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How To almost Make A Million Dollars
by Robert X Leeds   

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Publisher:  Epic Publishing Company ISBN-10:  0967402565 Type: 


Copyright:  June 1, 2004 ISBN-13:  9780967402567

A rebuttle to all those who attribute business success to inspiration and perspiration.

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How To almost Make A Million Dollars

" How To almost Make A Million Dollars - I almost Did It. You Can almost Do It Too" is a motivational book that challenges the business cliche that proclaims  SUCCESS is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.

By using actual examples, the author destroys this fallacy and give his own perscription for ultimately achieving success.

His examples include Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Adams, and Walt Disney in his list of GREAT FAILURES!

Defining his own formula for eventual success, he asserts that eventual SUCCESSS is 10% inspiration, thirty-five percent perspiration, and 55% providence.

His historical attributions are reinforced by over sixty years spent in a variety of business endeavors which included spending seventeen years with General Motors, a business partnership with Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds Hamburgers, a movie partnership with the great actor-director Orson Welles, and 27 years as president of his own company.

 This is a book that can turn failure into eventual success! 


Once upon a time, four very good friends sailed their boat out on the ocean to go fishing. Their names were Ambition, Doubt, Fear, and Failure.

Upoon reaching the middle of the ocean, a squall came up and they lost their sails, motor, oars and all their fishing equipment.

Doubt, Fear, and Failure did nothing except complain, blame Ambition, and predict their demise. But, Ambition instinctively knew their had to be a way to survive. He found an open safety pin on the bottom of the boat and tied it to a piece of string he found and threw it overboard. suddenly he felt a tug on the string. He pulled up the string and to everyone's amazement he found an ancient oil lamp attached to the end.

Ambition started wiping the lamp when, to his surprise, a genie appeared.

"Thank you! Thank you!" the genie bellowed, "and for freeing me from that watery prison, I shall grant each of you one wish."

Doubt spoke out, "I doubted the wisdom of this trip from the beginning. I wish I was back in the warm security of my home. Whoosh, the wish was granted.

Then the genie turned to Failure who said, "I knew from the start we would fail! Just return me to my home and I will never go fishing again. Whoosh, his wish was granted.

Finally, the genie turned to Ambition and asked him his wish. Ambaition looked around and said, "I am so lonely, I wish I could be with my friends. WHOOSH!

If there is one lesson you should learn in life, it is to NEVER invite Doubt, Fear, and Failure into your boat!

Then the aGenie asked Failure what his desire was and Failure responded, "Before we started I

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