The Great People of Our Time

by Dean Gualco



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/28/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781491750322
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781491750339
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 116
ISBN : 9781491750292

About the Book

We read about the great people of our time to find their inspiration for a life of risk and uncertainty, how they overcame the challenges of their life, and why they never gave up – no matter the adversity or criticism encountered. We study great people because we want to learn from their stories, their hardships and their triumphs. We converse with great people because we want to be inspired to achieve greatness in our own lives, a fact that is certainly within our grasp.

Greatness, in contrast to what some believe, is not a circumstance a person is born into. Most are not born to be multimillionaires any more than others are born to be the best tennis players of their generation. Those who become great are among the chosen few not solely because of their birthright or talent, but because of their passion and fearlessness. Great people have certain traits and characteristics that make them unique, but these traits are common to most men and women.

In studying the great people of our time, the most striking revelations were the similarities in their paths to greatness. Those who become great did so because they followed their passions, overcame formidable obstacles, went down swinging for what they believed in, and left a legacy of honor, decency, and goodness. These are the defining characteristics of the great people of our time, a remarkable story of those who led purposeful and meaningful lives that fulfilled their destiny and made the world a better place to live.

About the Author

Dean Gualco earned a doctorate from the University of the Pacific and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He is a university professor, public speaker, and owner of Torgun Consulting, which specializes in corporate management. He is the author of five other books, including The Good Manager: A Guide for the 21st Century Manager.