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The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How to Be One

Narrated by: Jason McCoy
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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In The Go-Getter, Bill Peck, a war veteran, persuades Cappy Ricks, the influential founder of the Rick's Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself by selling skunk wood in odd lengths - a job that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck goes on to beat his quota, Rick hands Peck the ultimate opportunity and the ultimate test: the quest for an elusive blue vase.

Drawing on such classic values as honesty, determination, passion, and responsibility, Peck overcomes nearly insurmountable obstacles to find the vase and launch hia career as a successful manager.

In a time when jobs are tight and managers are too busy for mentoring, how can you maintain positive energy, take control of your career, and prepare yourself to ace the tests that come your way? By applying the timeless lessons in this compulsively listenable parable, employees at all levels can learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.

©2012 ABN (P)2011 ABN

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  • Nate
  • 27-07-15

Amazing.

Amazing story of inspiration and courage to go beyond the norm and be a go getter!! Thanks for a great read! Speaker was a little fast for some of the old English, but overall the content made me give it 5 stars!

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  • drzuhc
  • 09-07-15

Moving

Only you can choose to give up. Life offers one guarantee if you quit. YOU LOSE.

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  • Teresa
  • 12-01-20

Timeless

A great book with important life lesson. Don't quit no matter what your facing or you age.

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  • Kyle
  • 17-03-19

Good listen

Narration is not my favorite. Word choice is very aged. Overall great listen just for the plot.

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  • E. Dyer
  • 09-01-19

Great motivational book.

Short, but motivational. The tell of man who went quit and who never gave up. We should all be so tenacious.

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  • chris lunt
  • 11-06-18

good short story

If you listen to the story there is a man that is a go getter and you can follow his actions of doing everything he can to be successful. Pushing, pushing and pushing. It got lower stars from me because it was not that entertaining or interesting or Suspenseful.

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  • Beth M
  • 14-03-18

Great Story!!! Great Message!!!!

Narrator used same tone so you couldn't tell one from another. The message was GREAT!!!

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  • Brent Huntington
  • 21-01-18

I always enjoy this classic.

Thiis book is highly recommended for anyone who needs to get things done. if you are in sales, you need this information

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  • St-Hilaire
  • 01-06-17

Loved it!

So glad I read this book. A little surprised by the stories. Great book, a classic!!!

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  • Rondell C
  • 25-02-17

inspirational read

it was a good story had a point but I felt it could have went more in depth but I'm smart enough to get it and I did . thanks for taking the time to write the book.