|Stephen R. Covey's SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE was a bestseller of bestsellers--spending several years at the top of the New York Times lists, and selling over 25 million copies worldwide. Covey was born in Salt lake City, Utah--he was a Mormon-- grew up on a farm, went to the University of Utah, and, in 1957, received an M.B.A. from Harvard University. He also spent time as a missionary in Britain and Ireland, before he received a doctorate from Brigham Young University, where he became a professor and held administrative posts. In addition to being a bestselling author, he was a highly successful speaker and management consultant. He was the co-founder of Franklin Covey, a management consulting firm, and has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including being named by "Time" magazine as one of the 25 most influential Americans.