How one man's search for mobility helped the world get moving. As Tom Brokaw said on the cover "This is a wonderful story of how one man's disabilituy and ingenuity led to a better life for those unable to walk- especially military veterans. Ralph Braun found another way to serve his country."Fifty years ago he was a young man in a wheelchair who needed to get to work. Today Ralph Braun is CEO of The Braun Corporation, the largest manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles in the world. Capitalizing on the age-old saying "Necessity is the mother of invention," Braun refused to let his disability hold him back and, in the process, brought independence and mobility to thousands. Rise Above tells the story of how self-reliance, common sense, and a refusal to accept the status quo led to one man's triumph in business and in life.
|Publisher:||The Braun Corporation|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||7 MB|
About the Author
Ralph W Braun is the founder and CEO of The Braun Corporation, the largest manufacturer of wheelchair lifts and wheelchair accessible vehicles in the world. He was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at an early age and in a time when life expectation was greatly compromised and transportation was almost unheard of. He set out to improve his own mobility and brought the rest of the world along for the ride.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rise Above based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Rise Above is a truly inspiring piece of work. I love Ralph's outlook on life and his inability to throw in the towel. It's refreshing books like this that remind me why I love reading so much. I recommend that everyone reads this book, because we all have something in our life that could hold us back, the question is, will you let it?
Easy read, great motivational book. Fantastic story of a man with a disability who overcomes lots of obstacles and invents a product that helps everyone in a wheelchair gain mobility again! I would highly recommend to anyone!!! I found it new at www.braunability.com