What Makes the Great Great
Contributor(s): Kimbro, Dennis P (Author), Kimbro (Author)
ISBN: 0385483961 EAN: 9780385483964
Publisher: Broadway Books
US SRP: $ 15.99 US
Binding: Paperback: 336 pages
Pub Date: January 20, 1998
Annotation: African Americans seeking high levels of success and accomplishment must never let negative influences such as poverty and racism infiltrate their souls, exhorts Kimbro in this inspirational self-help manual.
More than a highly personal, conversationally written pep talk, it uses the success stories of black achievers in many fields Maya Angelou, broadcasting magnate Percy Sutton, track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee, chocolate-chip cookie tycoon Wally "Famous" Amos, Soft Sheen hair-care multimillionaire Ed Gardner, among others to illustrate nine mental strategies said to underlie high achievement.
These "stones of greatness" are deep seated spiritual beliefs, a guiding vision, passionate commitment, character, competence, willingness to take risks, self-confidence, discipline and an I-can-do-it attitude.
Professor of entrepreneurship at Clark Atlanta University, Kimbro (Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice) dispenses motivational pearls of wisdom with rhetorical flourishes.
Included is a detailed career profile of the top 100 black managers in the U.S.