Written in 2004, 50 Success Classics is a truly great collection of commentaries written by a passionate scholar and a personal development expert on some of the best books found in success literature.
Tom Butler-Bowdon got started with reading books on self-help and success very similarly to the way most of us did: a bit sceptical at first, he quickly grew thrilled and fascinated with the possibilities opened by some books. He ultimately extracted so many useful ideas to promote self-growth that it only made sense to share the newly found wisdom with others.
50 Success Classics came out after years of research aimed to find out common characteristics most successful people would share. Having read and analysed hundreds of books, Tom had identified a number of qualities that will benefit anyone looking to become successful, and had summarized key themes of each book to make it easier for reader to see what titles have to be read in full.
Each of the books is described in a separate chapter, provided with a short story of how a book was written and given a summary of the ideas suggested by its author. A few quotes from the original work provide a tasteful introduction to each author’s style, while commentaries by Tom highlight most influential themes and their life-changing impact.
While not retelling, the commentaries found in 50 Success Classics help one to recognize the unique appeal of each book, which forms an excellent guide to the success literature. Not only does this presentation key findings help you to quickly access the wisdom of most useful books ever written on success, but it also allows you to pick with ease and confidence the success classic titles that you know you will definitely enjoy.
Translated into 13 languages and sold in 25 countries, this book inspires so much that it can be read again and again. If you’re looking for a good start to make extraordinary changes in your life and become a truly successful person, 50 Success Classics is the best guide you can find.