The Go-Getter: A Story that Tells You How to Be One

The Go-Getter: A Story that Tells You How to Be One

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The Go-Getter: A Story that Tells You How to Be One by Peter B. Kyne

The classic motivational parable (over 500,000 copies sold worldwide) that shows you how to make your own opportunities in life, updated for the modern reader by bestselling business author Alan Axelrod

Ever since its first printing by William Randolph Hearst in 1921, The Go-Getter has inspired employees and entrepreneurs to take initiative, increase their productivity, and excel against the odds. Now, more than half a million copies later, Alan Axelrod, bestselling author of Patton on Leadership and Elizabeth I, CEO, updates the tale to address today's most pressing work issues.

In The Go-Getter, Bill Peck, a war veteran, persuades Cappy Ricks, the influential founder of the Rick's Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself by selling skunk wood in odd lengths-a job that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck goes on to beat his quota, Rick hands Peck the ultimate opportunity and the ultimate test: the quest for an elusive blue vase. Drawing on such classic values as honesty, determination, passion, and responsibility, Peck overcomes nearly insurmountable obstacles to find the vase and launch hia career as a successful manager.

In a time when jobs are tight and managers are too busy for mentoring, how can you maintain positive energy, take control of your career, and prepare yourself to ace the tests that come your way? By applying the timeless lessons in this compulsively readable parable, employees at all levels can learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805065626
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/04/2002
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 119,953
Product dimensions: 5.69(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)

About the Author

A native of San Francisco, Peter B. Kyne was a prolific screenwriter and the author of the 1920 bestseller Kindred of the Dust. His stories of Cappy Ricks and the Rick's Logging & Lumbering Company were serialized in The Saturday Evening

Post and William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan magazine. He died in 1957. Historian Alan Axelrod is the author of the business bestsellers Patton on Leadership and Elizabeth I, CEO. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How To Be One 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simple but powerful
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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.