Profiles of Black Success
Thirteen Creative Geniuses Who Changed the World
By (author) Gene N. Landrum
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Profiles of Black Success by Gene N. Landrum
Book DescriptionGene Landrum has expanded his popular "Profiles" series to feature 13 special individuals whose extraordinary achievements result from an insatiable internal drive and a demand for excellence despite few inherited advantages. What are the characteristics which brought them creative and entrepreneurial success? Are these characteristics of genius inherited or acquired? "Profiles of Black Success" focuses on five important factors historical mentors, (e.g., Frederick Douglass or Martin Luther King, Jr.), nature versus nurture, crisis and creativity, success imprints, and personality making his work contrary to the Bell Curve Theory. Landrum's examples of the highly talented concentrate on distinctive outlets to realise creative potential: Business Power Berry Gordy, John Johnson, Reginald Lewis; Entertainment Bill Cosby, Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey; Humanities Maya Angelou, Paul Robeson; Politics Shirley Chisholm, Nelson Mandela, Thurgood Marshall, Colin Powell; and Sports Michael Jordan.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781573921190
(230mm x 155mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Prometheus Books
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gene N. Landrum
Eight Keys to Greatness, Hardback (July 1999)
Shows that charisma, competitiveness, confidence, drive, intuition, rebellion, risk-taking, and tenacity led the celebrities to the top by selecting six disciplines which include the arts, business, humanities, politics, science, and sports and those who achieved greatness within them. This book includes biographical commentary on 28 visionaries.
Profiles of Power and Success, Hardback (April 1996)
Shows that energised creative geniuses are self-motivated and driven individuals who learned how to be great. This book helps motivate those who dare to reach for success and power in their own lives. It concentrates on six distinctive outlets to realise individual creative potential.
Profiles of Genius, Hardback (May 1993)» View all books by Gene N. Landrum
Demonstrates, through thirteen examples, that future entrepreneurial success in a global marketplace will depend on technological innovation, adaptability to change, intelligent risk-taking, and competitive drive.
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Author Biography - Gene N. Landrum
Gene N. Landrum, Ph.D. (Naples, FL), creator of the Chuck E. Cheese concept of family entertainment, is a high-tech start-up specialist, new product innovator, marketing authority, and a popular lecturer. He is also the author of Profiles of Genius, Profiles of Female Genius, and Profiles of Power and Success.
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