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Og Mandino

Augustine “Og” Mandino (December 12, 1923 – September 3, 1996) remains one of the best-selling inspirational authors today. His books have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over twenty-five different languages. He was the president of Success Unlimited magazine until 1976.

Mandino found sales accidentally. After his WWII military duties, Mandino discovered that many companies were not hiring former bomber pilots. As a result, he became an insurance salesman. Traveling on the road and sitting in bars at night, Mandino became an alcoholic. As a result, he was unable to keep a job, and was left by his wife and child. One morning Mandino’s life changed when he became compelled to attempt suicide. But as he sorted through several books in a library, volumes of self-help, success and motivation books captured his attention. He selected some titles, went to a table and began reading. Mandino began to read hundreds of books that dealt with success, a pastime that help him alleviate his alcoholism. Eventually became a writer. His works were inspired by the Bible and influenced by Napoleon Hill, W. Clement Stone, and Emmet Fox.

Essential Reading:

The Greatest Salesman In The World Mandino wrote The Greatest Salesman in the World which offers a spiritual philosophy of salesmanship, which involves a message of honesty and believing in what you are selling.

Classic Mandino Quotes

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

“Do all things with love.”

“Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.”

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”

“Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.”

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”

Other Titles by Og Mandino:

The Greatest Secret In The World
The Greatest Miracle In The World
The Gift Of Acabar (with Buddy Kaye)
The Choice
Mission: Success!
The Greatest Salesman In The World Part II: The End Of The Story
The Ten Ancient Scrolls For Success: From The Greatest Salesman In The World
The Greatest Mystery In The World
Secrets For Success And Happiness
The Greatest Success In The World
A Treasury Of Success Unlimited