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50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom For Work & Life From 50 Landmark Books

50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom For Work & Life From 50 Landmark Books

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Millions of us are drawn each year to find the one great book that will capture our imagination and inspire us to chart a course to personal and professional fulfillment. 50 Success Classics is the first and only 'bite-sized' guide to the books that have helped legions of readers unleash their potential and discover the secrets of success.

Mapping the road to prosperity, motivation, leadership and life success, 50 Success Classics summarizes each work's key ideas to make clear how these timeless insights and techniques can inform, inspire and illuminate a path to authentic achievement. Following his recent bestseller 50 Self-Help Classics, Tom Butler-Bowden presents this wide-ranging selection of enduring works in the literary and the legendary: pioneering thinkers, philosophers and powerful leaders who have shown us how to Think and Grow Rich, acquire The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, become The One-Minute Manager, solve the challenging puzzle of Who Moved My Cheese? and discover The Art of Wordly Wisdom.

From the inspirational rags-to-riches stories of such entrepreneurs as Andrew Carnegie, Warren Buffet and Sam Walton to the leadership lessons of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela, 50 Success Classics goes back to the basics to find the classic books on staying true to ourselves and fulfilling our potential. Practical yet philosophical, sensible yet stimulating, the 50 all-time classics span biography and business, psychology and ancient philosophy, exploring the rich and fertile ground of books that have helped millions of people achieve success in their work and personal lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857883336
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 01/05/2004
Series: 50 Classics Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tom Butler-Bowdon is recognised as an expert on the personal development literature. His 50 Classics series has been hailed as the definitive guide to the literature of possibility, and has won numerous awards including the Benjamin Franklin Self-Help Award and the Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works in both the Oxford, UK and Australia, and runs a successful website:

Table of Contents

1Ragged Dick, or Street Life in New York with the Boot-Blacks (1867) by Horatio Alger12
2On Becoming a Leader (1989) by Warren Bennis18
3How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling (1947) by Frank Bettger24
4The One Minute Manager (1981) by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson30
5The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After (1921) by Edward Bok36
6The Magic of Believing (1948) by Claude M. Bristol42
7Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (1995) by Warren Buffett and Roger Lowenstein48
8The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie (1920) by Andrew Carnegie56
9Thick Face, Black Heart: The Asian Path to Thriving, Winning and Succeeding (1992) by Chin-Ning Chu62
10The Richest Man in Babylon (1926) by George S. Clason68
11The Secret of the Ages (1926) by Robert Collier74
12Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... And Others Don't (2001) by Jim Collins80
13Acres of Diamonds (1921) by Russell H. Conwell86
14The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) by Stephen R. Covey90
15Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry (1999) by Michael Dell96
16My Life and Work (1922) by Henry Ford102
17The Way to Wealth (1758) by Benjamin Franklin108
18The Inner Game of Tennis (1974) by W. Timothy Gallwey114
19How to Be Rich (1961) by John Paul Getty120
20How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People (1956) by Les Giblin126
21The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647) by Baltasar Gracian132
22How to Succeed in Business without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America (1997) by Earl G. Graves138
23Think and Grow Rich (1937) by Napoleon Hill144
24Success through a Positive Mental Attitude (1960) by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone150
25The Official Guide to Success (1982) by Tom Hopkins156
26Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments (1971) by Muriel James and Dorothy Jongeward162
27Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life (1998) by Spencer Johnson168
28Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids about Money... That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! (1997) by Robert Kiyosaki172
29The Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich and Some So Poor (1998) by David S. Landes178
30Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times (1992) by Abraham Lincoln by Donald T. Phillips186
31The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal (2003) by Jim Loehr and Schwartz192
32Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (1994) by Nelson Mandela198
33Pushing to the Front, or Success under Difficulties (1894) by Orison Swett Marden204
34The Spirit to Serve: Marriott's Way (1997) by J. W. Marriott Jr.210
35The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity (1962) by Catherine Ponder216
36Take Time for Your Life: A Seven-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want (1998) by Cheryl Richardson222
37Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement (1986) by Anthony Robbins228
38Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way: Timeless Strategies from the First Lady of Courage (2002) by Eleanor Roosevelt and Robin Gerber234
39The Magic of Thinking Big (1959) by David J. Schwartz240
40The Secret Door to Success (1940) by Florence Scovel Shinn246
41Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer (2001) by Ernest Shackleton, Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell252
42The Millionaire Mind (2000) by Thomas J. Stanley258
43Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed (1993) by Brian Tracy264
44The Art of War (4th century BCE) by Sun Tzu270
45Made in America: My Story (1992) by Sam Walton276
46The Science of Getting Rich (1910) by Wallace D. Wattles282
47Jack: Straight from the Gut (2001) by Jack Welch288
48Coaching for Performance: GROWing People, Performance, and Purpose (1992) by John Whitmore294
49The Luck Factor: Change Your Luck--And Change Your Life (2003) by Richard Wiseman300
50See You at the Top (1975) by Zig Ziglar306
Chronological list of titles311

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50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom for Work & Life from 50 Landmark Books 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I do not usually review a collection of summaries for, they are just that, a 'collection'. But, Tom Butler-Bowdon's book is different. He wisely chose books which will make a person successful, motivated, prosperous and become a great leader. It is certainly an antidote to 'depression'.After reading this book, the reader will recognise which path he will pursue further, and which one he will not.But even if the reader does not want to read further, the cumulative effect of this magnificent book is amazing. It will edify and educates, affirms or inspires, or both.Read this book, and your life will be empowered forever.