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022 Murray's Law

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This week we explore a topic which lies at the heart of every show we've done in this series. The topic is success -- success on our own terms. We take a look at  Murray’s Law for success.

To guide us, we welcome the man who introduced Murray's law, Larry Stybel, who explains how he came by the inspiration for this law along with setting out it's three major principles:

1. Are you positioning yourself so that one day, you do not have to work?

2. When you no longer have a financial need to work in the role you occupy, would you still continue to occupy that role?

3. Do you define your own standards of career excellence?

We also discuss the relationship between succes and transparency -- being honest and open with ourselves is key to defining and measuring our success.

About Our Guest

Larry Stybel is President of Stybel Peabody Lincolnshire and Executive in Residence at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston. He is also on the Board of Governors at the Institute of Career Certification International. Larry specializes in leadership, corporate governance, and career management. His writings on these subjects have been published in California Management Review, Directorship, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Sloan Management Review.

A wide selection of Larry's writings can be found here.

Larry is also on the Advisory Board for Zapoint, the company that makes this blog and podcast possible.