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The Go-getter, A Story That Tells You How To Be One


Mr. Peck sat down, but as he crossed to the chair beside Cappy'sdesk, the old gentleman noticed that his visitor walked with aslight limp, and that his left forearm had been amputated half wayto the elbow. To the observant Cappy, the American Legion button inMr. Peck's lapel told the story.




The go-getter, a story that tells you how to be one


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He walked back to his taxicab and returned to the hotel where,hope springing eternal in his breast, he called Prospect 3249 againand discovered that the missing Herman Joost had returned to thebosom of his family. To him the frantic Peck delivered the messageof B. Cohn, whereupon the cautious Herman Joost replied that hewould confirm the authenticity of the message by telephoning to Mr.Cohn at Mr. Simon's home in Mill Valley. If Mr. B. Cohn or Cohenconfirmed Mr. Kek's story he, the said Herman Joost, would be atthe store sometime before nine o'clock, and if Mr. Kek cared to, hemight await him there.


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_OC_InitNavbar("child_node":["title":"My library","url":" =114584440181414684107\u0026source=gbs_lp_bookshelf_list","id":"my_library","collapsed":true,"title":"My History","url":"","id":"my_history","collapsed":true,"title":"Books on Google Play","url":" ","id":"ebookstore","collapsed":true],"highlighted_node_id":"");The Go-getter: A Story that Tells You how to be OnePeter Bernard KyneCosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1921 - Assertiveness - 54 pages 3 ReviewsReviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identifiedThe 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. From inside the book if (window['_OC_autoDir']) _OC_autoDir('search_form_input'); What people are saying - Write a reviewReviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identifiedLibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jonathanrbaker - LibraryThingI finished this book in a couple of hours, but found it helpful. I can see why Dave Ramsey has all of his new hires read the book. If only more workplaces were run in a similar manner! Read full review


One story concerns Lem's grafted plants. A wealthy customer ordered a large number of selected rhododendrons from Lem for his Beverly Hills estate. He requested that Lem accompany the shrubs to supervise their planting. After Lem had "found" rhododendrons, he did not like to be away from his plants for more than a week at a time, so he refused the request. He felt that the job would take too much time away from the nursery even with the help of the nine gardeners. The two men corresponded sporadically. Two years later, the Lems traveled to California on a short vacation. Halfdan decided to visit the gentleman from Beverly Hills. He was gone about two hours and immediately upon his return, Anna knew that something was wrong. It seems that as Mr. Lem walked along the drive toward the big house, he saw spacious lawns ringed by fair-sized rhododendrons - all blooming bluish ponticum colors! He was dismayed. He told the owner how he had grafted, meticulously, his finest clones to those R. ponticums. He offered to stay and prune the shrubs back to the desired hybrids. The offer was rejected with the explanation that the owner and his wife thought those ponticums the finest, most beautiful flowers on their extensive property.


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