In Thrive, Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and one of the most influential women in the world, has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. She challenges women to forget about the glass ceiling – "let's change the system altogether by redefining the very meaning of success."
Thrive (The third metric to redefining success and creating a happier life) by Arianna Huffington is a really insightful read for all those women entrepreneurs who are battling work/life balance whilst trying to build successful businesses in tough economic times. What is refreshing about Thrive and what resonated with me personally was the candidness with which Arianna speaks about the challenges she has faced in her life when it comes to trying to effectively manage and balance business interests, time, health, career, and family. The fact that it took her collapse from exhaustion back in 2007 to get her own personal wake-up call that things needed to change in her life, is a reminder to all us women entrepreneurs that that we cannot sacrifice health, wellbeing and precious family time for the sake of business – it is too high a price to pay. There has to be a better balance in our lives. In Thrive, Arianna shares her philosophy on the need to redefine the notion of success in our lives and how to create a new blueprint for achieving business success whilst ensuring our physical and mental wellbeing is protected. She encourages fellow women entrepreneurs to rethink day-to-day priorities, to stop sweating the small stuff, to make the most of precious family time, to find once more a sense of wonder in the world, and to invest in personal wellbeing. In today’s increasingly competitive and stressful world, Thrive suggests a new approach for ambitious women entrepreneurs to find personal happiness, whilst at the same time building successful and fulfilling businesses.
About Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.
In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.