Got What It Takes?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It to the Top--So You Can, Too!

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9780061122934: Got What It Takes?: Successful People Reveal How They Made It to the Top--So You Can, Too!

Beyond talent, what factors have determined and defined the careers of well-known individuals? Training? Risk-taking? Luck? Emmy Award®-winning interviewer Bill Boggs shares success secrets he uncovered in candid conversations with 44 leaders in entertainment and the arts, sports, fashion, the business world, and more, including: Mark Burnett, Craig Newmark (Craigslist.com), Matt Lauer, Anna Quindlen, Renée Zellweger, Sir Richard Branson, Bobby Flay, Brooke Shields, Diane von Furstenberg, Norman Lear, Donald Trump, and Joe Torre, among others. They reveal crucial influences, how they deal with adversity and stress, and the choices they made that helped them to prevail in their careers and in their lives. This is an inside view of what makes the most successful people tick and a lessons-in-life career guide from accomplished stars at the top of their game.

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Bill Boggs, four-time Emmy Award®-winning talk show host and entertainment industry insider, has been a major figure in television for more than 25 years. As host of the New York-based Midday Live with Bill Boggs, NBC's Weekend Today in New York, and the long-running Food Network hit Bill Boggs Corner Table, as well as shows on comedy, history, sports, music, and other topics, he has interviewed many of the most notable personalities of our time. Bill is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Master's degree from Penn's Annenberg School. He and his wife live in New York City.

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Four-time Emmy winner Boggs hosts the New York talk show Midday Live with Bill Boggs for Metromedia and FOX, created and hosts Bill Boggs' Corner Table on the Food Network, and has been a game-show host, news anchor, and featured columnist for The Good Life magazine, the New York Times, and other publications. He has interviewed an impressive list of notable personalities during his 25-year career, including presidents, international leaders, athletes, writers, and movie stars. Setting out to define the factors that determine success in high-profile fields, he spoke to 44 individuals and got 44 versions of "what it takes" to reach the top. Interviewees such as Mario Cuomo, Diane Von Furstenberg, Renee Zellweger, Sir Richard Branson, Clive David, Jeff Zucker, Joe Torre, and others reveal sides of their personalities that are often unexpectedly different than their public facades. Includes numerous quotes and reflections on self-doubt, motivation, risk taking, and everyday practices. David Siegfried
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