May 2009
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Adversity’s Hidden Gift

Conventional wisdom, or perhaps sheer instinct, compels us to steer well clear of painful circumstances. And while no one desires hardship, and we should strive to prevent it, some obstacles are unavoidable - the current financial crisis is but one example.

In The Adversity Paradox: An Unconventional Guide to Uncommon Success, we profiled more than 200 businesspeople who had overcome the kind of obstacles that could easily topple a career or a company, and we interviewed a number of them. Their


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