Sayings and quotes that people place on a desktop or post on an office wall often represent a personal credo, a statement of values, a guiding principle they intend to follow on a path to success. By placing the sign The Buck Stops Here on his desk, President Truman was stating categorically that he was responsible for all decisions made in the Oval Office. It was his constant reminder that one else would the blame for the way the country was governed. Just as his desk sign came to express Truman's decisiveness and accountability, we have found many other examples, 77 to be exact, in which successful people have used words of wisdom as daily inspiration. The compelling collection of desk signs and office wall mottos in this book offer a reminder of the importance of individual vision and commitment as they display values, purpose and beliefs, aspirations and philosophy. It's a fascinating view into social, ecomic and political history, as well as the individual influences on a remarkable group of accomplished men and women. You'll love discovering the secrets of their success.
Horace Martin Woodhouse is a trained historian and cultural anthropologist who has used his skills as researcher and writer to create a series of books that have become truly influential as time passes.