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The Go-Getter Audiobook

The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How to Be One

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Publisher's Summary

This classic motivational parable (over 500,000 copies sold worldwide) shows you how to make your own opportunities in life. Ever since its first printing, in 1921, The Go-Getter has inspired employees and entrepreneurs to take initiative, increase their productivity, and excel against the odds. In this audiobook, Bill Peck, a war veteran and double amputee, not only fights to find employment, but continually proves himself more than competent at the many difficult tests that are thrown his way. Peck persuades Cappy Ricks, the crusty founder of the Ricks Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself with a sales assignment that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck, to everyone's surprise, beats his quota, Ricks hands him 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 his career as a successful manager. In a time when jobs are tight and managers lack the time 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 wonderfully read parable, employees at all levels will learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.

©2014 Gildan Media LLC (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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    Srinivasa Krishnamurthy 12-06-16 Listener Since 2007
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    "best book I have ever read/heard"

    two words to describe: life changing.

    I hve read this book,as well. truly inspiring. narration is nice but I felt reading the book yourself have a better effect. its a must have book regardless of your line of business

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    Jaime Martinez 11-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "very good book for inspiration for salesman"

    even though it's very short and straight to the point and very salesman good book for salesman

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    John Williams Texas, United States 08-24-16
    John Williams Texas, United States 08-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Required Reading For My Sons"

    I have four boys. When they were still in high school, I had them all read this. It was a great primer to give them as a baseline for what a successful work ethic should be. Seeing how most people seem to be content will meeting or barely meeting expectations, they would easily stand out from the crowd. There were times I would be a "go getter" or times I would look for one for my business. It helps to know if you have people around you that have an understanding of what that means.

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    Just a Thought 07-20-16
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    "OMG!!!"

    This is one incredible learning.
    My life will be changed with this.
    Thank you so much.
    Thanks a million.

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    Amazon Customer 06-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "This really makes you question yourperseverance.e"

    Like this alot! Makes you asks, "How bad do you want it?" What are you willing to do to get it?

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    BW 05-01-16
    BW 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "wayyyyy out dated story and way of telling it."

    enjoyable if you are 80 years old. otherwise.... no. like listening to a 1940 black and white film.

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    Connie 04-03-16
    Connie 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Lessons to Learn"

    it's a little difficult to fisticuffs between the characters at times because the story teller pretty much kept the same voice throughout. Other than that, it's funny and a few good lessons to learn.

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    Mimi 02-09-16
    Mimi 02-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved the story"

    Loved the story. A little dragged out at the beginning, but definitely worth the listen. Would have liked more distinguishable voices on some of the characters.

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    Errol 10-13-15
    Errol 10-13-15
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    "The Go Getter, is a fantastic book!"

    I loved it and finished it in one sitting. it's short but the message is clear and to the point, listen to it and find out

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    chuckbaderjr 09-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "It SHALL Be Done-period!"

    every obstacle provides a learning opportunity , if you choose to order from the obstacle you will have one more experience you can use to overcome future obstacles. once you determine they cool is worth pursuing - keep moving forward!

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    "Fantastic story"

    I picked this book on the recommendation of Dave Ramsey and I wasn't disappointed. The story brought tears to my eyes - if you want to know what dedication, persistence and going through trials without giving up looks like, look no further. I shall remember this story for a long time to come. Highly recommended!

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