The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How to be One by Peter B. Kyne. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Although Kyne’s tale of business smarts has been around for some time (it was first published by William Randolph Hearst in ), it doesn’t feel dated. Indeed . Publisher’s Notes. Ever since its first printing in , The Go-Getter has inspired employees and entrepreneurs to take initiative, increase their productivity, and.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This story will have you thinking about it in the future.

Skinner did, and at once entered into a discussion of the new customers, other prospects he particularly desired Mr.

It tells the story of a veteran who wants a job with a lumber company and his resolve to get the job. I have my head left–and my right arm. And during the first few pages of the short story, the only man that he thought fit that trait was his son-in-law who he was seeking to fill a position at the company’s Shanghai office. But tell me, Bill. From Salt Lake City he wired an order for two carloads of larch rustic and in Ogden he managed to inveigle a retail yard with which Mr.

The Go-Getter (a Story That Tells You How to Be One)

Fortunately, Bill, we have very little of it, but whenever our woods boss runs across a good tree he hasn’t the heart to leave it standing, and as a result, we always have enough skunk spruce on hand to keep our salesmen humble. One of the higher-ups at my current companythe senior VP of sales, of coursegave me, and every one of his past employees, this book as a new-hire gift. Skinner had been trying to do business for years, into sampling a carload of skunk spruce boards, random lengths and grades, at a dollar above the price given him by Skinner.

There are other details as well Peck had already talked with egtter other vice-presidents and been turned down, he had a great working knowledge of Cappy’s business, etc. He applied to me for a job and I gave him his answer. I’m the only crazy man talking. To ask other readers questions about The Go-Getterplease sign up. The go-getters of this world are under gdtter years of age. In fact, I’m in bed as I speak to you now. Skinner’s house at one o’clock Sunday afternoon?

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Other versions add the original? Through fictionalizations that cut to the core of these issues, this book offers everyone the inspiration to tap resources and overcome roadblocks on the way to success.

If you had done your Christian duty, you would have taken a year’s vacation when lumber was selling itself in andand you would have left Andrews sitting in at your desk to see the sort of stuff he’s made of.

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Skinner cut in coldly, “that he was bonded to g extent of a quarter gdtter a million dollars. He does possess sufficient force and initiative for his present job, but–” “But will he possess force and initiative when he has to make a quick decision six thousand miles from expert advice, and to or fall by that decision?

In order to understand this scenario, the story revolves around Alden P. An organization is what its commanding officer is–neither better nor worse. An hour and a half later they landed in a stubble field in the Salinas Valley and, bidding his friend good-bye, Bill Peck trudged across to the railroad track and sat down.

Maybe the borderline spoiler is that if a task seems odd and great, it’s possible you’re being groomed or simply tested for bigger and better possibilities.

Skinner, if you put a prohibitive price on that skunk fir, by the Holy Pink-toed Prophet, I’ll fire you! Go home and to bed and forget it.

The Go-Getter by Peter B. Kyne

Eckstein, if you got to have it, call up my head salesman, Herman Joost, in der Chilton Apardments–Prospect three–two–four–nine, und tell him I said he should come down right avay qvick und sell you dot blue vase. It cost enough and was hard enough to get, so it should be precious enough to form a gift for any friend of yours.

Not to give away anything, but the character, if not stopped, would have made some immoral and illegal decisions to reach his goal, and the protagonist of the story would have been good with that.


I was often tempted to quit, but whenever I’d reflect on the number of American lives I was saving daily, a commission was just a scrap of paper to me.

Ricks will speak to you. From the night watchman he ascertained the address of his pilot friend and at midnight, with his friend at the wheel, Bill Peck and his blue vase soared up into the moonlight and headed south. Cohn, however, a policeman was standing in the doorway, violating the general orders of a policeman on duty by surreptitiously smoking a cigar.

The chief clerk was to advise Mr. I recommend it to bosses, parents and those who want to self-start everywhere. You have described the vase–no you haven’t. At the present time that office is in charge of a stenographer, and we’ve got to get a manager on the job without further loss of time. Peck knew it too, and smiled graciously upon the general manager, for young Mr.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. And I flagged this train because I wanted to change my method of travel. Ricks was out and the tetter of his return was unknown.

Cohn, whereupon the cautious Herman Joost replied that he would confirm the authenticity of the message by telephoning to Mr. At every turn he is thwarted by life’s circumstances and must rely on his own tenacity and wits to see him through.

The story demonstrates well the need for go-getters. A great little short story though somewhat unrealistic – I don’t know of any human being that would go to all of the trouble of the main character that reminds us of what we gteter accomplish when our backs are against the wall and we never give up.