"In Mission-Driven Leadership, Mark’s courageous inner journey to excavate his deepest truths and convictions about human endeavor, and how capitalism ought to work more inclusively, is a model to be embraced by all who aspire to lead. In fusing his personal and professional lives and beliefs, as he did as Aetna’s CEO, Mark set an example to be emulated by anyone choosing to lead in this time when the business of business in no longer just business; rather, the business of business is society."
—Dov Seidman, Founder and CEO of LRN and author of How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything
“Mark Bertolini’s leadership at Aetna has made him one of our most important new role models of success – and not just for the business world. His personal story – of perseverance, survival, and transformation – is inspirational for everyone, and he’s translated his experience into lessons on health care, capitalism, community, the power of well-being and the meaning of life. Mission-Driven Leadership is wise, at times harrowing, at other times funny, always riveting and ultimately triumphant."
—Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO of Thrive Global and author of Thrive
“Mark Bertolini shares the life and leadership lessons learned in overcoming extraordinary challenges in his personal journey, and how every individual and company can contribute to making the world a healthier and better place for all.”
—Marc Benioff, Chairman & co-CEO of Salesforce
“Mark’s book is remarkable because Mark is committed to living a life where his values are integrated into every aspect of it. Mark is describing a life that is whole, unbroken. Certainly there are challenges, but the description of his journey and what he has to offer are not overly idealistic — he has learned how to make that integration real, and offers his learning to us.”
—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness
“Mission-Driven Leadership by Mark Bertolini – a uniquely authentic leader who labels himself ‘a Radical Capitalist’ – is a poignant, stunning story you can’t put down. Mark overcame a near-death skiing accident that left him partially paralyzed, yet built Aetna as CEO into a great health care company. He meditates, does yoga, uses social media to communicate and is exceptionally candid in this must-read book that is filled with priceless wisdom.”
—Bill George, Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School, former Chair & CEO of Medtronic, and author of Discover Your True North