An expansive excerpt on living fearlessly, creating success, and embracing the future.
To live hard is to live fully. That might mean different things at different times. Sometimes it means throwing caution to the wind. Other times it means clinging to discipline to ensure focus and achievement. Sometimes it’s about the necessity of sacrifice or having the courage to do the right thing. It’s often about upending the status quo. It’s always about dreaming big and living bigger. The idea for this book began while I was a young professor and was asked to teach an elective MBA course focused on creativity, innovation, and change. I loved teaching that course. We had fun, we took risks, and people learned a lot. Some of those lessons are noted in the pages that follow.