August 29, 2008

News & Opinion: The Age of Speed

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 2:30 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Vince Poscente understands the opportunities speed offers. At age 26, he took up speed skiing, and merely four years later, he would race to a Canadian national record of 135 miles per hour at the Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. That was 1992. Three years later he hit the road as a motivational speaker, and would land in the Speaker Hall of Fame after only eight years on the circuit. Last year, he released The Age of Speed: Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now World with our good friend, business book publisher/sage Ray Bard of Bard Press. The title quickly became a national bestseller, making The New York Times, The USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal lists. Ballantine picked up the paperback rights to the book, and it was released on Tuesday, updated "with 20 brand-new tips to help you make the most of your time." If you're looking for a great holiday-weekend read, I would certainly consider The Age of Speed. As Poscenti says, "Speed is the only way to get more time, more life." His book aims to help you harness the power of that speed, instead of drowning in its current. Take The Age of Speed with you for the weekend, and come back to work Tuesday morning and hit the ground running while everyone else is moping back into a shortened workweek.