Summary of The Greatest Salesman in the World
Copyright © 1968 by Og Mandino. First published by Frederick Fell Publishers, Inc. Published by Bantam Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking, described this work by Og Mandino as “one of the most inspiring, uplifting and motivating books I have ever read.” Mandino’s works have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. This book tells the story of an ancient merchant and his 10 mystical scrolls, each bearing a spiritual precept that is applicable to sales success. getAbstract recommends Mandino’s advice to those in sales or sales management who gain support from self-help literature with a Christian point of view.
In this summary, you will learn
- How Hafid, this fable’s main character, became the greatest salesperson of his time;
- What life lessons and sales principles his ancient scrolls reveal; and
- How to apply Hafid’s principles to become a better salesperson and a more fulfilled human being.
About the Author
The inspirational author Og Mandino, a former World War II US Army fighter pilot and insurance salesman, overcame alcoholism, wrote 19 books and headed Success Magazine.
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1 year agoI loved this story ever since my father gave it to me and encouraged me to read it. An instant favorite.
2 years agoAn instant classic