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The Go-Getter

A Story That Tells You How to Be One
Written by: Peter B. Kyne
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This classic motivational parable (over 500,000 copies sold worldwide) shows you how to make your own opportunities in life. Ever since its first printing, in 1921, The Go-Getter has inspired employees and entrepreneurs to take initiative, increase their productivity, and excel against the odds. In this audiobook, Bill Peck, a war veteran and double amputee, not only fights to find employment, but continually proves himself more than competent at the many difficult tests that are thrown his way. Peck persuades Cappy Ricks, the crusty founder of the Ricks Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself with a sales assignment that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck, to everyone's surprise, beats his quota, Ricks hands him 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 his career as a successful manager. In a time when jobs are tight and managers lack the time 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 wonderfully read parable, employees at all levels will learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.

©2014 Gildan Media LLC (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

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Motivating book

quick and easy to finish.. Motivating and interesting story. I would certainly recommend this book ..#AUDIBLE1

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  • SSA
  • 2017-08-28

very good script

entertaining, engaging and very well paced. Enjoyed the well thought out story line. loved it

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  • Brian
  • 2017-09-28

Great Short Read

This will get you motivated! Thus brought back my go-getter attitude I had while a young private as well.

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  • Marilyn B.
  • 2017-08-13

Spellbound!

The Go Getter had my attention to the very end. What a story and pattern for life!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-06-25

My Favorite Book of all Times

This is by far the most motivating book I've ever read. I strive to pattern my life after this book.

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  • scott harrison
  • 2019-05-30

hilarious and educational!

loved it, old timey, easy listen quick story, cant go wrong. worth a buy without a doubt.

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  • Adam
  • 2019-04-14

inspirational story this one

started and finished in a big way all the elements of a great classic short story .

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  • Henry
  • 2019-02-04

Old story, principle is timeless!

this is a very old story but an amazing stories about somebody who is it go get her and will stop at nothing to get that because it shall be done

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  • Scott
  • 2018-12-08

excellent life lesson

Such a great story. We pay our kids (and now grandchildren) to read this story and provide a book report. Even though the verbage used is (sadly) not common to this next generation, it's an awesome bridge to the way the world was. A way to show the slow fade from a better time.

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  • Mrs. Harris
  • 2018-06-20

Excellent

Reminded me of the story of the faithful servant in the Bible. Where the servant was faithful over a little thing and then rewarded by being a ruler over much. It taught me persistence in the midst of adversity and struggle and to push past pain to accomplish the goal.

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  • todd
  • 2018-04-18

Focus on your goal

I did not know what to expect but it was definitely worth the hour Read. just helped to motivate me to stay focused on goal and follow through.