Hyrum W. Smith

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Hyrum W. Smith founded the Franklin Quest Company in 1981. Among the company's other products, Smith created the Franklin Planner and seminars on productivity development based on "principles" and other concepts. In 1997, Franklin Quest merged with Stephen R. Covey's Covey Leadership Center to form Franklin Covey. Smith is author of 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time and Life Management (1994) and What Matters Most (2001) as well as other audio tapes.

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Smith served as a mission president in California for the church. He has also written a few religious books: Where Eagles Rest (1982) a collections of sermons he has given over the years, and Pain is Inevitable, Misery is Optional (2004) about his excommunication from and rejoining of the Latter-day Saints.

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