The Go-Getter

A Story That Tells You How To Be One

Peter B. Kyne; Updated by Alan Axelrod

Henry Holt and Co.

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The 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.

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Go-Getter
. I .SAN FRANCISCO, 1921MR. ALDEN P. RICKS, KNOWN IN PACIFIC COAST wholesale lumber and shipping circles as Cappy Ricks, had more troubles than a hen with ducklings. He remarked as much to Mr. Skinner, president and general manager of the Ricks Logging & Lumbering Company, the corporate entity which represented Cappy's vast lumber interests; and he fairly barked the information at Captain Matt Peasley, his son-in-law and also president and manager of the Blue Star Navigation Company, another corporate entity which represented the Ricks interest in the American mercantile marine.

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Peter B. Kyne; Updated by Alan Axelrod

Peter B. Kyne (1880-1957) was a novelist, short story writer and businessman. He wrote about ranchers and loggers, businessmen and seamen, including the Cappy Ricks (1916) series and The Go-Getter (1922).

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The Go-Getter
A Story That Tells You How To Be One
Peter B. Kyne; Updated by Alan Axelrod

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Henry Holt and Co.
January 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429936965
ISBN10: 1429936967
96 pages
$9.99

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Macmillan Audio
March 2003
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593970598
ISBN10: 1593970595
Audio Run Time: 1:30
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Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
January 2003
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805065626
ISBN10: 0805065628
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 96 pages
$22.00
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