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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling & Ross Publishers (September 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0977954587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0977954582
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,827,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Eckberg is a modern-day Napoleon Hill. “ --Jack Warkenthien, host of BizRadio Network's “"Where Main Street Meets Wall Street"

What a fascinating, enlightening collection of interviews– containing the essence of each notable contribution cuts right to the chase! A library of insights in one volume. --Dr. Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

A really interesting book. Candid and alive, and one in which you ll find some real gems to help you succeed in your heart's quest in life. --Midwest Book Review

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Former business reporter at The Cincinnati Enquirer. The Hindu finds The Success Effect an "unputdownable read." Whether cultural icon of commerce or kid selling golf balls from the course tee near his backyard, this much I've learned: commerce is about people. It has always been that way. It will always be that way.

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It's a quick and easy read but has lots of meat.
Brenda Corbett
One of the more interesting interviews is of Doug Newburg, the Director of Performance Education at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Richard Konrad
I have been meaning to write a quick review of this book ever since I read it a few months ago just after publication.
MJ

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jake Barnes on May 18, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I reallly like John Eckberg's book. It's got some uncommonly engaging touches for a business book. Each CEO he interviews gets asked some personally revealing details, such as to list what CDs are prominent in his CD rack, and what books are on his nightstand. It humanizes them. And Eckberg shows flair and personality in his questioning, far beyond the usual bottom-line fixations. It ends up peeling back the mask on many of his captains of industry, showing a little of what makes them tick. My only criticism, really, is that some of these mini-profiles are too brief. Just when they're opening up, it's over. But that's a quibble over the book's formatting. This one's a winner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Priscilla Johnson TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 27, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I wondered when I first approached this book how well I could do a review since I was not sure if the contents would even hold my attention. I am a simple person and at my age perhaps not one that would be going forth to be a success in business, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I found.

You see, this is a book that is chock full of information that can be used in many areas of one's life, not just in business. The wisdom given and life lessons learned and shared, can be implemented in dreams both large and small in one's own life. Between the pages of this book our author, John Eckberg, compiles for us interviews of some of the most successful business people in the world. His questions are straight forward and asked in such a way that they actually bring the person to answer in a down-to-earth way that is both informative and at times down-right entertaining and always interesting. We hear from names like Donald Trump to Jerry Springer and we even get a little glimpse into their personal tastes with the injection of little sections such as, Books on The Nightstand, and CD's In The Changer.

I have to say this was a really interesting book, written in a free-flowing style, candid and alive and one that you will find some real gems of information to help you succeed in your heart's quest in life.

Shirley Johnson

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MJ on July 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I have been meaning to write a quick review of this book ever since I read it a few months ago just after publication. Normally don't read business books they bore me out of my wits and besides they all trot out the same tired old platitudes souped up with this year's latest buzzwords.

This book however was decidedly different in approach, in tone and in information. It actually has an awful lot of really down-to-earth and practical advice and he also talks to differnt people.. first time I've seen Doobies' and Steely Dan's jeff baxter in the pages of a business book. read it in one sitting then gave it to mty eldest boy who won't listen to a word I say ;-) It's good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ReecesPieces on May 2, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Eckberg has managed to sit down with movers and shakers; Trump, Pelz, Longaberger, and yes, Jerry Springer (who is actually cooler than you would guess), and a bunch of others you've heard of and some you haven't, for a peek into what makes someone successful, or as the cover says, a "trailblazer." I was surprised at what these people said, and how, left to their own devices, away from traditional media, soundbites and their PR people, just responded to the author's sometimes goofy and off the cuff questions. He asks Deepak Chopra how to interpret the fact that he and his friends were fishing and not catching anything and then happened upon a stream of dead fish floating through their legs. Interesting in the least. It really is conversations, so don't be expecting career advice laid out for you-- you have to intepret what to take from these discussions. unique to say the least.
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By Jacob Paulsen on November 11, 2011
Format: Hardcover
What a refreshing read. The Success Effect by John Eckberg made me add a lot of other books to my Amazon Wish List. John has included interviews with America's best business leaders and innovators. Several of them have their own books and many of these were added to my wish list.

The personal jokes and stories are so rarely found in most books of this genre and it made for an entertaining and more impactful read. Thank you John for referring me to this book and for autographing my copy! I am excited to go through your new "Pot of Gold" book this next year
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Format: Paperback
The leadership book category is extremely crowded. John Eckberg deserves a lot of credit for providing a new entry that is truly unique - and truly adds value to the topic. As the subtitle suggests, he takes an uncommon approach to interviewing an unconventional line-up of interview subjects. The result is a collection of success-oriented insights on leadership you simply won't find anywhere else.

Todd Sebastian
Best-selling author, Tell Your Clients Where to Go! A Practical Guide to Providing Passionate Client Leadership
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Format: Paperback
I like The Success Effect in its entirety and believe one of its great strengths is that no one interview stands out. The interviews for me - primarily due to the author's penetrating questions and revealing responses - maintain a consistency and cohesion rarely found in collections of interviews I have read.

I enjoyed the interviews that surprised me the most. The Success Effect contained success stories from so many walks of life, they allow the reader to believe that - unlike success stories from more typical business books where business talks to business - here the reader feels one could actually apply their ideas and suggestions to their own life and work. The questions the author puts forth have a profound humanizing effect on each of the interviewees.

That said, I did especially like several interviews including the interview with Jerry Springer (because the author helped reveal someone in contrast to expectations put in place by the media;) Deepak Chopra (because I thought coming to the interview I was very familiar with him and his work and, despite the relative brevity of the interview, felt that he revealed something more of himself here;) Doug Newburg (because of his principled insights and ideas about top performers;) Tom Kelley of IDEO (the author manages in very few pages to reveal yet another facet of his success;) Patrick Lencioni, Doug Hall and Peter Block (because I personally find everything Block writes and says to be worthy of our time and interest. The interview with him did not disappoint.) All-in-all I believe you will find this book of interviews to be a success.
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