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Listen to an excerpt from the audio book (2.5 MB mp3 file).

Listen to Erik speak on adversity in life and the current economic climate (6.4 MB mp3 file).

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Watch a video of Erik speaking about adversity

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The Paul Stoltz - Erik Weihenmayer partnership: How The versity AdvaAdntage orginated

Paul G. Stoltz, Ph.D.: Originator of Adversity Quotient

Dr. Paul Stoltz is the originator of Adversity Quotient® (AQ®) and the world’s leading expert on the subject. He founded PEAK Learning® in 1987 and now works with top leaders and thinkers worldwide within a broad range of organizations ranging from startups to NGOs to the Fortune 100. Stoltz serves as a global-level resource for YPO, Young President’s Organization, working with top leaders in dozens of countries, across all industries. A sought-after presenter and thinker, he combines inspiration with application, delivering a compelling, practical message to his audiences. He remains highly active in the classroom, teaching AQ to groups of all levels and sizes, and he has presented in some of the world’s largest venues.

As Director of the Global Resilience Project, Dr. Stoltz oversees research in 17 countries. His partners include top thinkers at Yale University, Stanford University, and more than a dozen universities overseas.

Hailed by Executive Excellence as “one of the 100 most influential thinkers of our time,” Dr. Stoltz is a member of Stanford University’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series. He was also selected as the Millennial Thinker for Singapore and the “Guru of the Year” in Hong Kong. He serves as a frequent resource for the world’s top media — CNN, CNBC, Business News Network, NBC Nightly News, Public Broadcast Service, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Many notable publications have quoted him or featured his ideas — The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Management Update, Investor’s Business Daily, Asia 21, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Success Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Drucker Foundation’s prestigious Leader to Leader.

Dr. Stoltz brought AQ to the world through his internationally acclaimed bestselling book, Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities, which has been published in nine languages. He also wrote Adversity Quotient @ Work and The Invincible Investor.

Dr. Stoltz received his B.S. in Organizational Communication and Economics from the University of California. He earned his Master’s and Ph.D. in Organizational Communication, Development, and Leadership from the University of Minnesota.

Along with his family, Dr. Stoltz resides in San Luis Obispo, California. They were honored by USA Today as “America’s Most Creative Family.”

Listen to an interview with Paul & Erik on Business Opportunity Radio....

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Published by Fireside, a division of Simon & Schuster. Foreword by Stephen R. Covey


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