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My Life & the Principles for Success

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Presents a unique summary of wisdom to be used to build a business, improve a family or develop as an individual. Includes an autobiography of Perot's early years.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 25th 1996 by Summit Publishing Group
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Subramani
Aug 03, 2009 Subramani rated it really liked it
Very nice book. Most of you will relate to the author's early life. His principles are simple and very practical. Author's love and commitment for the family and friends are commendable.
Author re iterates several times in the book that only in America this sort of success is possible which could have been avoided. As we all know there are several such success stories around us.
Christopher Lewis Kozoriz
"Making money should not be your goal. Building a great company, developing the world's finest products, and creating jobs for thousands of people are worthwhile goals. Making a lot of money is not." ~ Ross Perot, My Life & The Principles of Success, Page 112.

Currently the 403rd richest person in the world according to Forbes (April 16, 2016). He has a net worth of 3.9 billion dollars.

The first edition of this book was written 1996. The copy I read was the second edition produced in 2002.

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Art
Sep 30, 2015 Art rated it really liked it
The first part of the book is a simple autobiography of Ross Perot. Mr. Perot obviously has a great deal of love and respect for his family and country. Hard work, smarts, and some luck allowed him to become a successful businessman. The second part of the book contains his principles for success. I would definitely recommend, especially to young people. This book does not delve into Mr. Perot's run for President in '92 and '96. Look elsewhere for that information.
Alan
Dec 14, 2011 Alan rated it really liked it
The first part of the book was an interesting biography of Ross Perot's life. The second part, his success principles, were very impressive. Much of the information is similar to what you would read in a Seth Godin or other business books, but with his own spin. Great info. It would have been very interesting to see Ross Perot as president...
Sheelie Kittee
Jul 16, 2016 Sheelie Kittee rated it it was amazing
So insightful! A book to return to for sure, when needing fuel and motivation for any life pursuit. Academic, vocational, and simply keeping things in perspective.
Calvin
Apr 24, 2011 Calvin rated it really liked it
A good book in very simple language. The real value of this is found in the last chapters that lays out guiding principles about conducting a successful business for the long term.
Matthew
Aug 25, 2012 Matthew rated it really liked it
Ross is superhuman. He's a good man who worked very hard, raised a strong family and became extremely wealthy. Its inspiring.
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American businessman, who is best known for running for President in 1992 and 1996.

In 1992 Perot got 19% of the votes, which is the most what an independent candidate ever received.

In 2008 Perot spoke out against John McCain as presidential candidate and supported Mitt Romney instead.

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