The Present

The Present : The Gift That Makes You Happy And Successful At Work And In Life

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 12mm | 117.94g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Bantam Books Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reiss.
  • 0553817957
  • 9780553817959
  • 23,402

Review quote

"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 Crossshow more

About Spencer Johnson

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.show more

Review Text

"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"show more

Back cover copy

A Timely Gift From the Author of Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson, M.D. Dr. Spencer Johnson's stories of timeless, simple truths have changed the work and lives of millions of readers around the world. Now comes an insightful new tale of inspiration and practical guidance for these turbulent times. The Present (+ image) The Present is the best gift you can receive because it makes you happy and successful! Whether it means... Having peace of mind and feeling more alive; orBeing more productive and more prosperous; orFinding whatever is important to you and tothose you work and live with. '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 & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp., Fmr. Chairman, American Red Cross, Fmr. Lecturer, Princeton University 'Like many organizations, 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 Teamshow more

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5,317 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 36% (1,889)
4 33% (1,736)
3 23% (1,210)
2 7% (349)
1 3% (133)
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