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Greg McKeown: Pursue Only What Is Essential


Greg McKeown: Pursue Only What Is Essential

An author and alumnus explains why the many opportunities that come with success can lead to failure.


Greg McKeown shares tips from his book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, on how to figure out what's most important in your life, eliminate trivial matters, and establish routines for effortless execution. McKeown received his MBA from Stanford GSB in 2008.

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