Extraordinary People: Real Life Lessons On What It Takes to Achieve Success by Scott Smith
About The Book:
Hundreds of books about better business management have been published. Endless seminars have claimed to be able to train leaders for improved results. Yet most companies continue to deliver flawed products and services and receive mediocre reviews by customers. The fundamental problem, argues internationally-known freelance business journalist Scott S. Smith, is an understanding that to change, we need to study and imitate real-life role models. This insight is understood by the greatest CEOs, innovators, and high-achievers in every field, among whom biographies are eagerly consumed. He provides a variety of examples, past and present, of individuals whose achievements, often against all odds, can provide concrete lessons for any career and inspiration in times of adversity.
About The Author:
Scott S. Smith is an award-winning business journalist whose 1700 articles have appeared in 180 media. He is a regular contributor to the "Leaders & Success" column of Investor's Business Daily, where his interviews with people like former President Vicente Fox and model-turned-mogul Kathy Ireland have alternated with profiles of those who have made their mark in the past, from Martin Luther King to Joan of Arc. In each column, he analysts the traits and habits of the winners and shows how these lessons can be applied to any career.