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The Present : The Gift That Makes You Happy and Successful at Work and in Life

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By (author) Spencer Johnson

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For over two decades, Spencer Johnson has been inspiring and entertaining millions with his simple, yet insightful stories of work and life that speak directly to the heart and soul. "The Present" is an engaging story of a young man's journey to adulthood, and his search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old man. This Present, according to the old man, is 'the best present a person can receive.' Later, when the young boy becomes a young man, disillusioned with his work and his life, he returns to ask the old man, once again, to help him find The Present. The old man responds, 'Only you have the power to find The Present for yourself.' So the young man embarks on a tireless search for this magical gift that holds the secret to his personal happiness and business acumen. It is only after the young man has searched high and low and given up his relentless pursuit that he relaxes and discovers The Present - and all the promises it offers. "The Present" will help you focus on what will make you happy and successful in your work and in your personal life. Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can ever give yourself.

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 12mm | 117.94g
  • 01 Jan 2007
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
  • London
  • 0553817957
  • 9780553817959
  • 18,266

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Spencer Johnson, MD, is one of the world's leading authors of inspirational writing. He has written many New York Times bestsellers, including the worldwide phenomenon Who Moved My Cheese? and, with Kenneth Blanchard, The One Minute Manager. His works have become cultural touchstones and are available in 40 languages.

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"Like many organisations, we need ways to help our people work better and enjoy their lives, so I'm giving The Present to everyone on our management team" -- Carmen Policy, CEO, Cleveland Browns NFL Team "Many of the people I have observed could have been even happier and more successful, in their careers and their lives, had they been given the gift of The Present" -- Norman Augustine, Fmr.Chairman, USA Red Cross

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