A Message to Garcia

Letto da: Kent McKamy
Durata: 10 min
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A Message to Garcia, written by legendary author Elbert Hubbard, is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of listeners. For many, A Message to Garcia is required reading (or listening) for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Elbert Hubbard is highly recommended. A Message to Garcia should be a part of everyone's personal library.

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  • CH
  • 18/12/2019

not as expected

not the book it appears to be. look for the actual book before getting this audio discussion of the topic

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  • Utente anonimo
  • 06/08/2018

Long time staple of the Marine Corps reading list

but recently taken off (as I understand it). Probably time to put it back on and help some millennia junior leaders think about its message. I had never heard of this short missive until a few years ago, long after I retired from the Army. But I came across it when I was looking for something short and sweet for my nephew who had joined the Marine Corps reserves. Turns out to be an excellent thinking piece, for young leaders, on a variety of issues, but probably on three important ones. First, the important of taking on any task and doing it to the best of your ability. Even simple tasks like delivering a message are important. Second, sometimes, doing something is hard work and not easy. So, in the common day vernacular of the military, it means, "buckle-up buttercup;" this is going to be hard! Something all leaders need to learn. Third, and lastly, finding the right person to do a job is important. As noted in the writing, someone can be a good accountant but not a good courier. Getting the job done right depends on the right person, even at mundane tasks. Good read and delivery by Kent McKamy, but might not be everyone's favorite voice. Also, its a book that you can and should read more than once. Overall, a good addition to a reading list on leadership, management, or business in general.

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  • shandell
  • 19/01/2016

listen to this everyday

loving it over and over again. I've owned the hard back for fifteen years and now this gift to myself has changed my life.

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  • 14/09/2019

just do it

awesome message really drove the point home. i highly recommend. best short story keep it classy

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  • 07/02/2019

An incredible read!

A Message To Garcia.
It starts out explaining the importance of Independent Action and blind faith. Which is so rare in the current day. If only this Author could see how much worse it’s gotten he’d turn in his grave. This is a must read, it’s super motivating and aspiring to accomplish the mission with not only faith but with independent thought and action to get the job done. “If men will not act for themselves what will they do when the benefit of their action is for all.” A similar read is a book by the title of “ The Butterfly Effect” I highly recommend it. As this book explains the unmotivated and unwillingness in people, the next one I recommended explains the Effect on doing or accomplishing something and what it lead to in the future.

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  • 25/01/2019

great book to listen too

it's a quick an great listen. the lesson behind the book is something to carry out through life.

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  • Cristy L. Nowak
  • 02/09/2018

Timeless Lesson on Followership

A Message to Garcia reminds us that personal and professional success requires a commitment to action and excellence. When Hubbard urges the reader to take hold and "do the thing," Nike's "Just Do It!" campaign swooshed through my head.

The prose shows its age, as does its reference to the Spanish-American War, dinner pails, and offices filled with armies of clerks. Dont give up, dear reader. The anachronisms underscore1 the timelessness of the message, as does the grandfatherly voice of the narrator.

Conscientiousness. Independent action. An ethos of service. These are the characteristics that our bosses, investors, society wants: they all want the person who can be entrusted to carry a message to Garcia.

Along with the soft skills of leadership and self-improvement preached by current day writers, there is still room for embracing the harder realities of the professional world. There is still a need for more Rowans.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06/08/2018

My Favorite Motivation Title

It's very short, concise and has inspired millions.
The surface story is an extremely brief tale about a man who was trusted to get a job done.
The real message is to know what you're doing & work to get it done.
Show initiative, find a way, accomplish the mission.
There will always be a job for a man (or woman) who gets things done.

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  • Tedious Profession
  • 07/05/2018

incredibly relevant even today

this is still relevant more than a century later. I've got several versions of this essay and audio. this reader makes it engaging and his tones make it easier to understand where some of my students may not already some of the language used

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  • Allen
  • 10/04/2016

Seldom spoken truths ...

Quoting from "The Richest Man in Babylon":

"Work was my grandfather's secret key to the golden shekels? "

"It was the only key he had when I first knew him. Thy grandfather enjoyed working, and the Gods appreciated his efforts and rewarded him liberally."

If you appreciate that logic, you'll appreciate "A Letter to Garcia"

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  • ganiyu
  • 03/11/2012

Your better off reading The book of Proverbs.

The point of this book is to go the extra mile. Or hire the person that goes the extra mile.

There you have it in a nutshell.



Your better off reading The book of Proverbs.