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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Harteis book review

Fred Harteis Business Book Review

The Greatest Salesman In The World Author: Og Mandino

Best seller. Easy to read. Captures the imagination

From Fred Harteis - This is the sequel to the Og Mandino inspirational motivational classic, Greatest Miracle In The World. Og Mandino is a master story teller. As you enjoy each page, you’ll find that the book has remarkably little to do with being a great salesman. The focus is personal development and growing in wisdom and becoming a better person. Each scroll contains a life lesson. The Greatest Miracle has a well earned reputation as business and motivational holiday classic. You’ll find yourself going back to it time and time again. I do.

FROM THE PUBLISHER
The Greatest Salesman in the World combines the power of storytelling and ancient parable in this classic guide to the true essence of salemanship. It is the two-thousand-year-old tale of Hafid, an impoverished camel boy who came into possession of ten ancient scrolls which contained the wisdom necessary to help him achieve all of his ambitions.

Harteis - Book Audio Tape
Rachel Astarte Piccione of Audio File says
The power of storytelling and ancient fables makes The Greatest Salesman in the World a classic for all intrigued by the world of business. It is the two-thousand-year-old tale of Hafid, an impoverished camel boy who achieves a life of material abundance with the aid of 10 mystical scrolls. Og Mandino’s performance is even more poignant after hearing his introduction, in which this mild-voiced, world-famous motivational expert tells the tale of his own accomplishments through hard work and perseverance, subtly paralleling his life with Hafid’s. Many books claim to teach the secrets of success. Both practically and metaphorically, The Greatest Salesman in the World achieves this goal. R.A.P. © AudioFile

HARTEIS Critics : Publisher’s Weekly Said…
This is a sequel to Mandino's 1967 bestselling parable about Hafid, a camel boy who happened upon a young couple and their shivering infant. Carrying a red cloak, which his master had instructed him to sell, Hafid generously wrapped it around the child, who was the infant Jesus…
As the new story opens, an older Hafid (who rose from camel boy to ``greatest salesman'' in the original) …Closing with ten ``Vows of Success,'' this is shaky theologically, but a predictable best seller. EC
Columnist: Fred Harteis