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Stretch: The Power of Doing More with Less

(Above: Rice University management professor Scott Sonenshein is the author of “Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less — and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined.” (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media) Doing more with less — we’ve all been there. Whether it’s at our jobs or in our family budgets, most of us have experienced […]

Rice University management professor Scott Sonenshein is the author of "Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less -- and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined." (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

(Above: Rice University management professor Scott Sonenshein is the author of “Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less — and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined.” (Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)

Stretch - Unlock the Power of Less - Book CoverDoing more with less — we've all been there. Whether it's at our jobs or in our family budgets, most of us have experienced a time where we had to stretch our resources to go a long way. And, chances are, you probably would rather not be in those situations.

Well, what if those tough times were better for you than the times when you had a surplus of resources?

Rice University management professor Scott Sonenshein makes that case in his new book, Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined.

He tells Michael Hagerty about the benefits of “stretching,” the dangers of what he calls “chasing” and gives some examples of companies and organizations who’ve succeeded at this principle.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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