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Triumph From Failure:
Lessons from Life for Business Success

by Alistair McAlpine and Kate Dixey
Review by C.S. Clarke, Ph.D.


This book does one basic job and it does it well. It shows how to think about 10 areas of life that are essential to being happily successful in both work and personal achievement. If you think about these areas this way and behave in accordance with this philosophy, you increase your probabilities of accomplishment, contentment, health and prosperity.

This is a book of philosophical essays. The authors don't use stories, motivational anecdotes, how-to's or lists of resources for further study to accomplish their goals. (Although they include short quotations and examples.)  However, you don't have to be an intellectual to read this. It is clear, simple and understandable to an average high school student. And the philosophies can be easily applied. Just be aware that the authors do not hold you by the hand and tell you the possible applications. They do not attempt to entertain you, but simply challenge you to think more effectively about important issues. They offer no cheerleading to spark your enthusiasm, but rather a rationale for thinking of issues in particular ways.

To enjoy this book, you have to appreciate the simple, unadorned imparting of wisdom.


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