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Got What It Takes? Successful People Reveal How They Made It to the Top


Bill Boggs



9780061122927
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Format: Paperback, 336pp.
ISBN: 9780061122934
Publisher: Collins Living
Pub. Date: April 8, 2008

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Beyond talent, what factors have determined and defined the careers of well-known individuals? Timing? Contacts? Risk-taking? Willpower? Training? Luck? In Got What It Takes?, Emmy Award®-winning interviewer Bill Boggs shares the success secrets he uncovered in candid conversations with 44 powerhouses, ranging from major names in entertainment and the arts to leaders in sports, fashion, the business world and more, including: Mark Burnett, Craig Newmark (Craigslist.com), Matt Lauer, Anna Quindlen, Renée Zellweger, Daniel Boulud, Sir Richard Branson, Mario Cuomo, Clive Davis, Bobby Flay, Jim Cramer, James Blake, Bobbi Brown, Joseph Abboud, Norman Lear, Brooke Shields, Bob Pittman, Bill O’Reilly, Maria Bartiromo, Joy Behar, Jeff Lurie, Diane von Furstenberg, Jeff Zucker, Donald Trump, Norman Lear, Tom Perkins, and Joe Torre, among others. They speak frankly about their careers, crucial influences, how they deal with adversity, stress, bad luck, bad press, the inner resources they draw upon, and the choices they made that helped them to prevail in their careers and in their lives. Their stories are engaging, surprising, inspiring, and filled with practical strategies that have been tested in the trenches.

This readable book is packed with revelations and a host of suggestions about how you can approach your career and the professional challenges you face. It’s an inside view of what makes the most successful people tick and a lessons-in-life career guide from accomplished stars at the top of their games.

 
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Bill Boggs, four-time Emmy Award®-winning talk show host, has been a major figure in television for more than 25 years. As host of the New York-based Midday Live with Bill Boggs, NBC's Weekend Today in New York, and the long-running Food Network hit Bill Boggs Corner Table, as well as shows on comedy, history, sports, music, and other topics, he has interviewed many of the most notable personalities of our time. Bill is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Master's degree from Penn's Annenberg School. He and his wife live in New York City.

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Introduction - The Reasons for Success
1The Path to Success: Find Your Path; Get Hired; Capitalize on Luck and Timing; Make Good Decisions
2The Mind-sets of Success: Seize Opportunity; Identify Your Drive, Mission, and Purpose; Cultivate Self-Confidence; Strengthen Your Will to Prevail; Defy Category
3The Practices of Success: Work Hard; Collect Wisdom; Don't Take Anything for Granted; Take the Risk; Develop Excellent Everyday Practices
4The Challenges of Success: Confront Fears, Insecurity, and Other Inner Demons; Learn to Cope with Stress; Allow for Regrets, Failures, and Mistakes; Overcome Adversity; Resist Ruinous Temptations; Keep Your Life in Balance
5Advice for Success: Know When to Reassess; Use What You've Got; Industry Advice from the Pros
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