“Redefining Success” by Brett Wilson
“Ladies and Gentlemen young and old, welcome to the corporation of Canada. To make it this industry you must be willing to claw, bite, stab, belittle and take credit for every good idea even if it not your own. Save every penny, pinch them, hide them, bury them under your mattress or dig a hole in the yard, share nothing with no one for you will never receive anything in return. From this point on you will commit to your job seven days a week and twenty four hours a day, Christmas is no longer a time for giving but rather for receiving large overtime pay. Read all about what it takes in the newly released novel by one of Canada’s wealthiest and most highly respected entrepreneurs, Mr. Br…what?…well no I haven’t actually read the book but all these business type thingy’s are all the same … huh… priorities?… Health?…Family?…philanthro-what? You’re kidding???”
Move over old school corporate tactics, enter Brett Wilson. In Brett’s new book “Redefining success” he takes the reader into a very honest description of himself, his past, the mistakes he has achieved and some of the very personal battles he has faced. Reflecting back to the traumatic failure of his marriage and a fierce bout with prostate cancer Brett then describes how he took time to rewri…or rather redefine who he is and what he truly values in life.
It’s a novel that outlines the path to Brett’s incredible accomplishments and in my opinion the way business or perhaps life should be done, drawing a bold dividing line between financial and complete success. In this time of global recession brought on by greed fueled corporate mismanagement Brett shows how wealth can be achieved by prioritizing the important things. He takes care of his health and family, and then surrounds himself with good capable people to build business. He then invests a substantial portion of his good fortune back to the community, charities and other young talented entrepreneurs. Utilizing this strategy Brett has built an empire of loyal friends, co-workers, strong family ties and yes, money.
I usually never read this genre of book but I was pleasantly surprised by the strong inspiration and moral message. For me this book proves that last place isn’t strictly reserved for good people. It’s not just a better business book as I first suspected, it focuses more on life values and looking at the big picture. There are business parts some readers may not get completely (not me but other people…and me) but he tells only what is necessary and pushes through quickly. I never once found this book overwhelming or hard to follow. I can honestly say that I never fell asleep reading it, nor did I ever have a problem picking it up to continue. The audience for this book is vast, there’s something in it for everyone but the group I strongly recommend to read this are the young adults setting off to make it on their own for the first time, this will be a great coming out present.
Review by Marc Bauer.