Greatest Salesman In the World (Paperback)
Each generation produces its "literature of power." This type of writing literally has the power to change the reader's life. In this tradition, The Greatest Salesman in the World is destined to influence countless lives.
Here is the legend of Hafid, a camel boy of two thousand years ago, and his burning desire to improve his lowly position in life. To prove his potential ability, he is dispatched from Bethlehem by his master, the great caravan merchant, Pathros, to sell only one robe. He fails and instead, in a moment of pity, gives the robe to warm a newborn baby in a cave near the inn.
Hafid returns to the caravan in shame but is accompanied by a bright star shining above his head. This phenomenon is interpreted by Pathros to be a sign from the gods, and he gives Hafid ten ancient scrolls which contain the wisdom necessary for the boy to achieve all his ambitions.
This haunting story also presents the complete writings from the original scrolls. Hafid applied the scrolls of success to become the greatest salesman in the world ... and what they accomplished for him they can also achieve for you ... for we all are "Salesmen" ... and the success we attain in life depends greatly on how we "sell" ourselves to others.
You will long remember the book's final chapter ... as old, wealthy, and successful Hafid, The Greatest Salesman in the World, ultimately passes on the ten scrolls to a very special person.
Over 2,000,000 copies in print.
"I profited from Og Mandino's The Greatest Salesman in the World, and gave a copy to each of our marketing executives." - J. W. Marriott, President, Marriott Hotels
Book Review by Tom Hopkins, President, Tom Hopkins International
It is a quandary for me to choose one book out of may library that had the greatest impact on my life. I do believe, however, that I must choose The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino. Many years ago, this book greatly helped me with my attitude and self-image change. The impact was so great on me because of the "storybook" format built with tremendous psychological truths of happiness and achievement. If a person dedicated themselves to live by the ten scrolls and follow the assignments, they would have a definite change in their emotional stability take place.
As in any book that asks for time and home study commitment, if a person lacks the discipline to make the time to go through the exercises they truly are wasting the time they have spent reading the material. So many people want to change their environment and experience a greater degree of success and dine on the delicacies of our society, however, they keep looking outside of themselves for the answers instead of realizing the only thing holding him back is between his ears. If a person can alter the thinking process and fill their minds with knowledge, they can then have a truly positive impact in changing their lifestyle and outlook on life. Many people say, "Oh, if I was rich I would be enthusiastic too." I am finding those people that are rich emotionally, physically, financially and spiritually radiate their aura of enthusiasm before the riches become theirs. We are all trying to change someone, but must realize that any long lasting change must come from that person.
Book Review by Dave Dean, Author
Og Mandino's The Greatest Salesman in the World had a transforming effect on my life. For the first time in my life, I could honestly understand how some people that lack faith in God could give up on themselves and end life altogether. It was at that point that Og Mandino's book, The Greatest Salesman in the World, had a profound influence on me. I was selling books door-to-door again with The Southwestern Company in Nashville, Tennessee, for the summer. I found my direction and inspiration in two sources: The Bible and Og Mandino's book. I prayed daily and lived with the principles from The Greatest Salesman in the World. It never failed to give me inspiration, confidence, hope, peace of mind, and a belief that with the good Lord's help and a lot of hard work a comeback was possible. By following the philosophy so simply and skillfully presented, I developed persistence, a sense of humor, a love for people and a real sense of purpose and urgency. During my next thirteen years with Southwestern, over 50,000 of our salespeople read this classic. We felt so strongly about the positive influence The Greatest Salesman in the World was having that it became an automatic part of the material our salespeople received in starting their sales careers.