If you want to know the secret to success, ask a successful person-that's exactly what the authors of an informative book did.
The authors of "Success Built to Last" (Plume) questioned successful people-from CEOs to Nobel laureates to community leaders-then distilled the formula into a set of simple principles.
The 200 remarkable people interviewed for the book include Warren Buffet, Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos (founder and CEO of ) and Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of Girl Scouts of America.
Each of the interview subjects shared how he or she harvested victories, learned from failures and found the courage to be true to his or her passions. The stories and advice are as inspirational and surprising as some of the individuals interviewed.
And it's not just about making money. With a subtitle of "Creating a Life That Matters," the book also stresses the importance of working at something you love and believe in.
"This book presents a path to the kind of lasting success that transcends fear and endows healthy self-esteem," said Jack Canfield, best-selling co-author of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series.