The bestselling book that had people everywhere scrambling to measure--and improve--their AQ, now in paper!Did you ever wonder why some people are able to survive and gain strength from adversity, while others never recover from it? Why some entrepreneurs succeed no matter what obstacles are thrown in their path, while others see their ventures collapse under the weight of adversity? According to Paul Stoltz, it all comes down to something called an Adversity Quotient, or AQ. Just as vital a statistic as the IQ, the AQ measures exactly how a person will fare in the face of adversity.In this groundbreaking book, Stoltz helps readers understand what the AQ is, helps them measure their own AQ, and offers exercises and activities that will help them permanently boost their AQ and their ability to survive and succeed no matter what adversity they encounter. Be it a mountain or simply a speed bump, getting over obstacles is the secret of success in life. Adversity Quotient shows anyone how to do exactly that.