Los Angeles Business Journal

Self-Help Guru Stephen R. Covey Dies at 79

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stephen R. Covey, who recreated the business self-help genre with his series of “Seven Habits” books, died on Monday due to complications from a bicycle accident. The New York Times notes that Covey’s 1989 book “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic” sold more than 25 million copies worldwide and became the first audio book to sell more than a million copies.