|Born||February 26, 1971|
|Residence||San Diego, California|
|Occupation||Peak performance coach
Professional motivational speaker
|Employer||SUCCESS magazine, former publisher and CEO|
Georgia (m. 2001)
Darren Hardy is an American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect.
Hardy started his first business at age 18. He has been a central figure in the success media business for 20+ years. In 2007 he became publisher of SUCCESS magazine and Success Media. In December 2015, Hardy announced he was leaving SUCCESS magazine as publisher to pursue new opportunities. Prior to this position, Hardy held executive positions at two personal development-focused television networks. He was executive producer and master distributor of The People’s Network (TPN), and president of The Success Training Network (TSTN). Darren Hardy is most known for his popular book “The Compound Effect” that is still quoted by top critics as his best work to date.
Success was a business related magazine that contained business and self-improvement advice from entrepreneurs and others. Issues included CDs with motivational content from various contributors. The magazine was nationally distributed, and had a rate base of 402,883 and over 799,000 readers as of 2015. In February 2018, Success folded and laid-off 18 full-time staffers, as well as freelance writers and photographers.
In 2010, Hardy wrote The Compound Effect, a book about the impact of everyday decisions which includes a guide to achieving goals. In 2011, he wrote Living Your Best Year Ever, which is a journal system to design and achieve goals. In 2015, he wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, which outlines the challenges of business ownership for entrepreneurs.
- The Compound Effect, 2010
- Living Your Best Year Ever, 2011
- The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, 2015
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- “Life Style”. Direct Action Media. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
- “Success Magazine Folds”. Publishing Executive. Retrieved 2018-02-20.
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- Harvey MacKay (June 13, 2010). “Don’t just add to your success, multiply it!”. San Antonio Business Journal. Retrieved July 3, 2015.