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Elbert Hubbard was that rarest of beings - a philosophical businessman. In 1895 he founded the Roycrofters, a community of artisans selling handcrafted goods. A prolific author, he was a favorite of Henry Ford, Theodore Roosevelt, and other great leaders of his time.

A Message to Garcia is Hubbard's most famous work. In it, he argues that the greatest hero is the man who simply does his job, completing the task no matter what the obstacles. Within Hubbard's lifetime, the message was reprinted more than any book besides the Bible. Today, it is required reading at US military academies.

This volume includes an introduction by Hubbard's personal assistant, Felix Shay, plus Hubbard's essays on "Mental Attitude", "Initiative", "Ability", and other qualities essential to success, making this the best available edition of the book.

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  • Jed
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Dated but still some good info anyway.

Found the language was dated, but the ideas are still relevant for today. Would recommend anyone who is starting in the business world and even people that have been in it for a while.

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Great Classic

Not loving the intro 2 chapters, however once it gets to the actual story as originally written, it is worth it. I have read this book a dozen or more times, however listening to it, I still pull more from it each go round. A simply timeless piece, reflecting the same issues then we fave today in our society and in business.

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A motivational masterpiece for the ages

At moments his advice slips into idealistic righteousness, but Hubbard's words are nevertheless so illuminating and timeless that you would believe they were written ten years ago. Everyone should read and reread this book, from the tender child to the jaded elder.

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Overrated.

Listen to the podcast, “Successful Dropout”. Simply: Be confident. Be assertive. Be willing to think and do. Be bold.