What people are saying

“Be More embodies my belief in servant leadership. It provides practical, strategic lessons that can help empower people to unleash their fullest potential and create the careers they crave. When employees understand their own strengths and values, and have the courage to voice their dreams, then leaders can provide guidance and growth opportunities that help turn those dreams into reality – and everybody wins.”
–Denise Morrison, President & CEO, Campbell Soup Company

“I read Be More at a crossroads in my life. By most accounts I was a success. But I was suffering terribly inside and I couldn’t figure out why. Be More turned the lights on. My problem was that I hadn’t taken the time to answer the fundamental question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Be More guides you through a series of revealing questions that cut to the core of who you are. In that truth is the juice, the power that unlocks everything. Be More is as much a transformative business book as it is a spiritual journey toward the fulfillment and joy we all seek out of life.”
–Lucas Donat, CEO, tinyREBELLION

“I had a high school teacher in San Francisco who told me to become a journalist. So that’s what I did. Crazy simple. But for those not so lucky, or those itching for a second career or purpose in life, Todd Putman’s Be More is a godsend. As he writes in this most powerful guide you’ll ever read: Time to unclip. Reach. And find the story you’re born to tell.”
–Michael Moss, New York Times best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

“Whether it be an entrepreneur pitching me an investment, anyone trying to figure out their career direction, an artist trying to break through, or a student wondering what or where they should study, I ask all to give me the same two things. First, “Tell me what you are dreaming about doing” and then, “Tell me the story of how you get there”. Seldom is anyone prepared for both. Ironically, we can tell the stories of others way better than we can tell our own. Maybe it is time to put down the biographies and start finding our own story and this is just what Be More helps us do. If you don’t think you have a story, then think again and plunge yourself into this book. When you finish, you will be ready to take control of where you want to go and even more, have others want to help your story end just the way you have always dreamed.”
–Rusty Rueff, The Kennedy Center President’s Advisory Committee for the Arts; Chairman Emeritus GRAMMY Foundation; Board Member Glassdoor

“Be More is a catalyst for learning more about yourself and helping you develop a plan and vision to live the life you want to live. It’s a must read for anyone thinking about what’s next.”
–Shawn Parr, The Guvner & CEO Bulldog Drummond, Practicing Uncommon Sense

“At Bolthouse Farms, Todd and I have experienced first hand the impact that an authentic company mission can have for employees, consumers, and customers. It unlocks tremendous value for all stakeholders. In Be More, Todd shares the insights he learned from creating a company’s purpose and creates a model that enables individuals to define their own mission to drive personal and professional success. Be More brings unvarnished truth with a sense of humor and allows Todd to connect with readers who desire more control over their careers.”
–Jeff Dunn, President, Campbell Fresh

“A sprightly read on finding a career that aligns your skills, values, and passions.”
–Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

“Some people still believe there’s a methodical path to success that can be followed. Be More blows that path to hell and will set you on a much more fulfilling course.”
–John Palumbo, Founder of BigHeads Network

“Those lucky enough to count Todd Putman as a manager, colleague or friend are well aware of Todd’s passion for helping those in his closest circle find a career path that fuels their passion and allows them to achieve their full potential. By authoring Be More, Todd has made it possible for anyone to access the thinking and tools he’s used to guide countless people through this process. Don’t expect to read it and be done, this involves some hard work and deep introspection, but if you see the process through, you’ll have a clear set of criteria to help you find out how you can Be More.”
–Doug Worple, Founder and Chairman of Barefoot Proximity, a BBDO company

“Todd Putman is, without a doubt, one of our world’s greatest marketing minds. Be More reveals the secrets to his success, but, more importantly, it shows all of us how we can find that success in our own lives. It’s a must read for anyone early in their career trying to find their way and it’s a good reminder for the rest of us that there’s always room for more. I highly recommend Be More for anyone looking to find greater fulfillment in their professional life.”
–John Hoffman, Executive Vice President, Documentaries and Specials, Discovery Channel

“Too often, people struggle because they don’t know what they really want. Todd Putman has helped us all with this wonderfully readable book on how to know yourself, learn what you want, and then launch yourself in the right direction.”
–Tom Farley, Executive Director, The Public Good Projects

“I’ve always been a big believer in finding your story and following your passion but in Be More Todd Putman lays out clear-eyed, practical advice for doing so. An excellent resource if you’re ready to own your story, and your future.”
–David Rich, Managing Partner, Twig Lane Group