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The Mosaic Principle

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 352
Subject: Management, Leadership & Personal Development, Business & Management

The Mosaic Principle

The Six Dimensions of a Successful Life & Career

Nick Lovegrove

Taking the broad view of professional success and personal fulfilment: a new inspirational model for a successful, diversified life.

Hardback(Preorder only)
9781781256510 (Published 26 Jan 2017)

About the book

The world is an increasingly interconnected place; in work as in life, we need a broad range of experiences to widen our knowledge, perform our best and feel most fulfilled. But in education and business there is the growing feeling that we are being led down a rabbit hole of narrow expertise, forced to specialise or shuttled into niche positions that don't make use of our wider talents. In The Mosaic Principle, Nick Lovegrove encourages us to take the broad view, showing how we can develop the mosaic of skills we need to make the most of ourselves and our careers, to the benefit of all. Drawing on more than three decades of personal experience across sectors, and examining the inspiring stories of extraordinary people, historical and contemporary, Lovegrove sets out the six dimensions of the successful generalist, skills that provide the ways and means for taking unorthodox steps to encourage us to live broader, better lives.

About the author

Nick Lovegrove is a veteran consultant, executive coach and writer. He is currently the US Managing Partner of the Brunswick Group, a global corporate advisory firm. Formerly a senior partner at McKinsey & Company in the United States and the United Kingdom, Lovegrove has been a senior fellow at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.


Compellingly makes the case for why the world needs more 'tri-sector athletes' - to build a more long-term, inclusive capitalism will require just the breadth of experience and perspective these leaders possess

- Dominic Barton, Worldwide Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company

Lovegrove compellingly draws on examples from his own careers to illustrate the benefits and pitfalls of each skill area, and he bolsters his narrative with anecdotes about other successful people in a variety of disciplines. Lovegrove balances his book neatly between the nuts-and-bolts approach to being successful and the more philosophical sense of understanding yourself first before seeking to change the world for others.

- Kirkus Reviews

A thoughtful plea for breadth of experience and learning over intense specialization ... All readers looking to break out of an intellectual box of their own making will find a refreshing new viewpoint on their personal and professional lives in this convincing manifesto.

- Publishers’ Weekly

The Mosaic Principle underscores why critical issues like national security and economic advancement cannot be adequately addressed by people with one-dimensional skills and experience.

- Daniel Silva, #1 New York Times bestselling author

A breath of fresh air.

- Peter Cappelli, The Wharton School

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Pages: 352
Subject: Management, Leadership & Personal Development, Business & Management