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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Book "Obstacles Welcome" by Ralph de la Vega

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This book was published by By Thomas Nelson on 2009 and they were kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through the Thomas Nelson Book Sneeze Program.
This is the life story of Ralph de la Vega, who, starting with nothing, built his American Dream with hard working and determination. He tell us how he came to America from Cuba and all his struggle in order to succeed in USA. Ralph teaches us the importance of having strong values. He also says which are the pillars of success. According to him, we should look for opportunities everywhere, as every experience is an opportunity to learn and to shine, but nothing comes without sacrifice. His pyramid of principles (Integrity, Credibility, Teamwork, Attitude, Excellence and Vision) is a set of values that are the base for his work. He also mention that you can learn how to be a leader.
I started reading this book thinking it would be a boring biography, but Ralph did a magnificent job on writing about his personal life and experience coming to USA at the age of 10 from Cuba and escalating all the steps to the top of his career as Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. This is a very inspirational book showing that the American Dream can be achieved mostly by anyone who propose to work hard and with strong values. It really teaches you who to turn adversity to advantage in business and life.

Pages: 262
My Rate: 5 stars

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