What Makes Great Great by Dennis Kimbro

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Part vocational pep rally, part how-to book, What Makes the Great Great elaborates on the inspiring message bestselling author Dennis Kimbro put forth in his first book Think and Grow Rich--A Black Choice. In What Makes the Great Great, the author explores the strategies and thought processes of successful African-Americans. Through dozens of interviews and the inspirational stories of people like John H. Johnson, Publisher of Ebony magazine, Condoleeza Rice, Provost of Stanford University, and Ann Fudge, President of Maxwell House Coffee, Dr. Kimbro outlines the nine strategies that determine success.

According to Dr. Kimbro, being great depends on a commitment to making dreams come true: "All high achievers make choices, not excuses." He believes we all have the seeds of greatness in us, and his book gives readers the tools to discover and nurture those seeds, showing hem how to motivate themselves to master every aspect of their lives.

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Dennis Kimbro is the author of four books, including Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice, and a certified Napoleon Hill Science of Success trainer and leadership coach. Kimbro's motivational lectures have influenced the boardrooms of General Motors, Walt Disney, Frito-Lay and Wells Fargo. He has appeared on such shows as Today and Larry King Live, and has been featured in Success, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today. Kimbro is listed in Who's Who in Black America and is the former director of the Center of Entrepreneurship at Clark Atlanta University.
Published February 23, 2011 by Main Street Books. 339 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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African Americans seeking high levels of success and accomplishment must never let negative influences such as poverty and racism infiltrate their souls, exhorts Kimbro in this inspirational self-help

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Although some of the authors' lives can seem distant in their hardship (growing up picking cotton in Jim Crow Louisiana, for example), they are examined unsentimentally, with an appreciation for what can be gained through tough circumstances.""Today, when my children ask, 'What is success?,' I an...

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More than a highly personal, conversationally written pep talk, it uses the success stories of black achievers in many fields--Maya Angelou, broadcasting magnate Percy Sutton, track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee, chocolate-chip cookie tycoon Wally ""Famous"" Amos, Soft Sheen hair-care multimillionair...

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