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Stretch: The Power of Doing More with Less

Stretch: The Power of Doing More with Less

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.

About the Author

Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →