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Six Lessons for Six Sons: An Extraordinary Father, a Simple Formula for Success
     

Six Lessons for Six Sons: An Extraordinary Father, a Simple Formula for Success

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by John Massengale, David Clow, Full Cast (Read by), George Foreman, David Clow
 

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Joe Massengale grew up a poor African-American boy in Depression-era Texas, never imagining that he would one day be a successful businessman, race-horse owner, and father. In this book, Massengale distills his success into six learned principles: confidence, fortitude, pride, persistence, fearlessness, and focus. Each chapter elucidates one of these principles

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Joe Massengale grew up a poor African-American boy in Depression-era Texas, never imagining that he would one day be a successful businessman, race-horse owner, and father. In this book, Massengale distills his success into six learned principles: confidence, fortitude, pride, persistence, fearlessness, and focus. Each chapter elucidates one of these principles through tales from his own experience, reflections from prominent persons, and perspectives from his sons on the ways these values have shaped them.Part inspiring memoir, part practical motivation for building strong families and careers, Six Lessons for Six Sons is the rags-to-riches story of an exceptional father and the principles that helped him raise himself and his family from poverty in post-slavery America a century ago to thriving careers all over the United States today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786161935
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
02/27/2007
Edition description:
Unabridged, 6 CDs, 450 minutes
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Six Lessons for Six Sons: An Extraordinary Father, a Simple Formula for Success 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
magicmom58 More than 1 year ago
I love to read and be pulled into a book, however, this book made it so I felt that I was in the same room as the author as he was interviewing the sons and the father. This was one book that I didn't want to put down and also didn't want to end. Bravo to both the authors and the family the story was about!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book can teach us all lessons. However, it is written in such a way that I felt like I was with Joe and his sons. I could hear the conversations going on. I was delighted to read a story of overcoming struggle and adversity without it being a struggle to read. I would HIGHLY recommend everyone read this book, whether parents or not.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As the father of two boys, ages 14 and 11, I found this book very inspiring, uplifting, and valuable. The authors deliver beautifully on the title's promise to tell a powerful story about how a father raised six successful sons and the back cover's promise to articulate the ways in which confidence, fortitude, pride, persistence, fearlessness, and focus are important for a successful life. But beyond that, the organization of the book and the excellent writing gave the experience a depth of richness beyond what I anticipated and more pleasure than I could have felt justified in expecting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As parents, we can all learn from Joe Massengale's experiences. Each of us has our own story our own struggles, our own past. What makes Joe's story special is how he transcended incredible adversity all the while providing his children with invaluable lessons and character traits.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Six Lessons for Six Sons, written by Joe Massengale and David Clow provides a enlightening approach to providing your children with important gifts to guide them through life. The authors have identified the gifts that help individuals believe in themselves and develop the strength to deal with the inevitable setbacks we all experience, and rise above them. This book is extremely well written, unpretentious, and presents, in a simple straight forward way, six qualities that lay down a foundation for living a rich, admirable and principled life. Massengale and Clow do an outstanding job of presenting these lessons in a way that should inspire fathers (and mothers too) to look at the art of raising children to be productive members of society. It stands head and shoulders above all of the self help books on the market today. The six lessons are ones that I wish I had in raising my own sons. Kevin J. Lyons, Ph.D. Editor, Journal of Allied Health
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lots of so-called 'self-help' books claim to be inspirational or different - this one really is. Joe Massengale's biography alone is a heck of a tale - tieing it to object lessons in the art and science of raising responsible adults (is there a harder, more important job in the whole world?) makes this book important. The writing's a bit repetitive here and there but overall a cut above what's usually found in this genre: it lets Massengale's voice, his character and his wisdom come through loud and clear - through the man himself and his six sons - and that's what matters. The problem of absentee fathers in the African-American community is well-reported, and Joe Massengale happens to be African-American...but his lessons are universal.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a delightful surprise: Not only did it discuss bringing up children with strong and powerful lessons - but it also provides guidance on how to run a business and the values of living a good life.I would recommend it as a business book, as much as a parenting book, and have given it to both of my children to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I teach elementary school students of all different backgrounds. Instead of posting my usual 'classroom rules' next August, I will be posting the 'six lessons' on my classroom wall. This book is a true inspiration for parents, teachers, and students from all walks of life.