his experience with prostate cancer attempts to be a moral tale as well as a new age karmic lesson. As a result, there are a lot of loose concepts, but nothing very insightful. It's hard to take advice on living simply from someone who has that luxury while having multiple millions in the bank... oh, and be sure to watch me on Dragon's Den re-runs, and yeah, buy my book to help you in your newly minted simple life.

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