Dennis P. Kimbro Ph.D., one of the preeminent African American speakers in the motivational industry. is book, in the author’s seat with his second book, What Makes the Great Great: Strategies for Extraordinary Achievement. It takes a break from the “strictly business” mode of Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice by offering something for everyone who wants to secure a rewarding well-balanced life, not just wealth or status.
The book is based on the premise that traits inherent in the world’s most extraordinary achievers are present in everyone–a theme established in Kimbro’s first book as well as in the original Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. The key to personal and professional accomplishment is simply knowing how to tap into those qualities and exploit them through hard work and persistence.
Kimbro establishes a link between business and spirituality, suggesting that excellence is attained when balance coexists in mind and mission. The book outlines the process of achievement, from prioritizing values, to choosing the right vocation, to mastering the disciplines of wealth. Vignettes of entrepreneurs and professionals, including Arthur G. Gaston, Joe Dudley and Herman Russell, reveal some interesting personal facts and insights into how they overcame hurdles and pitfalls in their careers.
What Makes the Great Great: Strategies for Extraordinary Achievement by Dennis P. Kimbro, Doubleday; $23.95