Moving From Success to Significance

Bob Buford

Zondervan, December 2008

Are you ready to move into the second half of your life? Bob Buford believes the second half of your life can be better than the first. Much better. But first, you need time to figure out what you want to do with the rest of your life. In Halftime, Buford focuses on this important time of transition—the time when, as he says, a person moves beyond the first half of the game of life. It’s halftime, a time of revitalization and for catching a new vision for living the second half, the half where life can be lived at its most rewarding. As Buford explains, “My passion is to multiply all that God has given me, and in the process, give it back.” Features of this newly updated and expanded edition include a foreword by Jim Collins, the bestselling author of Good to Great; new questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter; brand new “halftime” stories of men and women enjoying a second half of significance; specific halftime assignments to guide readers into their second-half mission; an essay by Buford on “The Wisdom of Peter Drucker;” a special update from the author on how the halftime movement is growing nationally, and links to outstanding resources. Midlife. Halftime. It doesn’t have to be a time of crisis. It can be a catalyst for purpose, impact, and growth. Buford provides the encouragement and insight to propel your life on a new course away from mere success to true significance—and the best years of your life.

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About the Author

Until its sale in 1999, Bob Buford served as Chairman and CEO of Buford Television, Inc., a family-owned business that started with an ABC affiliate in Tyler, Texas, and grew to a network of cable systems across the U.S.

In 1997, Buford founded Halftime, an organization to help successful people convert their experience and passions into action. Halftime’s mission is to inspire and equip leaders to achieve maximum leverage and return on the investment of their resources, measured in changed lives and healthier communities.

Buford hosts The Halftime Institute, a 27 hour experience designed to help those who attend accelerate their transition from success to significance.  

Buford is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and of the Owner Managed Program at the Harvard Business School. He has played active roles in Young Presidents’ Organization and World Presidents’ Organization and served on the board of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard. Buford was the 2000 recipient of The Samaritan Institute Award and the 2005 Christian Management Association Award. “Lead Like Jesus” presented Buford the Leadership Award in 2008 and Roaring Lambs Ministry honored him in 2009. He was the 2010 recipient of the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.

Buford and his wife, Linda, live in Dallas.