Stephen Covey Dies at Age 80

Stephen Covey
Salt Lake Tribune - Stephen R. Covey, a former Brigham Young University business management professor who catapulted to fame and fortune with the publication in 1989 of his book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," has died.
Covey died early Monday morning at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls from the residual effects of a bicycle accident in April, his family said. He was 80 years old. Covey, who after his early success went on to write a string of books playing off the "7 Habits" themes that reportedly sold more than 20 million copies in 38 languages, became a management guru for companies and government agencies. He was named to Time magazine’s top 25 most influential Americans of 1996 and "The 7 Habits" made several lists as one of the most influential business books ever.
In 2011, Covey was ranked 47th in the Thinkers50 list of world’s Top 50 business thinkers. Covey was born in 1932 in Salt Lake City. He was raised on an egg farm and in his teenage years suffered from a degradation of his thighbones, according to 1994 Fortune magazine profile, a condition that led to three years on crutches with steel pins in his legs. Read full story here: News New Mexico


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