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The Present : The Gift That Makes You…

The Present : The Gift That Makes You Happier And More Successful At Work… (edition 2003)

by Spencer Johnson

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Title:The Present : The Gift That Makes You Happier And More Successful At Work And In Life, Today!
Authors:Spencer Johnson
Info:Doubleday & Co, (2003), Edition: Second Edition, Hardcover, 112 pages
Collections:Your library, Finished Reading
Tags:Self Improvement

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  Ria_Vao | Mar 5, 2015 |
Another great motivational book from Spencer Johnson. The Present follows the premis of Johnson's other great book Who Moved My Cheese. It's a short simple book based on a man telling a story about the Present. The Present is really focusing on the present time and putting your best efforts forth. Johnson has a great way of motivating people thru a simple story. ( )
  realbigcat | Dec 5, 2011 |
A simple idea that if implemented can change your life. A Simple version of the The Power of Now. Its a quick read, very simplistic but if it makes you stay in the The Present a bit longer then its worth it. ( )
  Neale | Apr 20, 2011 |
As a young boy grows into an adult, he shares this journey with a wise old man. It’s through this relationship that he learns about “The Present”. According to the old man, The Present is the best present anyone can receive.

As the young boy grows into a young man, he becomes restless with his life and career. He repeatedly returns to the old man to seek guidance and wisdom about how he can obtain The Present. Each time, the old man explains that only the young man has the power to find The Present for himself. And after each visit, the young man continues his search for The Present. Eventually the young man finds The Present and begins to understand how powerful it truly is. ( )
1 vote scoutlee | Mar 6, 2010 |
This is a very short book (112 pages) and can be read in about an hour. I know because I sat in one of Barnes and Noble's chair and read it. I'm not going to say too much about this book in my review because if you are interested, you would be better off to read the book and judge it for yourself. It is in the same narrative style with which Johnson and Ken Blanchard have had so much success, but for some reason this one didn't bother me so much. Maybe because simple subjects work with simple narratives.

While the message is deeper than this, it mainly deals with Learn from the Past, Live in the Present and Plan for the Future. It just reiterates something have all been told many times, but the format and side comments made make it very interesting and thought provoking. Perhaps that is why the narrative works with this one - it doesn't bang one over the head, but allows everyone to get something slightly different out of it. Take an hour, go to your local bookstore with a chair and read it. ( )
  DanStratton | Dec 9, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385509308, Hardcover)

Another Spencer Johnson #1 Bestseller
#1 New York Times Business
#1 Wall Street Journal
#1 BusinessWeek

From the Author of Who Moved My Cheese?

Dr. Spencer Johnson’s stories of timeless, simple truths have changed the work and lives of millions of readers around the world. Now comes an insightful new tale of inspiration and practical guidance for these turbulent times.

Good Things Happen To Those Who Open The Present

The Gift That Makes Your Work And Life Better Each Day!

For over two decades, Spencer Johnson has been inspiring and entertaining millions with his simple yet insightful stories of work and life that speak directly to the heart and soul. The Present is an engaging story of a young man’s journey to adulthood, and his search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old man. This Present, according to the old man, is “the best present a person can receive.”

Later, when the young boy becomes a young man, disillusioned with his work and his life, he returns to ask the old man, once again, to help him find The Present. The old man responds, “Only you have the power to find The Present for yourself.” So the young man embarks on a tireless search for this magical gift that holds the secret to his personal happiness and business success.It is only after the young man has searched high and low and given up his relentless pursuit that he relaxes and discovers The Present—and all of the promises it offers.

The Present will help you focus on what will make you happier and more successful in your work and in your personal life, today! Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can give yourself.


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'The Present' is an engaging story of a young man's journey to adulthood, and his search for 'the present', a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old man.

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