Finish Strong: Living the Values That Take You the Distance [NOOK Book]

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In this inspirational book of values, former ambassador Dick Capen presents a refreshing balance of optimism and realism to remind us that it's never too soon, never too late, to "finish strong."

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Finish Strong: Living the Values That Take You the Distance

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Overview

In this inspirational book of values, former ambassador Dick Capen presents a refreshing balance of optimism and realism to remind us that it's never too soon, never too late, to "finish strong."

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Past publisher of the Miami Herald and former U.S. ambassador to Spain, Capen has written a solid work on the importance of values that combines quality writing and strong organization. Chapters address the most significant factors in developing a values-based life while highlighting such values as character, self-esteem, excellence, and trustworthiness. The "On the Record" sidebars highlighting various political, business, and spiritual leaders' opinions and views are an especially effective tool. Capen sent out surveys to over 200 people in an effort to gain insight into the nation's view on the values and morals necessary to succeed in today's world. The quotes are well placed throughout the text and offer helpful bits of information. Though he may overemphasize the spiritual influence on his life for some people's tastes, Capen's excellent writing gives the reader food for thought while avoiding jargon. Recommended for all public libraries.Priscilla Davis Dann, Cuyahoga Cty. P.L., South Euclid, Ohio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062196811
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 771,772
  • File size: 446 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword
On the Record
Introduction
Ch. 1 Meaning: Shaping Your Legacy 1
Ch. 2 Authenticity: No Waffles, Please 15
Ch. 3 Character: What Will Your Child Inherit? 29
Ch. 4 Self-Esteem: You're the Best You've Got 39
Ch. 5 Excellence: Reach for the Stars 53
Ch. 6 Trustworthiness: Can I Bank on Your Words? 65
Ch. 7 Humility: Watch Out for Pride 77
Ch. 8 Perseverance: "Quit" is a Four-Letter Word 93
Ch. 9 Optimism: Attitude Counts More Than Talent 107
Ch. 10 Self-Renewal: Freshen Up Your Life 119
Ch. 11 Agelessness: Drink from the Fountain of Youthfulness 129
Ch. 12 Compassion: Gaining from Giving 139
Ch. 13 Commitment: Nothing Gets Done by Accident 151
Ch. 14 Family: "Parent" Is a Verb 165
Ch. 15 Community: Venture Out of the Cocoon 173
Ch. 16 Faith: From Your Beliefs Come Values 183
Ch. 17 Finish Strong: It's Never Too Soon, Never Too Late 193
Share Your Thoughts 199
Acknowledgments 201
Index 205
About the Author 209
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