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Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life [Kindle Edition]

Arianna Huffington
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"In Thrive, Arianna urges all of us to get in touch with who we really are so that we can live life on our own terms. From the importance of sleep to the imperative to listen to our own inner voice for ways to deal with the daily time crunches we all feel, this book lays out a path for each of us to look within and make our lives more authentic and fulfilling." (Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In)

"At once intimate and formidable, this book is Arianna Huffington at her persuasive best. Thrive is a clarion call, a meditation, and a practical response to the question of how to live." (Susan Cain, author of New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking)

"Once in a generation, a book comes along that can truly transform your life. This is it. The most unhappy people are those who have achieved unfathomable money, power, and fame and found that it didn't bring them the happiness they were seeking. Now what? Thrive doesn't show just how to become more successful; it shows how to realize and experience what matters most." (Dean Ornish, founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, bestselling author of The Spectrum)

"Thrive is a captivating look at what it takes to live a more meaningful, satisfying life. Brimming with passion, supported by science, and crowned with practical insights, Arianna's exceptional book will transform our workplaces, schools, and families." (Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of Give and Take)

"Arianna Huffington has written a passionate and much needed prescription for reshaping life from the inside out. Turn off your cell phone, your email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and every other tool of the stressed-out, distracted world to spend some time thinking about grace, joy and wonder. You'll be glad you did." (Ellen Goodman, Pulitzer prize winning columnist and bestselling author of I Know Just What You Mean)

Book Description

Forget about the glass ceiling - let's change the system altogether by redefining the very meaning of success at work and in our personal lives

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 959 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0804140847
  • Publisher: Virgin Digital (25 Mar 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GO8HY4W
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Arianna Huffington is the cofounder and editor in chief of Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, and the author of thirteen books. She is also the co-host of Left, Right & Centre, American public radio's popular political roundtable program. She was named to Time magazine's list of the world's one hundred most influential people and to the Financial Times' list of fifty people who shaped the decade. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was sixteen and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in economics.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring reading 11 April 2014
By Busybee
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Thought provoking and easy to read. Focuses back on traditional values of living a good and happy life, rather than getting burned out by the rat-race lifestyle many of us are getting tired of. Also a fair point that if we want to create a society where women play a role at top management level, we need to create a more sustainable business culture, where people are measured and promoted according to results and not facetime or 24/7 availability. This is the only way women will ever be able and willing to combine a high-responsibility management career with bringing up a family. We are dependent on both to ensure the economic wellbeing of future generations.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READ 1 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Its a very down to earth book and written from the heart. Challenges the writers lifestyle and how to define life, its about well being, wisdom and wonder, the need for us all to change happiness from feeling good and doing good and reconnecting ourselves. Nowadays we all get wake up calls which usually we would act on, but sometimes a book is written by a writer who shows how her struggles and challenges eventually catch up on her and she transforms herself by using meditation, giving, laughter , mindfulness and sleep.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ 13 May 2014
By Julie
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The author really has hit it on the head - she looks at what our society/life has become with all the modern trends and gadgets. The necessity of slowing it all down to appreciate what we have, when we have it. She has researched very well and included many pertinent modern day examples of what is being done wrong, what is being done right. Proof that less, is in fact more and healthier too. Just finished it and will read again, this time taking notes and sticking them on my computer / fridge / everywhere! Well done Arianna!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Read 24 April 2014
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Excellent, well written book by a highly successful woman who redefines the concept of success in our busy world. She draws on much of her personal experiences as well as using sound scientific evidence to back up her statements. Wonderful use of some very profound quotes. Liked the appendices section which provided very useful information on meditation apps and those to help limit daily distractions. Will certainly be a book I will read over and over again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 9 Jun 2014
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I loved this book and think it gives great ideas how to become a much more balanced person and truly happy. Well worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as new-agey thought it might be. 7 Jun 2014
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Interested read and well researched (very well in fact) and easy writing style mean you fly through this book. I would recommend as a reality check for those busy b and stressed out. I have adopted some of these practice and they are working for me.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IS THE THIRD METRIC THE WAY FORWARD? 24 Mar 2014
Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington is a truly inspiring and refreshing book everyone should read. The deluge of books for reviews almost prevented me from having a look. I am glad I managed to squeeze in time to discover what this book is all about.

In the book, Huffington spells out how one can live a great and healthy life. Her insightful advice coupled with her wonderful writing style makes the book really enjoyable. Her sage and sane advice about getting enough sleep, meditations and shifting one's core values beyond the control of money and power is truly life-changing and thought-provoking. This, in essence, is "the third metric." It is an attempt to redefine success and create a vibrant life full of wisdom and wonder.

One important aspect of the book is its advice to unplug from technology and social media. In a world hooked to the social media such advice may seem ill-conceived but from Huffington's perspective it is badly needed. Though the book has its own shortcomings, I honestly believe that many readers will take some of the advice to heart and be inspired to redefine success, create a life of well-being, wisdom and wonder the Arianna Huffington-way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A load of huff and puff! 1 Aug 2014
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The reason that Arianna has more time to relax and have more time to herself is because she can write a book this short and I paid good money to read it. For someone who is a writer and an accomplished woman, this should have been a fascinating and informative read. Sadly, it lacked in any real content and to call it thin is an understatement.
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I have been suffering from spells of anxiety and panic attacks recently brought on by stress at work, which I have had before and I was give this book as a gift as I weighed up... Read more
Published 14 hours ago by chocolatelover
5.0 out of 5 stars Arianna's Best Book Yet
I love this book. I loved it from the words in gold on the cover to the final phrase, "Onward, upward and inward". I loved its feel, its look and the paper it's printed on. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Great daily companion for a fulfilling life
I recommend reading this book every day to remind ourselves about how wonderful it is to be living. Even when times are tough, Huffington reminds us that giving will increase our... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Paola Bassanese Energya
5.0 out of 5 stars An important read
Every working woman should read this book - and give a copy to their bosses too!
Published 1 month ago by jacqui macdonald
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Pretty average personal stuff
Published 2 months ago by Dr. G. Salmon
5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner and a corner folder!
Fantastic book. Interesting and informative. Not just a page turner but a corner folder. This will be in my list of Christmas presents for all of my friends. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Christopher Dudley
5.0 out of 5 stars refrehing
Nice to hear/read down to earth of some of the key things that make living and life across personal and business can be achieved. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Paul Kirby
4.0 out of 5 stars Thrive
The book I am reviewing is Thrive by Arianna Huffington which is a very good book which I bought on kindle. Read more
Published 2 months ago by david roberts
1.0 out of 5 stars Very rude woman !
Haven't read this book, but I've heard through the grapevine that this woman is incredibly rude and has no manners whatsoever !How she can write about happiness is beyond me !!
Published 2 months ago by Bodie
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read :)
I have only just started to read this book but so far I am really enjoying it and will be passing it on to friends once read. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lisa Wichall
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