In his typically candid style, Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business’ rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail.
Why you should listen:
- He spent ten years researching success and doing over 500 interviews with many “greats”.
- Spoke face-to-face with Bill Gates, Martha Stewart, the Google founders, etc.
- Created one of the world’s largest databases on success.
- Discovered The 8 Traits Successful People have in Common.
- Wrote the bestselling book 8 To Be Great.
- Is consistently rated the “Most Inspirational Speaker” by audiences.
- Has shared the stage with Richard Branson, Bill Gates, and General David Petraeus.
- On the prestigious TED.com website, his talk is in the top 20 “Most Viewed” out of 700 great talks.
- It’s also in TED’s “Favorites,” “Most Inspirational,” “Funniest,” and “Most Translated” categories.
Who is he:
- Achieved corporate success as ten-year member of scientific staff at Nortel’s R&D labs
- Achieved entrepreneurial success as founder of The St. John Group.
- Won highest awards in business communications.
- Became a millionaire.
- Has a black belt in judo.
- Cycled halfway around the world on a ten-speed bike.
- Ran over 50 marathons on all seven continents.
- Climbed two of the world’s seven summits
- In his talk, St John speaks about people who succeed only to fail. What lesson does he offer us?
- He says that all endeavors start with a good idea. He gives a formula for generating good ideas. What is it?
- He speaks about the “CRAP” we find in life. What does this acronym stand for
- What are his “Eight Steps to Success”?
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