Extraordinary People: Real Life Lessons

Extraordinary People: Real Life Lessons on What It Takes to Achieve Success


Real Estate and Money Show PodcastScott S. Smith, Freelance Contributor, “Leaders & Success” Column Investor’s Business Daily and Book Author. Listen and hear him discuss “Real Life Lessons on What It Takes to Achieve Success“.

  • You interviewed Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix–what have been the keys to his success?
  • You included Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsico–most people never heard of her, even though everyone is familiar with its products, so what makes her outstanding?
  • You’ve interviewed a lot of top business leaders–what are some of the most important things you learned from them?
  • You include a lot of high achievers from history, like President John F. Kennedy, Catherine the Great, and Simon Bolivar. How are these relevant to business success?
  • You have two Founding Fathers, President John Quincy Adams and Gouverneur Morris, who drafted the Constitution, in your book. You’ve written extensively about the early leaders of the US–what’s important about them that we should remember today?
  • You also write about physicist Stephen Hawking and Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee–how is knowing about them helpful to someone who owns a business?

Extraordinary People: Real Life Lessons

Scott Smith

Scott S. Smith is a freelance journalist, whose 1,200 articles have appeared in 175 publications, including Investor’s Business Daily, Success, Entrepreneur, and Chief Executive. He has interviewed such influentials as Bill Gates, Stan Lee, Meg Whitman, Howard Schultz, Barbara Corcoran, Lee Iacocca, Kathy Ireland, Brian Tracy, and Dean Koontz. His new book, Extraordinary People: Real Life Lessons on What It Takes to Achieve Success looks at the careers of 21 famous people, past and present, to understand the attitudes and actions that can help anyone achieve their goals. These include Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, author Anne Rice, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, music producer Quincy Jones, and Catherine the Great of Russia. He created www.ExtraordinaryPeopleBook.com to encourage reader participation in the exciting process of learning about and modeling high achievers.