A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work. Josh, an up-and-comer at his company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed. Through Josh's journey cross-country journey, you'll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business and life. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant The Seed of inspiration in your life!
JON GORDON'S bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and nonprofits. He is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Training Camp,The Shark and the Goldfish, and Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at www.JonGordon.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonGordon11.
Acknowledgments ix 1 Two Weeks 1 2 Lost 5 3 A Higher Perspective 13 4 Dreams 19 5 On the Road to Find Out 23 6 Home 27 7 Happiness 33 8 Dharma 37 9 College 41 10 The One Song 43 11 Positive Point of View 49 12 Dogs Have a Purpose 55 13 The Restaurant 57 14 Service 63 15 Gifts from the Past 67 16 A New Opportunity 69 17 George 75 18 The Decision 87 19 GPT 89 20 The Purpose Process 91 21 Four Stages of Purpose 97 22 Y-Process 107 23 Stand Out 109 24 Growth 113 25 Tests 117 26 A Dream Remembered 121 27 Overcome 123 28 Making A Difference 125 29 A Name Means Something 127 30 Abundance 129 31 A Season for Everything 135 32 The Harvest 141 Other Books by Jon Gordon 145