Getting There

Getting There : A Book of Mentors

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The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting There, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. Getting There is for everyone-from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us facing challenges or seeking to reach our potential.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 179 x 238 x 19mm | 670g
  • Abrams Image
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 30 colour photographs
  • 1419715704
  • 9781419715709
  • 6,742

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"Thought-provoking advice from some of the world's best-known success stories."--Publishers Weekly "For life-changing, real-world advice."--Vanity Fair "Unlike most such books, the tales in Getting There ring authentic--so they're actually useful."--Fast Company "Getting There is a great book whether you're just starting out or well into your career. Somehow, Gillian Zoe Segal has gotten these leaders to share their stories in a unique, authentic, and revealing way. Their insights will inspire you and help clarify many of the key challenges you must face in building a successful professional life."--Robert Steven Kaplan, senior associate dean and professor, Harvard Business School "Reading Getting There is like having an intimate, one-on-one talk with some of the world's most fascinating and accomplished people. You will be taken aback by their honesty, entertained by their anecdotes, and, most of all, learn invaluable lessons about both business and life. This book is fantastic--you will not be able to put it down!"--JJ Ramberg, MSNBC "Kudos to Gillian Zoe Segal for assembling this remarkable group of visionaries and helping them all tell their stories without filters or false bravado. Getting There is both empowering and illuminating."--Piper Kerman, New York Times bestselling author of Orange Is the New Black "Successful people make it look so easy--but they never said it was. In Getting There, the highest achievers share some of their lowest moments, and there is much wisdom to be gained from those struggles. Captivating, thought-provoking, humorous, and uplifting, this book delivers straight-from-the-source accounts of what it is really like to achieve something meaningful."--David Faber, CNBC
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About Gillian Zoe Segal

Gillian Zoe Segal is the author of New York Characters (2001). She received a bachelor of arts from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law.
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950 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 40% (384)
4 35% (337)
3 20% (192)
2 3% (30)
1 1% (7)
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