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The Present: The Secret to Enjoying Your Work and Life, Now!

The Present: The Secret to Enjoying Your Work and Life, Now!

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by Spencer Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0385509308

ISBN-13: 9780385509305

Pub. Date: 09/23/2003

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Another Spencer Johnson #1 Bestseller
#1 New York Times Business
#1 Wall Street Journal
#1 BusinessWeek

From the Author of Who Moved My Cheese?

Dr. Spencer Johnson’s stories of timeless, simple truths have changed the work and lives of millions of readers around the world. Now comes an insightful new tale of

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Another Spencer Johnson #1 Bestseller
#1 New York Times Business
#1 Wall Street Journal
#1 BusinessWeek

From the Author of Who Moved My Cheese?

Dr. Spencer Johnson’s stories of timeless, simple truths have changed the work and lives of millions of readers around the world. Now comes an insightful new tale of inspiration and practical guidance for these turbulent times.

Good Things Happen To Those Who Open The Present

The Gift That Makes Your Work And Life Better Each Day!

For over two decades, Spencer Johnson has been inspiring and entertaining millions with his simple yet insightful stories of work and life that speak directly to the heart and soul. The Present is an engaging story of a young man’s journey to adulthood, and his search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old man. This Present, according to the old man, is “the best present a person can receive.”

Later, when the young boy becomes a young man, disillusioned with his work and his life, he returns to ask the old man, once again, to help him find The Present. The old man responds, “Only you have the power to find The Present for yourself.” So the young man embarks on a tireless search for this magical gift that holds the secret to his personal happiness and business success.It is only after the young man has searched high and low and given up his relentless pursuit that he relaxes and discovers The Present—and all of the promises it offers.

The Present will help you focus on what will make you happier and more successful in your work and in your personal life, today! Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can give yourself.

www.ThePresent.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385509305
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/23/2003
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.56(d)

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Sis_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Very beneficial and easy to read and follow. Helps you to move out of worrying about the past and concentrate on The Present!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Present is an incredible book that can change your lifestyle in an instant. I have never finished a book without stopping a few times in beteween. However, I could not stop reading despite the fact that it was 1 O'clock in the morning. This book leads you to a successful life and help you understand 'happiness.' It teaches you so many things. How to be happy, how to be successful, and it'll make you much wiser than you were before you read the book. It helps you learn why 'purpose' is so important. I reccomend this book for everyone who dreams of a happy, successful life, or a person who just wants to help others. After reading the book, I carry it around with me everywhere. Whenever I need tips, I look through this book and get my answers. This book, The Present, gave me the most valuable present in the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an easy read. The message in this book is that 'The Present' that you can give to yourself is to focus on the present moment. By learning from the past mistakes and planning for the future you make the ¿The Present' more meaningful and wonderful. All these are explained through a wonderful story. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to hear (read) a story that would make them to live fully and do their best - both personally and professionally.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book has a great message and was an easy read but got somewhat boring and corny. Worth the read to get the message.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As per the title speaks,This book is a 'present'. It's a 'present' that teaches us how to live in the present. marv!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my second book. the first was who moved my cheese which was so good. i wanted to keep going to in prove my self being. I bought the book , the present. i also read that book all in one night and i have to tell you i have not been a reader, it has to be something that keeps my interrest , well this book did also and i also ordered a book from 1993 yes or no. i havent recived it yet but i am real anxious to get it. your books are really helping me to find out who i really am and it has really helped me at work. i thank you so much and i hope to see more good books that will continue to help me and i hope to be able to help others, thanks again. pat
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was better than the cheese book (which was awful) but not great either. It had a great point which is 100% true. One of the problems in this book is that he took about 100 pages to say something that he could have said in 15. Yes he tried to present it to us in a story but the story was weak and very repitive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book that really helps us see what is really important in life. Using a phenomenologial apprach to life, the author uses a dialogue format to show us that the present moment is where everything is at. Very simple to read and easy to understand. If you'd like to examine these things in more detail and look at these things from a big-picture perspective, I'd suggest another fascinating book called 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato. It's a bit of a longer read but definitely worth it if you are truly interested in the pursuit of happiness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read and immediately gotten the message of this wonderful book, when my son and his friends (male and female) were on the cusp of fifteen and had achieved honours in school we felt they needed to know about The Present. We gave each of them a copy and having also now read and digested it, they now feel they are equipped for The Present. Life in all it's Glory!
Guest More than 1 year ago
everyone should have one for xmas