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4.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 54.44 out of 5 4.44 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alan M. Webber Narrator: Alan M. Webber Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9780061776496
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“Alan Webber’s wise words give guidance and hope in a world gone upside down. Incisive and practical, timely and timeless, he is a mentor of the highest order.”

—Jim Collins, New York Times bestselling author of Good to Great

 

In Rules of Thumb, Alan Webber—co-founder of Fast Company and one of the most important thought leaders of the last two decades—provides 52 rules of thumb, one for each week of the year, to help leaders stay productive and inspired even in the most turbulent times.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Alan Webber’s Rules of Thumb is pithy, informative, and entertaining. I loved it.” 

    Scott Turow, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Whether you’re an intern who’s fresh out of collage or an executive decades into you career, you’ll learn from Webber’s wisdom, humor, and amazingly wide range of experiences.” 

    Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author

  • “This excellent book offers valuable, thought-provoking ideas.” 

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  • “Each chapter is like the perfect double espresso—a delicious jolt that will fire your brain, stir your soul, and get you moving.” 

    Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shaun | 11/14/2010

    " I thought this was a pretty good book with some nice insights on business and life. I did not agree with all of his "rules of thumb" but overall it was informative and insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jorge | 10/18/2010

    " 52 short and independent chapters that you can easily grab while commuting. Nice reading. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Todd | 6/21/2010

    " Founding editor of Fast Company shares what he has learned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mikedelponte | 3/21/2010

    " One of my favorites. Read one rule a day for great lessons (and stories). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 1/2/2010

    " If you plan to start a business or reinvent an existing company, then this book is a must read. Jargon free, straight-talking style and superb content that distills the learning of a lifetime. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 7/29/2009

    " So much wisdom. Want to re-read again sometime. Proabably will have to buy.

    Great little rules -- not just for business, but for life. Really inspiring. :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 7/6/2009

    " So far, I've learned that I'm being overly influenced in my book selection by Amy! No really, this is pretty good--nice, brief little anecdotes that are very manageable over lunch... Useful stuff, even if you aren't in "business" per se. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 6/27/2009

    " Pithy, accessible rules. Bite-size format allows for the reader to easily dip in and out of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 6/3/2009

    " Great lessons in business and life in an easy-to-read form. (Full disclosure: The author is a friend.) "

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About the Author

Alan M. Webber is the cofounding editor of Fast Company, and was the editorial director and managing editor of the Harvard Business Review. He's worked in federal, state, and local government, writing speeches and focusing on innovative policy initiatives. He's married to Frances Diemoz, an architect and furniture maker; his son and daughter, Adam and Amanda, are his two favorite children in the world.