Item description for Masters of Success: Proven Techniques for Achieving Success in Business and Life by Ivan R. Misner, Don Morgan, Ivan R. Misner & Don Morgan...
Who has not admired the titans of sport, entertainment, commerce and public service and been inspired to set course by those stars? What youth has not dreamed of becoming rich and famous? What restless fast-food manager has not dreamed of being the boss of a nationwide restaurant chain? What hard-working employee has not dreamed of running his own company?
Perhaps more important, what can they, and we, learn about achieving success from successful people? This is the magic of Masters of Success.
Discover Brian Tracy's insights into the laws of success
Learn from Tony Alessandra the importance of passion
Hear Lou Holtz's advice on visualizing success
Discover what drove Erin Brockovich to triumph over great odds
You will read chapters byBuzz Aldrin, Wayne Dyer, Larry Elder, Michael Gerber, John Gray, Mark Victor Hansen, Tom Hopkins, Vince Lombardi Jr., Tony Robbins and many others. All these famous people and many more contributed to the writing of Masters of Success.
If you seek inspiration and ideas, Masters of Success has stories of daunting hardships overcome lessons learned and unexpected success in abundance. You will eagerly page from one story to the next, finding both motivation and encouragement throughout this handsome volume.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6.75" Height: 9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Mar 19, 2004
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
ISBN 1932156798 ISBN13 9781932156799
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Great for inspiring anecdotes/ great for Michael Gerber fans May 17, 2008
If you are looking for practical, how-to this is definitely not the book. But this is the book if you are looking for sparks of inspiration, a wide collection of what success can mean, and interesting tidbits across careers, walks of life, and demographics. The bite-sized length of each story make this book a fun and breezy read. For Michael Gerber fans: check out Michael Gerber's spot-on closing remarks about success. That alone makes this book worth reading.
Not Insightful Mar 8, 2008
This book is really basic coverage of a lot of examples of success without much analysis into becoming successful. I read a fair bit on the subject and I am not prone to write negative reviews, but this book really is not insightful. If you're looking to just read quick examples of success then this book is an easy read. If you really want to become successful look to "7 habits of highly successful people," "think and grow rich," or on the more philosophical side the "Power of Now." Hope this is helpful.
Here are 65 enlightening perspectives on "success" Oct 25, 2007
The subtitle of this book refers to "techniques for achieving success" but in my opinion, everything depends on having a mindset for success. This is what Henry Ford meant when observing "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." Only with the right mindset will a person be motivated to identify and then master the skills and then techniques that success (however defined) can be achieved. Ivan Misner and Don Morgan have collaborated on several volumes (including this one), selecting and then assembling material from a remarkably diverse range of sources, including themselves. For example, among the 65 articles, Misner is the author of "The Fundamentals of Success"; Morgan is the author of "Subconscious and SMART Conscious Goals" and "Goal-Setting Process (GSP)."They also co-authored the Preface and a brief introduction to each of the eight chapters.
There are several different ways to read this book, including cover to cover. My guess (only a guess) is that most readers will check out the Contents and then cherry-pick those articles whose author and/or title catches their eye. A word of caution: with all due respect to eminences such as Brian Tracy, Anthony Robbins, Tom Hopkins, Wayne Dyer, Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen, and Michael Gerber, some of the most valuable material is provided by those who are generally unfamiliar. Case in point: Peter Schutz, former head of Porsche, who shares his thoughts about "a culture of success." He differentiates success from excellence, noting that success "must come quickly and may be fleeting and fickle" whereas excellence is "lasting and dependable," adding that "an obsession for success can burn up the manager who seeks it. Excellence will build the manager who strives for it."
Credit Misner and Morgan with selecting 65 articles that offer diverse and thought-provoking perspectives on how to achieve "success in business and life." At this point, I presume to include one thought of my own. First, a great deal has been said and written about the importance of "balance." Is it possible to be a devoted spouse and parent and still have a success business career? For whatever reasons, many men and women have found that very difficult to fulfill all of their obligations in both areas. I have become convinced that a person cannot balance everything but it is possible to balance what is most important, and be willing to accept compromises, adjustments, trade-offs, etc. with regard to everything else.
It remains for each of us to decide what is most important, both in business and in life, and then maintain a proper balance of these priorities. Directly or at least indirectly, all of those who contributed material to this volume can help readers to develop the right mindset so that they can make that determination, and then maintain that balance.
Those who share my high regard for this book are urged to check out other works authored or co-authored by Misner and Morgan well as two books by Tom Butler-Bowdon: 50 Success Classics and 50 Self-Help Classics.
Networking in Bite Size Pieces Dec 12, 2006
I love this book's format - short, digestible pieces. We all carry so many pre-conceived notions about networking, Dr. Misner and Mike & Mike did a great job of busting those myths. My favorite is "Treat people like they want to be treated". Nope, it's a Delusion!
Very Easy to Read Jul 1, 2006
I've read numerous books on this topic. This one stands out because it is a collection of stories or essays written by many different successful or famous people. If you've read books by Napoleon Hill, and many others, and found them to be long, drawn out, and going into excrutiating detail (even though they are also excellent), you'll find this book quite refreshing as each author has 2 or 3 pages to make his point. The best part is that it makes exactly the same points as all the others. But because it is easy to read, those points will hit home like no other book.