Redefining Success

Redefining Success

Still Making Mistakes

Book - 2012
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W. Brett Wilson , Dragons' Den co-star and Risky Business host, 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 roadblocks.

But along the path to business success, he tripped over a multitude of misguided priorities. For many years, Wilson pursued business with uncompromising focus, working long hours, seven days a week. In the process, his marriage and his health suffered greatly: he was rarely home as his children were growing up, divorce became inevitable and cancer struck at age forty-three. He truly learned the hard way that one can find financial success and the respect of business peers while almost losing what matters most: health, family and friends.

Redefining Success details how Wilson was forced to redefine his life, making health and key relationships his first priorities. Through trial and error, he discovered that these simple virtues are foundational for real, enduring success, both in business and in life. Wilson's compelling insights are the basis for Redefining Success . Not just for entrepreneurs and business people, the book 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 feasible, lasting and rewarding.

Inspirational and paradigm-changing, Redefining Success will help you implement and sustain lasting, positive change in your life--and make your world a little more meaningful--every day.

Publisher: Toronto : Porfolio Penguin, ©2012
ISBN: 9780670066940
Branch Call Number: 650.1 WIL 2012
Characteristics: xviii, 252 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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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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