G. Richard Shell featured in Fast Company

Laura Vanderkam’s excellent Fast Company piece, “How Creating a Better Bucket List Becomes a Blueprint for Living Your Best Life,” features G. Richard Shell and SPRINGBOARD (http://www.fastcompany.com/3016281/how-to-be-a-success-at-everything/how-creating-a-better-bucket-list-becomes-a-blueprint-for-):

“The biggest payoffs from making a bucket list don’t come from taking great vacations–vacations are great anyway–but from upgrading life’s more mundane experiences. G. Richard Shell, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and author of Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success, set a life list goal to ‘Listen to every great book that everybody’s said they’ve read but no one has.’ Note the verb: listen. Shell consumes all this literature via audiobook in his car. When I met him at a coffee shop recently, he had been listening to David Copperfield on the way there. There are hazards–‘I was on the Pennsylvania turnpike and drove right past the Valley Forge exit because I was in the middle of the Trojan War”–but he’s also been reminded that “great books are really great.’ He’s listened to the Iliad, the Odyssey, and so forth by finding ‘this little white space in the day I can fill in.'”