The classic motivational parable (over 500,000 copies sold worldwide) that shows you how to make your own opportunities in life, updated for the modern reader by bestselling business author Alan Axelrod Ever since its first printing by William Randolph Hearst in 1921, The Go-Getter has inspired employees and entrepreneurs to take initiative, increase their productivity, and excel against the odds. Now, more than half a million copies later, Alan Axelrod, bestselling author of Patton on Leadership and Elizabeth I, CEO, updates the tale to address today's most pressing work issues. In The Go-Getter, Bill Peck, a war veteran, persuades Cappy Ricks, the influential founder of the Rick's Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself by selling skunk wood in odd lengths-a job that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck goes on to beat his quota, Rick hands Peck the ultimate opportunity and the ultimate test: the quest for an elusive blue vase. Drawing on such classic values as honesty, determination, passion, and responsibility, Peck overcomes nearly insurmountable obstacles to find the vase and launch hia career as a successful manager. In a time when jobs are tight and managers are too busy for mentoring, how can you maintain positive energy, take control of your career, and prepare yourself to ace the tests that come your way? By applying the timeless lessons in this compulsively readable parable, employees at all levels can learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Get What You Want in Work and Life (and Look Great While You're at It)
Author: Debra Shigley
Pubpsher: St. Martin's Griffin
Every office has one - a Go-Getter Girl - someone who seems to just know certain stuff about how to get the plum jobs/lifestyle she wants and damn, always looks great while she's at it. Magic? No, it's about strategizing--and The Go-Getter Girl's Guide shows you how. Born out of interviews with hundreds of successful, stylish young women--including award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, and bestselling novelist Emily Giffin--The Go-Getter Girl's Guide provides a no-excuses, big-picture way of thinking about your life and career, as well as day-to-day strategies for how to: - Navigate the tricky terrain of office politics - Find and use a mentor - Figure out when it's time to get a new job (or career)-and have the courage to act - Dress (and groom!) for success - And take care of yourself physically and emotionally Combining the practical career wisdom of What Color Is Your Parachute? with the savvy fashion guidance of The Little Black Book of Style, this dynamite guide is sure to bring out the Go-Getter in generations of women to come.
EPISODE 2 IN A MAJOR BBC DRAMA STARRING TIMOTHY SPALL, DAVID WALLIAMS AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS An American family come to stay at Blandings, but Freddie’s attempts to sell them dog-food causes major embarrassment. Connie is desperate to make a good impression on her visiting old school nemesis, Veronica, and her rich American husband, Mr Schoonmaker. She enlists the services of snobbish secretary Mr Baxter to tidy up Blandings, in particular Clarence, who is liberally spreading manure on his roses and causing a stink. Meanwhile, Freddie has fallen madly in love with dog-lover Pandora and attempts to impress her by becoming a dog-food salesman, much to his Aunt Connie’s embarrassment. ‘Sublime comic genius’ Ben Elton ‘You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour.’ Stephen Fry ‘The funniest writer ever to put words to paper.’ Hugh Laurie ‘P.G. Wodehouse remains the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness, that no one else has ever captured quite so sharply, or with quite as much wit and affection.’ Julian Fellowes
The Navy Go-Getter is an excellent book, powerfully packed with motivation! This book can be applied to anyone, in any occupation, attempting to achieve any goal. The message of the book was lived out when a Sailor's leading ambition was met with the persistent desire to achieve his goals. You will learn: The power of persistent desire toward your dreams or leading ambition. How to remain motivated to accomplish a task to the very end? That your mental efficiency is a prerequisite to any notable personal achievement or any great individual success. To take personal command of yourself through loyalty, hard work, and leadership. To cultivate the attitude of positive expectation. You cannot help but be motivated after reading this story. Your attitude will change from mere grit into invincible determination! Read The Navy Go-Getter and find out how to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. You will be inspired!