30 Lawyers, 30 Books: Fred H. Bartlit Jr.
Fred H. Bartlit Jr.
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being by Martin E.P. Seligman
A go-to corporate defense attorney for decades, Fred H. Bartlit Jr. is frequently called upon by companies fending off multimillion-dollar cases. He is a partner at Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott in Chicago and Denver.
Seligman “explains how happiness comes from achievements—not from the money that comes with achievements, but the pure job of succeeding at very hard missions. And he explains that today’s parents are teaching ‘learned helplessness’ to their kids, which will preclude most of them from succeeding. He also describes how people with failures in their lives end up as the biggest successes, because they are hardened by surviving failure.”
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