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The Work - Creating Success in New and Meaningful Ways

Wes Moore

The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons-about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking-that led him to a new definition of success for our times. The Work is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to find his life's purpose. Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of the most critical moments in our recent history: as a combat officer in Afghanistan; a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home; and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis. In this insightful book, Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met along the way-from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find his fight, to the resilient young students in Katrina-ravaged Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit, to his late grandfather, who taught him to find grace in service. Moore also tells the stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers who've inspired him in his search, from Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND, to Esther Benjamin, a Sri Lankan immigrant who rose to help lead the Peace Corps. What their lives-and his own misadventures and moments of illumination-reveal is that our truest work happens when we serve others, at the intersection between our gifts and our broken world. That's where we find the work that lasts. An intimate narrative about finding meaning in a volatile age, The Work will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world. Praise for The Work "Powerful and moving . . . Wes Moore's story and the stories of those who have inspired him, from family members to entrepreneurs, provide a model for how we can each weave together valuable lessons from all different types of people to forge an individual path to triumph. I've known and deeply admired Wes for a long time. Reading The Work, I better understand why.

The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons-about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking-that led him to a new definition of success for our times. The Work is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to find his life's purpose. Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of the most critical moments in our recent history: as a combat officer in Afghanistan; a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home; and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis. In this insightful book, Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met along the way-from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find his fight, to the resilient young students in Katrina-ravaged Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit, to his late grandfather, who taught him to find grace in service. Moore also tells the stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers who've inspired him in his search, from Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND, to Esther Benjamin, a Sri Lankan immigrant who rose to help lead the Peace Corps. What their lives-and his own misadventures and moments of illumination-reveal is that our truest work happens when we serve others, at the intersection between our gifts and our broken world. That's where we find the work that lasts. An intimate narrative about finding meaning in a volatile age, The Work will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world. Praise for The Work "Powerful and moving . . . Wes Moore's story and the stories of those who have inspired him, from family members to entrepreneurs, provide a model for how we can each weave together valuable lessons from all different types of people to forge an individual path to triumph. I've known and deeply admired Wes for a long time. Reading The Work, I better understand why.
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The acclaimed author of The Other Wes Moore continues his inspirational quest for a meaningful life and shares the powerful lessons-about self-discovery, service, and risk-taking-that led him to a new definition of success for our times. The Work is the story of how one young man traced a path through the world to find his life's purpose. Wes Moore graduated from a difficult childhood in the Bronx and Baltimore to an adult life that would find him at some of the most critical moments in our recent history: as a combat officer in Afghanistan; a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home; and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis. In this insightful book, Moore shares the lessons he learned from people he met along the way-from the brave Afghan translator who taught him to find his fight, to the resilient young students in Katrina-ravaged Mississippi who showed him the true meaning of grit, to his late grandfather, who taught him to find grace in service. Moore also tells the stories of other twenty-first-century change-makers who've inspired him in his search, from Daniel Lubetzky, the founder of KIND, to Esther Benjamin, a Sri Lankan immigrant who rose to help lead the Peace Corps. What their lives-and his own misadventures and moments of illumination-reveal is that our truest work happens when we serve others, at the intersection between our gifts and our broken world. That's where we find the work that lasts. An intimate narrative about finding meaning in a volatile age, The Work will inspire readers to see how we can each find our own path to purpose and help create a better world. Praise for The Work "Powerful and moving . . . Wes Moore's story and the stories of those who have inspired him, from family members to entrepreneurs, provide a model for how we can each weave together valuable lessons from all different types of people to forge an individual path to triumph. I've known and deeply admired Wes for a long time. Reading The Work, I better understand why.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:38


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:57


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:41


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:32


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:32


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:33


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:39


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:17


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:45


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:22


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:29


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:06


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:28


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

00:34