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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1 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:
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We live in a world of dramatic, tumultuous, and unpredictable change, change that is wiping out time-honored businesses and long-standing institutions and ushering in unprecedented opportunities for creative individuals and entrepreneurial organizations. So pervasive is change today that it has redefined our first task: The job is no longer figuring out how to win at the game of work and life; the job is figuring out the new rules of the game.

That’s the context for Alan M. Webber’s Rules of Thumb, a guide for individuals in every walk of life who want to make sense out of these confusing, challenging, and compelling times. Drawing from his own experiences as cofounding editor of Fast Company magazine and a wide range of interactions with some of the world’s leading thinkers and highest achievers, including Nobel Prize winners and global change agents, Webber has produced fifty-two “rules of thumb,” a collection as wise as it is useful and as honest as it is helpful. The rules come from real-life lessons learned and recorded on three-by-five cards, a trick borrowed from one of the many mentors whose teachings Webber captures and catalogues in this book.

If you’re looking for practical advice on how to win at work without losing yourself, if you want to change your life to meet the challenge of change, or if you want to learn from some of the world’s most interesting and creative people, let Alan M. Webber take you on a remarkable journey toward greater personal understanding and, ultimately, greater personal success.

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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.” 


  • “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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Mikedelponte | 3/21/2010

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

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