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A Message to Garcia

And Other Essential Writings on Success
Narrated by: Charles Conrad
Length: 47 mins
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Summary

Elbert Hubbard was that rarest of beings - a philosophical businessman. In 1895 he founded the Roycrofters, a community of artisans selling handcrafted goods. A prolific author, he was a favorite of Henry Ford, Theodore Roosevelt, and other great leaders of his time.

A Message to Garcia is Hubbard's most famous work. In it, he argues that the greatest hero is the man who simply does his job, completing the task no matter what the obstacles. Within Hubbard's lifetime, the message was reprinted more than any book besides the Bible. Today, it is required reading at US military academies.

This volume includes an introduction by Hubbard's personal assistant, Felix Shay, plus Hubbard's essays on "Mental Attitude", "Initiative", "Ability", and other qualities essential to success, making this the best available edition of the book.

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  • Matthew
  • 06-02-18

Overrated.

Listen to the podcast, “Successful Dropout”. Simply: Be confident. Be assertive. Be willing to think and do. Be bold.

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  • andy
  • 11-01-20

Business Classic Must Read

We loved this book. Its a short read and is over before you know it. There are some gem quotes that will be put into the common place and be read regularly. If you are an employer or an employee read this! If you thought "millennial snowflakes" were a modern phenomenon, you will see that its just same ole human nature for this generation. Testing and proving are essential to human character as stated in this story.

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  • Jed
  • 02-10-18

Dated but still some good info anyway.

Found the language was dated, but the ideas are still relevant for today. Would recommend anyone who is starting in the business world and even people that have been in it for a while.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-08-18

Great Classic

Not loving the intro 2 chapters, however once it gets to the actual story as originally written, it is worth it. I have read this book a dozen or more times, however listening to it, I still pull more from it each go round. A simply timeless piece, reflecting the same issues then we fave today in our society and in business.

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  • Fabrício
  • 10-04-18

A motivational masterpiece for the ages

At moments his advice slips into idealistic righteousness, but Hubbard's words are nevertheless so illuminating and timeless that you would believe they were written ten years ago. Everyone should read and reread this book, from the tender child to the jaded elder.