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50 success classics : winning wisdom for Tom Butler-Bowdon [Text]

Material type: TextTextPublisher: London Nicholas Brealey 2003Description: 1 v. pbk.ISBN: 9781857883336.Subject(s): Self-actualization (Psychology) | Success in businessDDC classification: 650.1
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Millions of us are drawn each year to find the one great book that will capture our imagination and inspire us to chart a course to personal and professional fulfillment. 50 Success Classics is the first and only 'bite-sized' guide to the books that have helped legions of readers unleash their potential and discover the secrets of success.<br> <br> Mapping the road to prosperity, motivation, leadership and life success, 50 Success Classics summarizes each work's key ideas to make clear how these timeless insights and techniques can inform, inspire and illuminate a path to authentic achievement. Following his recent bestseller 50 Self-Help Classics , Tom Butler-Bowden presents this wide-ranging selection of enduring works in the literary and the legendary: pioneering thinkers, philosophers and powerful leaders who have shown us how to Think and Grow Rich, acquire The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, become The One-Minute Manager, solve the challenging puzzle of Who Moved My Cheese? and discover The Art of Wordly Wisdom.<br> <br> From the inspirational rags-to-riches stories of such entrepreneurs as Andrew Carnegie, Warren Buffet and Sam Walton to the leadership lessons of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela, 50 Success Classics goes back to the basics to find the classic books on staying true to ourselves and fulfilling our potential. Practical yet philosophical, sensible yet stimulating, the 50 all-time classics span biography and business, psychology and ancient philosophy, exploring the rich and fertile ground of books that have helped millions of people achieve success in their work and personal lives.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgments (p. vii)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • 1 Ragged Dick, or Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks (1867) by Horatio Alger (p. 12)
  • 2 On Becoming a Leader (1989) by Warren Bennis (p. 18)
  • 3 How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling (1947) by Frank Bettger (p. 24)
  • 4 The One Minute Manager (1981) by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson (p. 30)
  • 5 The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After (1921) by Edward Bok (p. 36)
  • 6 The Magic of Believing (1948) by Claude M. Bristol (p. 42)
  • 7 Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (1995) by Warren Buffett and Roger Lowenstein (p. 48)
  • 8 The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie (1920) by Andrew Carnegie (p. 56)
  • 9 Thick Face, Black Heart: The Asian Path to Thriving, Winning and Succeeding (1992) by Chin-Ning Chu (p. 62)
  • 10 The Richest Man in Babylon (1926) by George S. Clason (p. 68)
  • 11 The Secret of the Ages (1926) by Robert Collier (p. 74)
  • 12 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... And Others Don't (2001) by Jim Collins (p. 80)
  • 13 Acres of Diamonds (1921) by Russell H. Conwell (p. 86)
  • 14 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) by Stephen R. Covey (p. 90)
  • 15 Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry (1999) by Michael Dell (p. 96)
  • 16 My Life and Work (1922) by Henry Ford (p. 102)
  • 17 The Way to Wealth (1758) by Benjamin Franklin (p. 108)
  • 18 The Inner Game of Tennis (1974) by W. Timothy Gallwey (p. 114)
  • 19 How to Be Rich (1961) by John Paul Getty (p. 120)
  • 20 How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People (1956) by Les Giblin (p. 126)
  • 21 The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647) by Baltasar Gracian (p. 132)
  • 22 How to Succeed in Business without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America (1997) by Earl G. Graves (p. 138)
  • 23 Think and Grow Rich (1937) by Napoleon Hill (p. 144)
  • 24 Success through a Positive Mental Attitude (1960) by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone (p. 150)
  • 25 The Official Guide to Success (1982) by Tom Hopkins (p. 156)
  • 26 Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments (1971) by Muriel James and Dorothy Jongeward (p. 162)
  • 27 Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life (1998) by Spencer Johnson (p. 168)
  • 28 Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money... That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! (1997) by Robert Kiyosaki (p. 172)
  • 29 The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor (1998) by David S. Landes (p. 178)
  • 30 Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times (1992) by Abraham Lincoln by Donald T. Phillips (p. 186)
  • 31 The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal (2003) by Jim Loehr and Schwartz (p. 192)
  • 32 Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (1994) by Nelson Mandela (p. 198)
  • 33 Pushing to the Front, or Success under Difficulties (1894) by Orison Swett Marden (p. 204)
  • 34 The Spirit to Serve: Marriott's Way (1997) by J. W. Marriott Jr. (p. 210)
  • 35 The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity (1962) by Catherine Ponder (p. 216)
  • 36 Take Time for Your Life: A Seven-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want (1998) by Cheryl Richardson (p. 222)
  • 37 Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement (1986) by Anthony Robbins (p. 228)
  • 38 Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage (2002) by Eleanor Roosevelt and Robin Gerber (p. 234)
  • 39 The Magic of Thinking Big (1959) by David J. Schwartz (p. 240)
  • 40 The Secret Door to Success (1940) by Florence Scovel Shinn (p. 246)
  • 41 Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer (2001) by Ernest Shackleton, Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell (p. 252)
  • 42 The Millionaire Mind (2000) by Thomas J. Stanley (p. 258)
  • 43 Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed (1993) by Brian Tracy (p. 264)
  • 44 The Art of War (4th century BCE) by Sun Tzu (p. 270)
  • 45 Made in America: My Story (1992) by Sam Walton (p. 276)
  • 46 The Science of Getting Rich (1910) by Wallace D. Wattles (p. 282)
  • 47 Jack: Straight from the Gut (2001) by Jack Welch (p. 288)
  • 48 Coaching for Performance: GROWing People, Performance, and Purpose (1992) by John Whitmore (p. 294)
  • 49 The Luck Factor: Change Your Luck--And Change Your Life (2003) by Richard Wiseman (p. 300)
  • 50 See You at the Top (1975) by Zig Ziglar (p. 306)
  • Chronological list of titles (p. 311)
  • Credits (p. 313)

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