Nailing It: How Historys Awesome Twentysomethings Got It Together

Nailing It: How Historys Awesome Twentysomethings Got It Together

by Robert L. Dilenschneider
Nailing It: How Historys Awesome Twentysomethings Got It Together

Nailing It: How Historys Awesome Twentysomethings Got It Together

by Robert L. Dilenschneider


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This inspiring and encouraging book from respected consultant Robert L. Dilenschneider provides 25 fascinating and diverse profiles of iconic men and women that show where they were at or near age 25—and how they built their legacies across a range of careers, including the arts, business, science, and government.

With a foreword from U.S. Ambassador Donald Blinken.

Do you think Albert Einstein had his act together by his mid-20s? Think again. Would you assume style icon and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn’s life was always as beautiful as she was? Far from it. At the other end of the spectrum is the revolutionary Steve Jobs, who was at the top of his game by age 25. But Jobs’s beginnings were marked by his adoption, displacement, bullying, and then a rocky personal life. This absorbing book examines the trajectories of 25 iconic figures—from Toni Morrison to Albert Einstein and Golda Meir to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—to reveal where they were in their lives in their mid-twenties and the choices that enabled them to make their historic marks. For those who are coming of age now, and for those who care about them and their futures, these captivating profiles provide inspiration, instruction, and encouragement. The profiles in Path to Greatness will be real-life examples of the fact that the turning points that lead to success and happiness come at different times and as a result of different conditions. Some people create their own turning points, other people build on what happens to them.

Many people who seemed to "have their act together" at age 25, had already weathered difficult beginnings to their lives; their turning points came early. And other people who didn't even have an act at age 25, went on to make profound contributions to the world; their turning points came with maturity.

This book will remind readers that it is never too late to make an impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806541754
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/28/2021
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 683,786
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Robert L. Dilenschneider has hired more than 3,000 successful professionals and advised thousands more. He is founder of the Dilenschneider Group, a corporate strategic counseling and public relations firm based in New York City. Formerly president and CEO of Hill & Knowlton, he is the author of the bestselling books The Critical First Years of Your Professional Life, Power and Influence, A Briefing for Leaders, and On Power.

Table of Contents

Foreword U.S. Ambassador Donald Blinken xi

Introduction 1

1 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austria) 5

2 Mary Shelley (United Kingdom) 13

3 Honoré Daumier (France) 25

4 Ulysses S. Grant (United States) 33

5 Albert Einstein (Germany, United States) 46

6 Othmar Ammann (Switzerland, United States) 56

7 Helen Keller (United States) 67

8 Elizabeth Kenny (Australia) 76

9 Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson (United States) 88

10 Coco Chanel (France) 107

11 Golda Meir (Israel) 117

12 Roberto Marinho (Brazil) 128

13 Rita Levi-Montalcini (Italy) 133

14 Edith Piaf (France) 140

15 I. M. Pei (China, United States) 148

16 Akio Morita (Japan, United States) 159

17 Maria Tallchief (United States) 171

18 Maya Angelou (United States) 181

19 Audrey Hepburn (United Kingdom, United States) 190

20 Rudolf Nureyev (Russia) 199

21 Sally Ride and Christa McAuliffe (United States) 214

22 Steve Jobs (United States) 228

23 Jean-Michel Basquiat (United States) 234

Epilogue 245

Acknowledgments 247

Index 249

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