Success Built To Last

Ian Paul Marshall —  July 27, 2010

Success Built To LastSuccess Built To Last

by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery and Mark Thompson

Ian’s Review of Success Built To Last: Creating A Life That Matters

I stumbled upon this book while writing Your Great Awakening and even though I didn’t base any of my book off of it I still fell in love with Success Built To Last.

Don’t be fooled by it’s plain Jane style of cover this book is filled with insight and knowledge. Wisdom that will inspire you to start to transform your life and become the success that you’ve always dreamed of.

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From The Publisher

The phenomenal follow-up to the bestselling Built to Last

Imagine discovering what successful people have in common, distilling it into a set of simple practices, and using them to transform your career and your life. That’s what Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery, and Mark Thompson—leading thinkers in organizational development and self- improvement have done in Success Built to Last. Two hundred remarkable human beings from around the world are included, notably:

  • Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO,
  • Warren Buffett
  • Bill Clinton
  • Frances Hesselbein, former CEO, Girl Scouts of America
  • Maya Angelou
  • Bill Gates

Each shares how he or she harvested victories, learned from failures, and found the courage to be true to their passions. By following a set of simple principles culled from these inspiring interviews, readers can transform their business and personal lives—and discover the true meaning of success.

From the Back Cover

Chosen by BusinessWeek as one of the top 5 books of 2006 in careers.  Read the full story at

Imagine discovering what successful people have in common, distilling it into a set of simple practices, and using them to transform your life and work. Authored by three legends in leadership and self-help — including Built to Last co-author Jerry Porras — it challenges conventional wisdom at every step. Success Built to Last draws on face-to-face, unscripted conversations with hundreds of remarkable human beings from around the world. Meet billionaires, CEOs, presidents of nations, Nobel laureates and celebrities — the rich, the famous and the unknown. Meet unsung heroes who’ve achieved lasting impact without obvious power or charisma. Famous or not, most started out ordinary.

Discover how successful people “harvest” their strengths and their weaknesses, their victories and their surprising failures. Discover how you can find meaning in your life and work just as they did and summon the courage to follow your passions. Above all, see how they’ve sustained success for decades and you can too.

About the Authors

JERRY PORRAS coauthored (with Jim Collins) Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, which has sold over one million copies. He is Stanford Graduate School of Business Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change, Emeritus, and lectures worldwide.

STEWART EMERY, considered one of the fathers of the Human Potential Movement, served as the first CEO of EST, cofounded Actualizations, and is the bestselling author of Actualizations: You Don’t Have to Rehearse to Be Yourself and The Owner’s Manual for Life. As a consultant, he asked questions that led MasterCard to its legendary “Priceless” campaign.

MARK THOMPSON is an executive coach, advisor to senior management teams, award-winning audio book producer, and former executive producer of Forbes Magazine listed him as one of America’s top venture investors with the “Midas” touch.

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