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The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Your life is serious business, but who says you can’t find joy along the way? As a person with unique gifts to offer, it is your responsibility to use your talents wisely and it is your right to enjoy yourself while doing so. Just as a successful business requires a mission and a plan, so does a fulfilling life. In The Joy of Strategy, Allison Rimm provides a structured, s ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Bibliomotion
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Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you have experience with business strategy and concepts like SWOT analysis, you've probably run across most of the basic concepts presented here. But Rimm aims these tools not at business processes but at personal success. I felt that my background has allowed me to approach life in the way Rimm talks about here. I got some tactics from the book, but I felt I already used the strategies. As such, I found this book contained good suggestions for making planning work personally. The writing was ...more
Cynthia Larson
Oct 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Essential Toolbox for Recreating Your Life

THE JOY OF STRATEGY provides readers with the necessary tools to think strategically about how best to create an enjoyable life. Allison Rimm's practical words of advice provide clarity, insight, and inspiration at just the right moments. This book is the perfect gift for the person who has everything--yet feels a sense something is still missing, or that there's just not enough time for what really matters.

As someone who's led corporate workshops on pl
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
We read this book for our professional book club and we all got something out of it. Very useful and highly recommended, but it does require introspection and a willingness to do the exercises if you want it to be applicable. Some of the examples seemed a little "buttoned up" but I definitely took away useful practical advice and vow to find joy in my work and life.
Jen Shirkani
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Allison's conversational writing style makes this an engaging and helpful guide to rediscovering the joy in your working life. A great read.
May 12, 2014 rated it liked it
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Struggled to finish this. Got redundant about halfway through and didn't lend itself to audio book while driving due to references to outside documents available on website that I couldn't access.
Sep 09, 2015 marked it as to-read
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It is very clear and pretty straightforward to understand the practical tools this book describes.
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Allison Rimm is a management consultant, coach, and award-winning educator who inspires individuals and organizational leaders to create breathtaking visions and practical plans to make them come to life. She is the former Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Management at Massachusetts General Hospital, a multi-billion dollar hospital renowned for excellence and innovation. ...more