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The Go-Getter is one of my all time favorite books. There are more lessons in the pages of this small book than there are in some novels. This is my review. Proofreading Team. The Go-Getter A Story That Tells You How to be One By Peter B. Kyne * * * * * DEDICATION THIS LITTLE BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE . Ever since its first printing in , The Go-Getter has inspired employees and In this book, Bill Peck, a war veteran, persuades Cappy Ricks, the crusty.
This book was inspiring and has given me a new outlook regarding my job and my life goals.
There are actually many lessons to be learned in this little book. The main lesson I took away from the book is that if someone like Mr.
I highly recommend it! If you enjoy reading motivational books or educational books in business. Then I recommend this one it is a great title and helps you with your personal life, business life, and financial life. I love self-help books and this is a great one. This little book by Peter Kyne was written in It is interesting to read something written nearly 90 years ago and find some much that makes sense today.
It is the story of an employee who is tested by his employer who gives him an impossible task just to see the mettle he is made of. My favorite quote is, " It filters down from the top. An organization is what its commanding officer is--neither better nor worse. I have seen this principle play out again and again in schools. I think a few more Go-Getters in the world will make it a better place to be.
Approaching difficult tasks with the attitude "it shall be done" is a whole lot more refreshing than all of the excuse making we commonly see today. Be a Go-Getter. Quick read to describe what I look for when i hire a new employee. There is a man in my town who owns 14 Pizza Huts. I found out he made his managers read this book before he hired them. I figured if it's good enough for him, it would be good enough for me. It is a fast read, entertaining but also gets across the point very well about self-starting.
I recommend it to bosses, parents and those who want to self-start everywhere. When I first got the book I thought, " hmm, this is a little book But by the end I was very impressed with the subject matter This book doesn't really tell you "HOW," to be a go getter but it does give one all of the steps to prepare for the journey ahead.
I am impressed with this "Little" book. I actually gave the book to one who really needs this information we'll see if they are similarly impressed. I'd recommend this booklet to anyone who suffers from excess Thanks for the speedy delivery. One person found this helpful. See all reviews. site Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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The man was in charge of the Shanghai office before you ever opened your mouth to discharge your cargo of free advice. But--I've been twenty years reducing a tendency on the part of that fellow's head to bust his hat-band. And now he's gone south with a hundred and thirty thousand taels of our Shanghai bank account.
Ricks," Mr. Skinner cut in coldly, "that he was bonded to the extent of a quarter of a million dollars. Not a peep.
And I recall now that I was reminded by you, Matthew, my son, that I had retired ten years ago and please, would I quit interfering in the internal administration of your office. Henderson has drunk and gambled and signed chits in excess of his salary. He hasn't attended to business and he's capped his inefficiency by absconding with our bank account. We couldn't foresee that. When we send a man out to the Orient to be our manager there, we have to trust him all the way or not at all.
So there is no use weeping over spilled milk, Cappy. Our job is to select a successor to Henderson and send him out to Shanghai on the next boat.
I suppose I'm far from generous, bawling you out like this. Perhaps, when you're my age and have a lot of mental and moral cripples nip you and draw blood as often as they've drawn it on me you'll be a better judge than I of men worthy of the weight of responsibility. Skinner, have you got a candidate for this job? All of the men in my department are quite young--too young for the responsibility. Strikes me you were about twenty-eight when I threw ten thousand a year at you in actual cash, and a couple of million dollars' worth of responsibility.
You say Andrews has never been tested. Why hasn't he been tested? Why are we maintaining untested material in this shop, anyhow?
Answer me that. Tut, tut, tut! Not a peep out of you, sir. If you had done your Christian duty, you would have taken a year's vacation when lumber was selling itself in and , and you would have left Andrews sitting in at your desk to see the sort of stuff he's made of. Why, he wasn't twenty-six years old.
Skinner, you're a dodo! The killjoys like you who have straddled the neck of industry and throttled it with absurd theories that a man's back must be bent like an ox-bow and his locks snowy white before he can be entrusted with responsibility and a living wage, have caused all of our wars and strikes.
This is a young man's world, Skinner, and don't you ever forget it. The go-getters of this world are under thirty years of age. Matt," he concluded, turning to his son-in-law, "what do you think of Andrews for that Shanghai job? He's been with us long enough to have acquired sufficient experience to enable him--" "Has he acquired the courage to tackle the job, Matt? I assume that he has force and initiative.
I know he has a pleasing personality. You've butted in, so I suggest you name the lucky man. He does possess sufficient force and initiative for his present job, but--" "But will he possess force and initiative when he has to make a quick decision six thousand miles from expert advice, and stand or fall by that decision?
That's what we want to know, Skinner. Skinner replied with chill politeness, "that you conduct the examination. By the Holy Pink-toed Prophet! The next man we send out to that Shanghai office is going to be a go-getter. We've had three managers go rotten on us and that's three too many. His head sank on his breast and he closed his eyes.
Within ten minutes his private exchange operator called him to the telephone. His name is Mr. William E. Peck and he desires to see you personally. Peck into Cappy's presence. The moment he was fairly inside the door the visitor halted, came easily and naturally to "attention" and bowed respectfully, while the cool glance of his keen blue eyes held steadily the autocrat of the Blue Star Navigation Company.
Ricks, Peck is my name, sir--William E. Thank you, sir, for acceding to my request for an interview. Peck sat down, but as he crossed to the chair beside Cappy's desk, the old gentleman noticed that his visitor walked with a slight limp, and that his left forearm had been amputated half way to the elbow.
To the observant Cappy, the American Legion button in Mr. Peck's lapel told the story. Peck," he queried gently, "what can I do for you? I do not anticipate a refusal. Peck's engaging but somewhat plain features rippled into the most compelling smile Cappy Ricks had ever seen. Ricks," he replied.
I have always found, however, that before proceeding to sell goods I had to sell the manufacturer of those goods something, to-wit--myself! I am about to sell myself to you. You've sold me already. When did they sell you a membership in the military forces of the United States of America? I soldiered with the Knights of Columbus at Camp Keamy myself, but when they refused to let me go abroad with my division my heart was broken, so I went over the hill.
Peck's heart considerably, establishing at once a free masonry between them. Whittling my wing was a mere trifle, but my broken leg was a long time mending, and now it's shorter than it really ought to be. And I developed pneumonia with influenza and they found some T.
I've been at the government tuberculosis hospital at Fort Bayard, New Mexico, for a year. However, what's left of me is certified to be sound. I've got five inches chest expansion and I feel fine. I have my head left--and my right arm. I can think and I can write, and even if one of my wheels is flat, I can hike longer and faster after an order than most. Got a job for me, Mr. I'm out of it, you know.
Retired ten years ago. This office is merely a headquarters for social frivolity--a place to get my mail and mill over the gossip of the street. Our Mr. Skinner is the chap you should see. Skinner, sir," the erstwhile warrior replied, "but he wasn't very sympathetic.
I think he jumped to the conclusion that I was attempting to trade him my empty sleeve. He informed me that there wasn't sufficient business to keep his present staff of salesmen busy, so then I told him I'd take anything, from stenographer up.
I'm the champion one-handed typist of the United States Army. I can tally lumber and bill it. I can keep books and answer the telephone. He's high, low and jack-in-the-game in the shipping end of our business. He was very kind. He said he felt that he owed me a job, but business is so bad he couldn't make a place for me. He told me he is now carrying a dozen ex-service men merely because he hasn't the heart to let them go. I believe him.
Why do you come to me? Peck replied smilingly, "I want you to go over their heads and give me a job. I don't care a hoot what it is, provided I can do it. If I can do it, I'll do it better than it was ever done before, and if I can't do that I'll quit to save you the embarrassment of firing me.
I'm not an object of charity, but I'm scarcely the man I used to be and I'm four years behind the procession and have to catch up. I have the best of references--" "I see you have," Cappy cut in blandly, and pressed the push-button on his desk. Skinner entered. He glanced disapprovingly at William E. Peck and then turned inquiring eyes toward Cappy Ricks. We'll have to take a chance.
At the present time that office is in charge of a stenographer, and we've got to get a manager on the job without further loss of time. So I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll send Andrews out on the next boat, but inform him that his position is temporary. Then if he doesn't make good out there we can take him back into this office, where he is a most valuable man. As a favor to me, Skinner, my dear boy, as a favor to me.