Never Too Late To Be Great

Never Too Late To Be Great

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"Never Too Late to be Great" is about the power of thinking long. Exposing the myth of 'overnight' success, author and motivational speaker Tom Butler-Bowdon shows us that contrary to popular belief, people, companies, products and ideas invariably need a long time to realise their potential. Highlighting the importance of the 'ten-year rule' as referred to in Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, which suggests that significant achievements rarely happen without a decade of intense work and practice in any given area, "Never Too Late to be Great" offers inspiration for the impatient or disheartened to stay the course, and gives reassurance to us all that we have more time than we think to achieve our goals.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 136 x 206 x 26mm | 322.05g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753539810
  • 9780753539811
  • 334,847

Review quote

"My most cheering read of 2012 so far is Never Too Late To Be Great by Tom Butler-Bowdon. If you haven't yet started up that dream company or written that book in your head, it's a hugely encouraging how-to manual ... Inspiring stuff" -- Brigid Moss Red Magazine "This classic motivational book sets out to explode the myth of overnight success ... full of inspiration" NHS Choices "Tom Butler Bowdon's Never Too Late to be Great left me uplifted to know that at the age of 45 I am a mere youth in terms of productive years and encouraged by the compelling stories demonstrating that time, patience and courage is the path to making a lasting, worthwhile contribution" Jim Lawless, Author of Taming Tigers "Super inspirational...we are never too old to start something new no matter what our age...Tom Butler-Bowdon has provided the antidote to quick-fix life solutions." -- Carole Ann Rice Daily Express "Truly profound and inspirational" Richard Koch, author of The 80/20 Principleshow more

About Tom Butler-Bowdon

Tom Butler-Bowdon is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney. He left his job as a political advisor to write the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics - a guide to personal development literature. This was followed by other titles in the series: 50 Success Classics, 50 Spiritual Classics, 50 Psychology Classics and 50 Prosperity Classics. Tom has appeared on numerous television and radio shows in the UK, US and Australia.show more

Review Text

"Tom Butler Bowdon's Never Too Late to be Great left me uplifted to know that at the age of 45 I am a mere youth in terms of productive years and encouraged by the compelling stories demonstrating that time, patience and courage is the path to making a lasting, worthwhile contribution"show more

Back cover copy

It is rarely too late to begin the journey of being or doing something remarkable. This book will show you how. Never Too Late To Be Great is about the power of thinking long. Drawing on wide research into 'lead time' and the 'ten-year rule', personal development authority Tom Butler-Bowdon shows that, contrary to popular belief, people, companies, products and ideas invariably need time to realise their potential. And how, when we give ourselves slightly longer time-frames, anything is possible. At the age you are now, many famous and remarkable people were only just getting into their stride. Given longer lifespans, it is likely that you have more time than you think to achieve your goals. This book will show you why, in all probability, your best is yet to come.show more

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