Getting There: A Book of Mentors by Gillian Zoe Segal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you've ever wished that you could speak to some of the "greats" in your industry, then your wish has been answered.
Gillian Zoe Segal, in Getting There: A Book of Mentors has pulled together successful people from across industries and had them share—in their own words—how they came to be a success. Mentors include business greats such as Warren Buffet, Ian Schrager, and Sara Blakely; to nonprofit greats such as Wendy Kopp, Helen Gayle, and Nitin Nohria; to creative greats such as Matthew Weiner, Jeff Kinney, and Jeff Koons.
And it is inspiring to read how many of them came to success later in life: they too had to figure out their place in this world and weren't always right in their first—or second—attempt. But with perseverance, hard work, learning from their missteps, and sometimes with the help of others they were able to achieve success.
So it's not too late or impossible for us either.