The Go-Getter

The Go-Getter

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by Peter B. Kyne
     
 

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"The Go-Getter: A Story that Tells You How to Be One" tells the tale of a man who made up his mind what he wanted and how he went about getting that which he desired. It is an intriguing story, well-written and hard to put down. Though this classic tale of business smarts penned by Peter B. Kyne has been around for some time, it doesn't feel dated at all. A…  See more details below

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"The Go-Getter: A Story that Tells You How to Be One" tells the tale of a man who made up his mind what he wanted and how he went about getting that which he desired. It is an intriguing story, well-written and hard to put down. Though this classic tale of business smarts penned by Peter B. Kyne has been around for some time, it doesn't feel dated at all. A straight-forward parable about a young war veteran who's handed an opportunity that will either make or break his career, "The Go-Getter" mirrors the challenges faced by many business leaders today. The owner of the business, lumber wholesaler Cappy Rick, "had more troubles than a hen with ducklings." Cappy Rick has a tough assignment to dish out, and thinks Bill Peck might be the man for the job. First, however, he gives Peck the "Degree of the Blue Vase," an ultimate test which has only been passed in two out of fifteen tries. If Peck passes the test, he's a go-getter. If he fails, it's curtains. Bill Peck's motto-"it shall be done"--sums up Kyne's point: even if you're unsure, say you can do it. Then figure out how to do it and make sure you succeed. Go above and beyond. Read this little treasure and you will discover that in all likelihood you are selling yourself short. You'd be amazed at what you can do, by simply deciding that "it shall be done." "The Go-Getter" provides a great insight into what it takes to make our own fortunes. While most workers sit around waiting for a job description, "The Go-Getter" writes his or her own, then exceeds the same. This book offers motivation to look at finding opportunities, ways to make a way, take ownership, show perseverance, maximize the alternatives on hand, respect the instincts of others, and the strongest of all messages, the "it shall be done" attitude.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450514682
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/06/2010
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,373,932
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)

Meet the Author

Peter B. Kyne (1880-1957) was an American novelist who wrote between 1904 and 1940. Many of his works were adapted into screenplays starting in the silent era, particularly his first novel, The Three Godfathers, which was published in 1913 and proved to be a huge success. He is credited in 110 films between 1914 and 1952. When still under 18, he lied about his age and enlisted in Company L, 14th U.S. Infantry, which served in the Philippines from 1898-1899. The Spanish-American War and the following insurrection of General Emilio Aguinaldo provided background for many of Kyne's later stories. During World War I, he served as a captain in Battery A of the 144th field Artillery, known as the California Grizzlies. He was born and died in San Francisco, California.

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The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How To Be One 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great motivational book whether you are in sales, an admin position or feeling like you're in a slump. I give these out as gifts to everyone that comes in through our training classes and they love it too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As little known as this book is now days, it is a fantastic and timeless story of motivation sure to inspire and challenge people in every walk of life.
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One of the best books I have ever read. A book that everyone should read. The style of writting was a bit hard at times but it made the book unique. Crabbys' one sentence phrases were a delight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an absolute must read for someone who wants and needs the motivation to go the extra mile. A must read for leaders.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was just what I needed to get re-motivated. I encourage all entrepreneurs or people with strong passion to read this. I love dave ramsey!
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camilla98 More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended by a high success achiever . The story is excellent ! I love it
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If someone is looking for the inspriation to get going, or keep going, this is a must read. Once I started reading I could not stop and in a little over an hour had completed the book. The greatest message I got was, no matter what the hurdle is, you will win if you keep going, and never quit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic. I hope someone will e-mail me on how I can get the video. I saw it once in a training class and now I want it. Please e-mail me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No fancy formulas. No fancy rules to live by. Just a brief story of motivation and intense desire to simply do what is expected. This is a must read for anyone looking for a shot in the arm. For over 10 years I have passed this book out to sales people across the country and have asked them to read it, sign it, and pass it along.