Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment

Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment

If you have ever felt like you just don?t fit, this book will change your life. Know your long-term goals, work hard (very, very hard), and stay the course in the face of all obstacles until you reach your goal. This is the commonly accepted formula for fulfilling goals and dreams. But what if we have it exactly backwards? While this standard formula works for some it fails If you have ever felt like you just don?t fit, this book will change your life. Know your long-term goals, wor...

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Title:Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment
Author:Todd Rose
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment
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Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Dark Horse: Achieving Success Through the Pursuit of Fulfillment Reviews

  • Kim
    Oct 28, 2018
    4.5 Building on his previous book "The End of Average," Dark Horse lays out an alternate worldview from which to approach talent - life - development, sharing results from Rose and Oga's study of "women and men who achieved impressive success even though nobody saw the coming." Mov...
  • Eric
    Mar 31, 2019
    This book was ... ok. It seemed to be a little to dramatic and anecdotal. Behind the efforts to incite the reader there does lie some interesting points about how we handle education and in general maximize utilization of our society. A fatal flaw in the authors idea however is that - ...
  • Joanne
    Jan 30, 2019
    Combination of research and self-help book. Rose and Ogas have interviewed dozens of "dark horses," outstanding people in their fields who got their non-standard paths. E.g., of Jennie McCormick, who dropped out of school, but then discovered a love of astronomy and, as an amateur, dis...
  • Daniel
    Feb 02, 2019
    Lots of food for thought, but misses the mark in certain areas as I write about in the "progress update" notes. ...
  • Michael
    Jun 05, 2019
    Micro-motives and Game of Judgment are very useful. The rest was mixed. ...
  • Jordan
    Jun 10, 2019
    This wasn't nearly as good as the End of Average, but it was interesting enough to probably read again. Audible ...
  • Christian Fink-Jensen
    Jan 29, 2019
    The concept of micro-motives was especially interesting. Dark Horse gave me a new way to think about what I find fulfilling and how to go about doing it. ...
  • Kristen
    Mar 28, 2019
    I know I've already recommended this book to several people because it was just so. dang. good. Lots of lessons for Americans to learn in here about what makes a person successful, the history of our education system and the problems with systems. To be honest, this book has me rethink...
  • Darnell
    Apr 21, 2019
    Long on anecdotes and platitudes about "harnessing your individuality", short on actual insight. ...
  • Denise
    Dec 24, 2018
    Very thorough book but I found myself less interested in all the stories that were presented to support their argument. I wanted more advice on success and less examples. ...
  • Deborah Quazzo
    Nov 04, 2018
    Another great book by Todd Rose to force you to think differently about achievement, measurement and happiness. ...
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    Nov 18, 2018
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  • The DarkSun
    Oct 15, 2018
    I don't have too much time to write anything significant right now, but I enjoyed this book immensely. It gave me several ideas that I would like to apply and further consider in order to better my own life and, perhaps, help me find that sense of direction in my life that makes me fee...
  • Mike
    Jun 17, 2019
    Worth the read. Gives you pause for thought, especially if you are struggling with fulfillment, or more importantly are debating how hard and how to push your kids. Enlightened parents (rare, I am not one of them) will think this is common sense. For the rest of us mortals, this gives ...
  • Julie Finelli
    Feb 22, 2019
    I wish everyone would read this important book. I believe it puts forth a view that may, at a minimum, help our paradigms catch up with our current age. It offers ideas of why and how a significant mindset shift can begin to move us towards securing the best possible outcomes for the m...
  • Samantha
    Mar 17, 2019
    The book does a great job of telling some impactful stories. They have you thinking for the first half ?wow I too could break free and live a fulfilled and happy life!?. The second half ends up in a free fall with chants of ?break the mold! Down with the system!?. So fine, I ge...
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    Nov 21, 2018
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    Dec 23, 2018
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  • Joe Slowik
    May 01, 2019
    A poorly written book about extremely important and valuable ideas. This feels like it needed a bit more time to really come together as the author never quite arrives at a satisfying prescription or conclusion. ...
  • Eduardo Macias
    Apr 08, 2019
    It's good and insightful. Focus on the nearer opportunities instead of creating goals in 5 years that are too far away and not always best fit. the books explains this concept well. ...
  • Matt Porowski
    Apr 15, 2019
    Interesting thesis around the age of standardization vs personalization. Loved many of the individual stories that are sprinkled throughout the book. Certain books are good for people at particular times in their lives over others: I read this book, just as I was thinking about related...
  • Mark Heintz
    May 09, 2019
    4.5 ...
  • Mike He
    Aug 26, 2018
    While success may mean different things to different people in all walks of life, Dark Horse presents a new and refreshing perspective that helps demystify a stereotyped, rigid formula for perceived success (and its pitfalls) and a deeply ingrained formula for life-long happiness pursu...
  • Mae
    Apr 01, 2019
    My review may be slightly misinformed because I only read the first half of the book. The first half of this book was Rose's complete guide on how to be a dark horse - someone who society never saw succeeding but they did anyway in the unlikeliest of ways. The second half was more abou...
  • Wendy
    Mar 10, 2019
    I only read the first 50 pages or so and then set it aside. Maybe I'll return to it someday, but it didn't engage me personally. Perhaps that's because I'm already relatively satisfied with my lot in life. Someone still searching for fulfillment might take more from it. ...
  • Jenny Stevens
    Dec 26, 2018
    Quite good. The book explains how there is a better way to motivate people than picking a passion and going to school for it and climbing the ladder. It's by following your micro-motives. It helps you realize what motivates you isn't so much a passion as it is your micro-motives. T...
  • Ling Zhang
    Jan 01, 2019
    Why does Kindle or Amazon force me to rate the book? Why does Kindle or Amazon force me to rate the book? I haven?t read it yet! How am I supposed to know? ...
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    Oct 20, 2018
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    Feb 18, 2019
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  • Evalyn Glover
    Feb 17, 2019
    I picked up this book after listening to Todd Rose on the podcast Armchair Expert. I thoroughly enjoyed his interview, which has now left me wondering how many glasses of wine I had that night. The book is melodramatic to say the least. In the earlier chapters I had hoped to look p...