Have You Got What it Takes?

Have You Got What it Takes? : Successful People Reveal How They Made it to the Top

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Beyond talent, what factors have determined and defined the careers of well–known individuals? Timing? Contacts? Strategy? Willpower? Training? Mentor? Dumb luck? In this book, successful people of our day reveal what it took for them to be successful, including:

•How did they nurture basic talent and make it grow?

•How important is a person's view of life––"optimism" or "will to prevail"––in achieving fame and fortune?

•What lessons did they learn from career failures?

•How did they deal with backstabbing and betrayal?

•Why have some prevailed while others with perhaps greater gifts have not?

What are the daily touchstones that have guided well–known people to accomplishment?

This book answers these questions and many more. Emmy winning interviewer Bill Boggs shares success secrets from leaders in their fields, ranging from major names in entertainment and the arts to sports, fashion, and the business world. They speak frankly about their career paths, crucial influences, how they dealt with adversity, bad luck, bad press, and back–stabbing and the choices they made that helped them to prevail in their careers and in life. Interviewees include Renee Zellweger, Daniel Boulud, Sir Richard Branson, Clive Davis, Bobby Flay, Jim Cramer, Preston Bailey, Brooke Shields, Peter Cincotti, Bobbi Brown, Joseph Abboud, Bob Pittman, Bill Bratton, Mark Burnett, Bill O'Reilly, Mario Cuomo, Frederic Fekkai, Joy Behar, among others.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 144.8 x 223.5 x 27.9mm | 408.24g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0061122920
  • 9780061122927

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