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Succeeding Against the Odds Audiobook

Succeeding Against the Odds: The Autobiography of a Great American Businessman

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John H. Johnson, the remarkable entrepreneur who founded the Ebony publishing empire, tells the story of his success. The wealthiest African-American in the US today, Johnson shares his rags to riches saga, from the many obstacles that confronted him to his ultimate triumph.

©1989 John H. Johnson; (P)1989 Dove Audio, Inc.

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    Tokunbo Genthod, Switzerland 03-12-15
    Tokunbo Genthod, Switzerland 03-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome"

    I am glad I listened to this book in one sitting......Nothing can stop a dream whose time has come to"

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Almond New York, NY, USA 12-13-08
    Almond New York, NY, USA 12-13-08
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    "Words Of Wisdom"

    Mr. John H. Johnson, the founding father of Negro Digest turned Johnson Publishing whose publications include Ebony and Jet including Fashion Fair Cosmetics, speaks eternal words of wisdom that may be applied by any entrepreneur or business man or woman.

    You will agree that this audio book is very genuine in content. My opinion is it was created as a testimony to tell of the speaker's journey from poverty to wealth not to sell its written version.

    Just as Mr. Johnson died, the audio book Succeeding Against The Odds is rich with the drama of Mr. Johnson's journey with very little comedic moments.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Jacob Brooklyn, New York, USA 10-14-06
    Cynthia Jacob Brooklyn, New York, USA 10-14-06 Member Since 2015

    I'm a fabulous 50 year old, 23 years married, a mother of 3, who enjoys all things crafty and creative.

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    "against the odds"

    This book is inspiring and informative. One of the best entrepenural books I have read in a while.

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    Amazon Customer 09-24-16
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    "Good book in his own words"
    What did you love best about Succeeding Against the Odds?

    It was great to hear how he struggled and how hard work pays off, everyone won't become Rich after this but keep doing your purpose and you will be successful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sir John H. John


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes finished in a few hrs.


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    Amazon Customer PEMBROKEPINES, FLA. 05-27-16
    Amazon Customer PEMBROKEPINES, FLA. 05-27-16 Member Since 2012

    I am a life long reader and lover of books. The audio format of books is something I recently started to take advantage of, it is extremely practical in an extremely busy world. Iam loving the audible expirience.

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    "Triumphant"

    A wonderful success story. A must read for anyone seeking inspiration in todays crazy society.

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    Amazon Customer Marietta, GA USA 04-16-16
    Amazon Customer Marietta, GA USA 04-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Empowering book!"

    It was empowering to hear the voice of the founder of the Johnson Publishing Company, John H. Johnson. Sometimes we don't get a chance to hear great people tell their story in their own voice before they pass on. He was a phenomenal businessman and a role model for all Americans to follow!

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    Jordan Anthony Swain 04-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspirational for Media Exec and Professionals!"

    Such wonderful wisdom for me as a young media executive. Narration by the author makes it so much more personal and the message much more poignant. Highly suggested, quick read.

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    Raymond T. Hightower Chicago, IL 12-10-15
    Raymond T. Hightower Chicago, IL 12-10-15 Member Since 2015

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    "John Johnson & Lerone Bennett = Great Team"
    What did you love best about Succeeding Against the Odds?

    "Succeeding Against the Odds" by John Johnson is one of my favorite books. I've re-read the print version several times over the years. It was exciting to learn that an audio version was available, read by the historian Lerone Bennett.


    What other book might you compare Succeeding Against the Odds to and why?

    "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. Johnson references this book in his autobiography. The two books complement each other well because each is about achieving goals in the face of adversity.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Johnson's decision to train his daughter, Linda, to take over the family business. Longevity is beautiful.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How one man faced adversity and won.


    Any additional comments?

    Great move having this available, Audible.com!

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    Christine 08-26-15
    Christine 08-26-15
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    "Very encouraging and inspiring"

    I was moved for sure . He made me believe that with hard work , some vision and an understanding of human nature anything is possible

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    Gomeezy 07-23-15
    Gomeezy 07-23-15 Member Since 2013

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    "If only more people would apply the principles and lessons of John Johnson!"

    John Johnson stated it best when he commented,"I believe hard work, dedication, and perseverance will overcome almost any prejudice and open almost any door!" Words to live a wonderful life by!

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