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‘7 Habits’ gave business guru Stephen R. Covey fame, fortune

Management guru was praised as one of business world’s most creative thinkers.

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"I doubt there will be other books that will have the same impact as ‘7 Habits,’ " said Perry. "To think of a book of 25 million copies in print, or something like that, just blows my mind."


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Reaction to death of Stephen R. Covey

Gov. Gary Herbert » “His combination of intellect and empathy made him a truly unique and visionary individual.”

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee » “His insight helped to shape the future of an untold number of businesses, resulting in better jobs and indeed better lives for people around the world.”

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch » “Utah lost a great leader today. His innovative thinking and common-sense approach to business, success and life has been taught to hundreds of thousands of people across the country and around the world, and will be followed for generations.”

Lane Beattie, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber » This is truly a loss to our community, to the country and to the free-enterprise system.”

Bob Whitman, chairman and CEO of FranklinCovey » “Stephen was one of the world’s great human beings. His impact is incalculable and his influence will continue to inspire generations to come.”

Utah Valley University » “As a university, we will be forever grateful for his support as a former UVU Foundation board member and as a founding member of UVU’s National President’s Advisory Board, which he remained actively engaged in for many years.”

Utah State President Stan Albrecht » “He was an inspirational leader who was always a powerful voice for individual integrity, strong character and extreme trustworthiness in every aspect of life. This is sad news for the world community.”

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