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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,084 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Peter B. Kyne Narrator: Jason McCoy Publisher: ABN Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN:
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In The Go-Getter, Bill Peck, a war veteran, persuades Cappy Ricks, the influential founder of the Rick's Logging & Lumbering Company, to let him prove himself by selling skunk wood in odd lengths - a job that everyone knows can only lead to failure. When Peck goes on to beat his quota, Rick hands Peck the ultimate opportunity and the ultimate test: the quest for an elusive blue vase.

Drawing on such classic values as honesty, determination, passion, and responsibility, Peck overcomes nearly insurmountable obstacles to find the vase and launch hia career as a successful manager.

In a time when jobs are tight and managers are too busy for mentoring, how can you maintain positive energy, take control of your career, and prepare yourself to ace the tests that come your way? By applying the timeless lessons in this compulsively listenable parable, employees at all levels can learn to rekindle the go-getter in themselves.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 ReallyRashida ReallyRashida | 2/18/2014

    " This book was boring and hard to follow... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Parker | 2/7/2014

    " Alot of good insight. Also mentions how to handle some situations on life and the perspective of mentally to approach a task given. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/31/2014

    " A great story and a quick read!! It shall be done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Legacy Dad | 1/27/2014

    " How to be persistent and get an edge in business and life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Munson | 1/26/2014

    " A very short parable (you can read it during your lunch hour) on how a young unemployed veteran is handed the opportunity to take his career to the top (if he succeeds) or go down in flames and ruin his career (if he fails). The book runs along the lines of the "Who Moved My Cheese" approach (though it was written in the 20's) of using a short story to explain a few very basic (though powerful) principles. This book really sums up the guiding principle of consulting: Even if you aren't sure you can do it, tell yourself that you can, figure out how to pull it off and execute (and don't give up). And above all...always go above and beyond what's expected - even if it's very painful to do so. A great little short story (though somewhat unrealistic - I don't know of any human being that would go to all of the trouble of the main character) that reminds us of what we can accomplish when our backs are against the wall and we never give up. The motto of the go-getter: It shall be done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eli Vergara | 1/24/2014

    " The principles in this book could not be more relevant for today's world. The Go-Getter's story, written in 1921 can be applied to today's world. A simple novel of character, passion and determination that is fun and entertaining and cherishes strong values. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tbone | 1/18/2014

    " an awesome book that tells you how not to be a ferry whiney wasteless person "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandrea | 1/11/2014

    " A little anecdote on perseverance...the plot is confusing at first, but makes sense after the preliminary pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 1/4/2014

    " Recommended by a business training class I attended. The intent of the book is wondeful, and the ideas behind the book are invaluable for anyone wanting to do well in the business arena. If I could I would give this book 4.5 out of 5 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan Haywood | 12/27/2013

    " Nice little story. I liked the underlying message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Keiffer | 12/12/2013

    " 1920's book - modern day principles. I read front to back in about an hour & a half. Definitely worth the time invested. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt | 12/11/2013

    " Short, easy read...but honestly I didn't take much away from it. Mostly an anecdotal story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 12/9/2013

    " Are you a Go-Getter? This quick read lets you know what it means to be one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig Rozelle | 11/24/2013

    " I really like this very short book for the simple lessons it teaches about being trustworthy, loyal, passionate, and dedicated. I've read Kyne's other books featuring Cappy Ricks, Captain Matt Peasley, and Skinner. I find his writing highly entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 10/15/2013

    " Great book to lead by example, and live up to commitments regardless of inconvenience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 7/18/2013

    " This is the story of "The Blue Vase". A great story about tenacity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanejohnson | 5/23/2013

    " I read this book probably once a year, I love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 2/7/2013

    " A quick read and a really inspiring story about a man who does whatever it takes to get the job done. Losers make excuses, winners find a way... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 1/21/2013

    " I thought it was a fairly easy read, good story, and it is great for those looking to go the extra mile or start a business. I definitely enjoyed it :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manjari Kanukurthy | 12/25/2012

    " Good inspirational story...probably not realistic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Coletta | 10/30/2012

    " Short but powerful. Everyone needs to be looking for the Blue Vase in all that they do! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Shultz | 9/5/2012

    " I quick and enjoyable read. Easy to finish in a day or a few hours. Good story for a Sunday afternoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremiah | 8/9/2012

    " LOVE the message of the book and love the ending. The style of the writing felt very grating to me however, and I had to fight through it to enjoy the wonderful message of ownership spirit that this book is all about. Pretty short and to the point. "

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About the Author

Peter B. Kyne (1880–1957) was a prolific screenwriter and the author of the 1920 bestseller Kindred of the Dust. His stories of Cappy Ricks and the Ricks Lumber & Shipping Company were serialized in the Saturday Evening Post and Cosmopolitan magazine.