Greg Marcus is a modern day Abraham who smashes corporate idols to help the chronically overworked find a more fulfilling life. Greg has a Ph.D. from MIT and ten years experience in Corporate America. Greg is the author of Busting Your Corporate Idol: How To Reconnect With Values & Regain Control Of Your Life. In his own words:
In my first incarnation, I was a scientist, getting a Ph.D. from MIT and doing my post doctoral work at Stanford, both in the field of molecular biology. I had eight publications in nine years, but after working on the 1998 governors election in California, I decided that I had too many interests outside of the lab, and decided to leave the academic world.
In my second incarnation, I was a marketer in the biotech industry. I brought to market the first products for genome wide association studies that changed the face of human genetics. Over 1,500 peer reviewed papers have been published since I launched the platform in 2003.
I also got a front row seat to the personal cost of high achievement. One day, I realized that my company, and not my family, was the highest priority in my life. My devotion to the company was a modern form of idolatry, and I needed to reconnect with my core values in order to change the priorities in my life.
So what do I call my third incarnation? Writer, philosopher, father, and husband are all labels that fit my identity, but the one I like best is storyteller. I like to tell the stories of people as they struggle to live their values in the face of a competing value system from their corporate employer.
Living your values offers a new and happier life. It is waiting for you like a bride with open arms.