50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom For Work and Life from 50 Landmark Books
Testimonials and Reviews
"In 50 Success Classics, Australian author Tom Butler-Bowdon analyzes the messages of books dealing with leadership (e.g. Warren Bennis' On Becoming A Leader, motivation (Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, prosperity (Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dadand fulfilling your potential (Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz's The Power of Full Engagement).
In Butler-Bowdon's book, each success is analyzed in about six pages. He provides a short biographical sketch of the author, a couple of quotations and an analysis of what makes it worth reading. He writes with infectious enthusiasm. He's a true scholar of this type of literature."
USA Today (7/26/04)
"I am a mother of two young children, life coaching student and lawyer. I was supplied with a copy of your 50 Success Classics book and thought it was really brilliant and wanted to thank you. I felt really inspired and educated by your book. I am one of those people that has a voracious appetite for the sort of information that is contained in success and self help books but minimal spare time for reading. I intend to purchase the other 2 books and just cannot wait to get my hands (and eyes) on them. Congratulations on a fantastic effort".
Vicki McConnell, Queensland, Australia
"What a magnificent tome! Tom has followed his best-selling "50 Self-Help Classics" with a focus on 'success' this time around.
The book collates the stories of 50 successful people and how they got there, and distills lessons from their lives to be adopted by motivated readers...and it would be hard for any reader NOT to get something out of this book to make life more 'successful'.
It's a book you might refer to over and over. The chapters are fully self-contained. You don't have to read it all in one hit. And if you like the particular ideas espoused in a particular book, you can buy the book and read it in its entirety."
Naomi Cescotto, Investors' Voice, Australian Investors Association
"Many of the highly successful men and women included in this book are known to us, but the story behind the great accomplishments - along with the dynamics of how they succeeded - may not be as familiar. This is fascinating to read because it reveals these stories and gets to the essence of what leads to success...The guidance we receive in applying these principles in our own life makes 50 Success Classics an inspiring and enlightening resource."
Kathy Juline, Science of Mind magazine (8/04)
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Original paperback with flaps, 234x156mm
Extent: 324 pages
Price: $US18.99, UK £12.99
Date of publication:
UK January 2004
US February 2004
Australia/NZ April 2004
Published by Nicholas Brealey Publishing
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Praise for 50 Success Classics:
"This incredible book gives you the best of success literature ever written - in one easy book that you can read and reread for years.”
Brian Tracy, author of
Goals and Million Dollar Habits
|"A highly readable collection! 50 Success Classics presents a smorgasbord of some of the best thinking on what success really means.”|
Kenneth Blanchard, co-author of
The One Minute Manager
|"I can't imagine needing any other success book after reading 50 Success Classics. It has every piece of wisdom you'll every need to make your life extraordinary.”|
Cheryl Richardson, author of
"Many thanks for 50 Success Classics...and for the inclusion of so many impressive and well-known success authors. Many of their works I have studied, enjoyed and learned from. It is a delight to see them all included in one volume, in which one can be exposed to numerous success ideas so conveniently. I shall be recommending this book to my readers worldwide.
Catherine Ponder, author of The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity
|"I only wish this book had been available years ago - it could have saved me countless hours sifting through the dross by instead pointing me to the really inspirational works. Very highly recommended.”|
Vice-President of The Speakers Association