Picked by Washington Post as one of “10 books on leadership to read in 2017” and as one of Adam Grant’s top ten new non-fiction releases that taught him the most. An 800CEORead editor’s choice.

I always appreciate a book that challenges me, forces me to think, and creates constructive discomfort. And I especially value such a book when its key conclusions have a base of research. Dr. Sonenshein has accomplished all this with Stretch, and I am thankful for the chance to grow from reading his work.

Jim Collins, #1 bestselling author of Good to Great and Built to Last

It’s easy to feel like we never have enough time, resources, or money. Scott Sonenshein’s surprising and entertaining book inspires and instructs us to make the most out of what we already have. The result is more — more creativity, more engagement, and more satisfaction.

Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell is Human and Drive

Scott Sonenshein is a gifted thinker whose insights have sharpened my work for over a decade, and his fascinating debut book reveals how resourcefulness is a skill that’s waiting to be learned.

Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take

STRETCH is a masterpiece. Whether you want to build a better life or a better business, Scott Sonenshein reveals how the power of constraints sets you free and why the lust for more is bad for your mental health and—ironically— your personal success and the success of your business. I love the stories, rigorous research, and especially, how Sonenshein’s warmth and wisdom fill every page and make STRETCH a joy to read.”

Robert Sutton, Stanford University professor and author of The No Asshole Rule

Well-informed and frequently enlightening…Taking his cue from writers like Malcolm Gladwell—Blink and Outliers, in particular, come to mind—Sonenshein builds his reasoning around a broad series of case studies in which individuals, seemingly against all odds, have succeeded by wisely making use of their sometimes-unlikely assets….Throughout, Sonenshein is an amiable guide to attaining the benefits of stretching. A convincing argument within a compelling narrative—recommended for business managers and resourceful individuals alike.”

Kirkus Reviews

VERDICT A smart yet accessible book that will appeal to readers interested in simplifying their careers and lives.

Library Journal

In Silicon Valley successful entrepreneurs value constraints to help define both the problem and solution. In Stretch, Scott Sonenshein explains how to turn limitations into valuable assets, helping us achieve our goals both at work and at home.

Ann Doerr, Chairman, Kahn Academy

The emphasis on self-reliance and commonsense is reassuring, and readers will find themselves looking at their surroundings and problems with fresh eyes.



“It turns out more time, money, and resources don’t necessarily lead to happiness—or a promotion… Consider this next-level Marie Kondo-ing.”