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50 Success Classics: Winning Wisdom for Work & Life from 50 Landmark Books (Your Coach in a Box) Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged


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Product Details

  • Series: Your Coach in a Box
  • Audio CD: 9 pages
  • Publisher: Your Coach In A Box; Unabridged edition (May 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596590424
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596590427
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.3 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,808,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Tom Butler-Bowdon is a recognized expert in the “literature of possibility”. His first book, 50 Self-Help Classics , won the Benjamin Franklin award and was a Foreword magazine Book of the Year. Tom’s trilogy of personal development books, including 50 Success Classics and 50 Spiritual Classics, have been translated into 17 languages. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works in both the UK and Australia. In addition to his writing, Tom leads seminars and runs his web site www.butler-bowdon.com.

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The author of several other such compilations, Butler-Bowdon focuses this collection on how the major "success authors" have approached the topic over the years. He uses well-crafted writing to provide summaries of their major ideas, their significance in the history of success teaching, and their lives and career paths. These largely optimistic stories of what it takes to achieve authentic success are both instructional and inspirational. Richard Davidson's erudite and emphatic approach works well through most of the program. He sometimes sounds too earnest, but that may be because he's trying to put life into writing that is generally lacking in color. Though the CD tracks are labeled with brief titles, the package could use a written list of the authors sampled in this valuable retrospective. T.W. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, I was working as a political adviser in Australia when, at 25, I read my first personal development book, Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Captivated by that and by titles by the likes of Anthony Robbins and M Scott Peck, I came to the view that this was an underrated field of writing. At 30, I left my first career to write the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics, the first guide to the personal development literature and winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award (2004).

This book was followed by 50 Success Classics (2004); 50 Spiritual Classics (2005); 50 Psychology Classics (2007); 50 Prosperity Classics (2008); and 50 Philosophy Classics, all published in the US and UK by Nicholas Brealey. With its commentaries on over 300 books, the series has been published in 23 languages and is sold in over 30 countries. I was described by USA Today as "a true scholar of this type of literature".

The 50 Classics series titles are available individually in paperback, Kindle and audio formats, or as an electronic box set, 'The Literature of Possibility'. The free e-book by the same title is an introduction to the series.

I am editor of a new series of classic self-development and prosperity writings published by Capstone (John Wiley & Sons), providing full-length critical Introductions to titles such as Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Machiavelli's The Prince and Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations.

My website, Butler-Bowdon.com, with its wealth of free self-development content, has had 2 million visits since its launch in 2001.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By gilbert on January 9, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This is the first Butler-Bowden book I bought (audio cd), and I bought it on a lark. I appreciated it more than many of the more expensive "success" audio books I bought. It has wonderful breadth, and I've since bought many of the books it covered as well as the print form of the audio CDS (so I can highlight sections!).

Kind of gimmicky, I'll admit, but I found it quite useful! I've since listened to / read several of the books that are covered, and found that I've gotten as much from this overview than I did from the full material. Mostly.

I'd recommend this, as well as some of the other 50 X series by this author.

That being said, I'd say that I found only 35 or so of the 50 books interesting to me personally.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Knowledge is Power on September 3, 2006
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This comprehensive library focuses on business, motivation and prosperity. It surveys 50 of the all-time classics that have enriched millions, and offers key ideas, insights and applications for personal and financial success. It's a great audio...inspiring and helpful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By shaun sperry on November 5, 2010
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I thought it was great. Not only is this inspiring, but it allows you to find other books you are interested in, to further your education on a more detailed level.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neal on July 4, 2010
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A must listen There was so much info that i'm going to have to go back and take notes (when i have 10 hours to go back) This is a great way to get "cliff notes" of 50 great books... a great way to find out a little about a lot and if you want more info, you can go out and buy the book. i found out that a lot of "success books" coming out these days are rehashes of thoughts published many many years ago! highly recommend... i just got 50 selfhelp and 50 psychology greats.... on to my next!
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By A. C Rucker on July 18, 2014
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Highly recommended listening.
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