The Adversity Paradox: An Unconventional Guide to Achieving Uncommon Business Success

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Obstacles and setbacks are an inevitable part of life, especially in today's harsh and volatile economy. How can you take the very experiences that could stall or tumble a career and use them to build uncommon success?

Business people like Pete Dawkins, Harvey Mackay, Doris Christopher, and Walter Scott Jr. know that the answer to this question lies in firsthand knowledge of The Adversity Paradox: working to overcome humble beginnings, lack of knowledge, unexpected setbacks, or any manner of misfortune can be the foundational step in a path to incredible achievement.

While many motivational business books promise easy access to prosperity and power by way of secret insight, quick and easy steps, or insider tips that are dubious at best, this book tells it straight. It offers candid accounts from those who have been tested by adversity and illustrates how they have put their misfortunes to good use by gaining business savvy from them.

The paths to success are diverse, but The Adversity Paradox identifies patterns that anyone can study and learn from.

Author: J. Barry Griswell, Bob Jennings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 06/08/2010
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 8.25h x 5.50w x 0.75d
ISBN13: 9780312598792
ISBN10: 0312598793
BISAC Categories:
- Business & Economics | Motivational
- Business & Economics | Personal Success

About the Author

J. Barry Griswell is former chairman and chief executive officer of the Principal Financial Group. He is a 2003 recipient of the Horatio Alger Award, given to individuals who have achieved great success while overcoming difficult backgrounds. He is president of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines.

Bob Jennings is president of Lean Management Group, a consulting company focused on senior management methods and execution.

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