Item description for Breakfast With Fred by Fred Smith...
Overview Smith shares on a variety of topics including leadership, perseverance, character, faith, friendship, and family. His wisdom is followed by reflections from people he has influenced, including Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Pat Williams, and Ken Blanchard.
Publishers Description Fred Smith's 6:30 A.M. breakfasts have become legendary. Now readers can join those whose lives have been stretched and enriched by words of wisdom from mentor and best-selling author Fred Smith, Sr. This book is a collection of 52 inspiring thoughts from Fred on a variety of topics--including leadership, perseverance, success, character, faith, friendship, family and heroes. Following each insightful entry is a thoughtful response/reflection from 52 of Fred's good friends, including Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Pat Williams, Ken Blanchard and Charlie "Tremendous" Jones, who call him mentor and credit him with having a significant influence on their lives and ministries. Men and women worldwide will "breakfast with Fred" and grow in faith, understanding and purpose. His wisdom and principle-based approach to life will enable them to grasp life with a stronger hold. And thought-provoking questions, one-liners and Scripture references will allow readers to personalize the impact of each reading. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready for a life-changing "breakfast with Fred."
Community Description Fred shares on a variety of topics including leadership, perseverance, character, faith, friendship, and family. Fred's wisdom is followed by reflections from people he has influenced, including Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Pat Williams, and Ken Blanchard.
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 4, 2007
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830744762 ISBN13 9780830744763
Availability 0 units.
More About Fred Smith
About the Author FRED SMITH, SR., currently mentors executives and professionals. Prior to this, he was vice president of Operations for Gruen Watch Company, consultant to Mobil, Caterpillar, and GENESCO before establishing his food packaging brokerage firm in Dallas, Texas. His speaking career spans 60 years in 50 states and in several international venues for business, the academy, and Christian audiences. For twenty years he has been a contributing editor for Leadership Journal and is the author of three books: You and Your Network, Learning to Lead, and Leading with Integrity. Fred and his wife, Mary Alice, were married sixty-five years. He has three children, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. About the Editor BRENDA A. SMITH is currently the President of the Breakfast with Fred Project, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to archive and relevantly communicate the lifework of her father, Fred Smith, Sr. Her background includes business ownership, corporate management, and public relations. A national speaker and writer, her articles have been published in magazines and professional and ministry newsletters. She is the author of Divine Confinement: Facing Seasons of Limitation. Brenda is the mother of three adult children and has four grandsons.
Reviews - What do customers think about Breakfast With Fred?
You gotta have this one! Dec 10, 2008
So refreshing and inspired. God I love this book and feel its one of those books I need to get for my friends or maybe teach a class on. The chapter titles will immediately get your attention. They're short and packed with keen gems and insights if not out and out inspired.
Mr Smith is a mentors mentor. there's just so much wisdom and motivational material here ( often over breakfast!) Good for family, friends, even buisness associates.. Love it.
Breakfast w/Fred Apr 28, 2008
Felt like I'd been looking for this for years. Fred's last work, a cap to an incredible legacy. Never before have I seen to much "meat", so concisely packed and easily understood, in one place. It's a "must" of daily reading. I start and end my days with this little book of incredibly densely packed wisdom in running a business, a family, a life.
Amazing person you need to know. Jan 1, 2008
Fred Smith is a gem who's legacy will last for generations. This is a man who devoted his life to lifting up others, many famous, and many just like you and me.
A Book for Everyone Nov 12, 2007
Breakfast with Fred is a book for everyone. It addresses subjects which apply to us all at one time or another, at one age or another. Skip around from topic to topic as your need presents itself and be enriched by these real-life nuggets of wisdom. Fred Smith was my mentor and helped me for over 40 years with his brilliant wisdom. I encourage anyone to thoughtfully enjoy this marvelous book.
Avoid the Authors Who Are Meringue Chefs Nov 3, 2007
Fred Smith urged, "Avoid the authors who are meringue chefs." Trust me, this book is a gourmet smorgasbord.
Scan the 52 chapter titles and the bios of the 52 contributors--and you're hooked. The management morsels are inspired. The leadership lessons are fresh and the spiritual insights are deep. This book is a keeper and would be a treasured gift for family, friends and donors.
Business leader Fred Smith Sr. used his mentoring gift and God-honoring wisdom to motivate and inspire some of the world's most influential people, often over breakfast. Each chapter in this brilliant little book delivers two pages of Smith savvy with a response by the likes of John Maxwell, Ken Blanchard, Philip Yancey, Zig Ziglar, Ruth Stafford Peale, Jill Briscoe, Jay Kesler and family members like Smith's son, Fred, president of The Gathering.
"Flying With the Eagles" (chapter 38), with a response from Charlie "Tremendous" Jones, includes this nugget from Smith. "So early in my business career, I chose six qualities that I wanted to build into my life and I asked individuals who personified each to give me an autographed picture. I framed these pictures, along with Hoffman's Head of Christ at 33 and a mirror. I hung them on the wall in a circle, with the head of Christ on the top, the mirror on the bottom and the others around. I could look at the pictures and at my reflection and determine whether I was growing in these qualities."
Fred Smith Sr. was welcomed into heaven on August 17, 2007. His wisdom remains.