The articles embodied in this book were written in 1922, during the pressure of many other affairs and without any idea that they could be published as a consistent whole. The author addresses himself to the young men of the new age. Those who have youth also possess opportunity. There is in the world today no bar to success which resolution cannot break.
Lord Beaverbrook hopes to give encouragement to young men to set their feet on the path which leads upward to success, and warns them of a few of the perils which will beset them on the road.