Survive to Thrive by Faisal
Hoque and Lydia Dishman
About The Book:
Survive to Thrive – 27 Practices of Resilient Entrepreneurs,
Innovators, And Leaders
Although many ideas never make it off the page and most new ventures fail, we
tend to hear about people when they are successful, not when they are
struggling. This creates a distorted perception of how people succeed.
Serial entrepreneur and thought leader Faisal Hoque and journalist Lydia Dishman
have examined the stories of a variety of leaders who faced ill health,
professional setbacks, emotional loss, and a host of other life-changing events,
in order to illustrate how each achieved personal transformation and success by
mining their own resilience.
Resilience is the universal human capacity to face, overcome, and even be
strengthened by experiences of adversity. The book is divided into three
sections, each of which are key concepts in the development of one’s own
ability to bend, and not break, in the face of a personal or professional
– The individual stories examine the essential tools needed to overcome
obstacles and seize upon an opportunity.
– They incorporate practical applications for reframing your reaction to
– They help guide you through a process that can redefine fear as a simple
signal that something isn’t working.
This book offers powerful approaches to diffuse strong emotion in the moment of
crisis, and opens up opportunities for re-examining your personal definition of
success. The book illuminates how anyone can attain the resilience that’s
required to repeatedly push forward in the face of conflict.
The authors do not endorse or denounce any specific individual, company, product
or service that may be referenced in the stories.
Faisal Hoque is the founder of SHADOKA
and other companies. Shadoka enables entrepreneurship, growth, and social
impact. Author of several books, including “Everything Connects – How to
Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability”
(McGraw Hill, Spring 2014) and “Survive to Thrive – 27 Practices of
Resilient Entrepreneurs, Innovators, And Leaders” (Motivational Press, 2015).
Formerly with GE and other global brands, he regularly contributes to Fast
Company, Business Insider, and Huffington Post. His work has also appeared in
the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forbes, and
Leadership Excellence among other publications. American Management Association
(AMA) named him one of the Leaders to Watch in 2015. The editors of Ziff-Davis
Enterprise named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Technology
alongside leading entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Michael Dell,
Larry Page, and others. Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA)
named him one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders alongside global leaders such as
Bill George, Tony Hsieh, Doug Conant, Howard Schultz, and others.
Faisal Hoque is a frequent public speaker at entrepreneurship conferences,
innovation forums, business schools, and leadership summits. His talks are
focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, leadership, mindfulness,
and social impact. See highlighted speaking engagements on Faisal’s
Follow him @faisal_hoque or visit faisalhoque.com.