The Gift That Makes You Happier And More Successful At Work And In Life, Today!
Crown Business, Hardcover, 9780385509305, 112pp.
Publication Date: September 23, 2003
Another Spencer Johnson #1 Bestseller
#1 New York Times Business
#1 Wall Street Journal
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.
Inspiring and entertaining people with his insightful stories that speak directly to the heart and soul, he is often referred to as the best there is at taking complex subjects and presenting simple solutions that work.
Dr. Johnson is the author or co-author of many New York Times bestsellers, including three #1 titles: "Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change In Your Work and Life"; "The One Minute Manager(R)," the world's most popular management method, co-authored with Kenneth Blanchard; and "The Present: The Gift That Makes Your Work And Life Better Each Day!"
After graduating with a B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern California, Dr. Johnson received his M.D. degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, and completed medical clerkships at the Mayo Clinic and the Harvard Medical School.
He served as Director of Communications for Medtronic, the inventors of cardiac pacemakers; Research Physician at The Institute for Inter-Disciplinary Studies; Consultant to The Center for Study of the Person; and most recently Leadership Fellow at the Harvard Business School.
His work has captured the attention of major media, including the BBC, CNN, Fortune,
"New York Times, Reader's Digest, Today" show, "Time" magazine, and "USA Today."
Over thirty million copies of Dr. Johnson's books are available in more than forty languages.
“Many of the people I have observed could have been even happier and more successful, in their careers and their lives, had they been given the gift of The Present.”
Norman Augustine, Fmr. Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.,
Fmr. Chairman, American Red Cross, Fmr. Lecturer, Princeton University