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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Gallup Press; First Edition edition (May 4 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1595620400
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595620408
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 16.1 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert Morris HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on May 4 2010
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This is Tom Rath's latest book, co-authored with Jim Harter whose previous book, 12: The Elements of Great Managing, Harter co-authored with Rodd Wagner. Rath explains that in addition to their own research for this book, he and Harter consulted an abundance of research conducted by the Gallup Organization with which they are associated. Moreover, "Gallup assembled an assessment composed of the best questions asked over the last 50 years. To create this assessment, the Well-Being Finder, we tested hundreds of questions across countries, languages, and vastly different life situations."

For me, some of the most important revelations include those that help to explain how people (in a 150 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe) experience their days and evaluate their lives overall. More specifically, as Rath and Harter explain, five distinct statistical factors emerged. "These core dimensions are universal elements of well-being, or how we think about and experience our lives - the interconnected elements that differentiate a thriving life from one spent suffering." Although 66% of those surveyed are doing well in one of the five areas, only 7% are thriving in all five. "These five factors are the currency of a life that is worthwhile. They describe demands of life that we can all [begin italics] do something about [end italics] and that are important to people in every life situation we studied.
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Great book! Makes you take stock of what is actually important in life and appreciate it. Goes well with Strengthsfinder 2.0
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This is a complete rip-off in kindle version. There is no code. Do not waste your money. Buy the hard cover version
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By Issimus on Dec 12 2011
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this book is a well rounded overview of the important things in life based on extensive statistical research all over the world.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eliran Penkar; BA in International Hotel Management on Aug. 6 2013
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the book binding and edges are rough and looks like no one cared enough to provide me with a finished product (some of the pages are stuck together. very disappointing.
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