Excellence: Inspiration for Achieving Your Personal Best

  • 1h 47m
  • J. Pincott (ed)
  • Cyan Communications Ltd.
  • 2007

This encouraging collection contains more than 400 insights from a diverse group of remarkably successful people on how to achieve excellence both at home and at work. Respected celebrities from the fields of business, politics, sports, and arts and entertainment—including J. K. Rowling, Rupert Murdoch, Tiger Woods, Miuccia Prada, and Jon Stewart—provide inspiration and guidance on attaining distinction in their discussions of ambition, innovation, responsibility, and the hazards of mediocrity. Motivational text accompanies the quotes and prefaces of each thematic section, providing additional reflection on what "excellence" means and how to successfully manage this ultimate personal goal.

About the Editor

J. Pincott is a senior editor at Random House. She is the editor of Success: Advice for Achieving Your Goals from Remarkably Accomplished People and the author of (under the pen name Adam Brate) Making the Cisco Connection and Technomanifestos.

In this Book

  • Excellence—Inspiration for Achieving Your Personal Best
  • Introduction
  • Being Ambitious
  • Being a Communicator
  • Being Confident
  • Being Creative
  • Being Disciplined
  • Being Ethical
  • Being Flexible
  • Being Humble
  • Being Incisive
  • Being Intuitive
  • Being Liked and Loved
  • Being Meaningful
  • Being Passionate
  • Being Patient
  • Being Persistent
  • Being Proactive
  • Being Resilient
  • Being Respected
  • Being a Risk-Taker
  • Being Unique
  • Being Worldly
  • Selected Sources