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The Young Man in Business   By: (1863-1930)

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Edward William Bok’s The Young Man in Business is a remarkable guide that offers invaluable insights into navigating the world of business. Drawing upon his own experiences and extensive knowledge, Bok provides young entrepreneurs and aspiring professionals with practical advice, astute observations, and a wealth of wisdom that is bound to resonate with readers.

One of the most commendable aspects of this book is its relatability. Bok effortlessly connects with his audience, understanding the challenges and dilemmas that young individuals face when entering the business world. He tackles a wide range of topics, including finding one’s passion, networking, building a personal brand, and overcoming obstacles. Throughout the book, the author’s lucid style of writing keeps readers engaged, making it easy to comprehend complex ideas and apply them to real-life situations.

Bok’s emphasis on self-improvement and never-ending learning is truly inspiring. He encourages readers to constantly upgrade their skills and knowledge, emphasizing that dedication to personal growth is the foundation for success. Moreover, he dispels the notion that age or lack of experience should hinder a young person’s progress, giving readers the confidence to pursue their dreams regardless of their current circumstances.

The Young Man in Business is not merely a guidebook; it also serves as a source of motivation and encouragement. Bok’s own success story, starting as a young immigrant with limited means and ultimately becoming a prominent figure in American history, offers readers a tangible example of what can be achieved through hard work, perseverance, and a relentless belief in one’s abilities. Such anecdotes inject the narrative with a sense of optimism and reinforce the notion that no dream is too big to pursue.

Although published over a century ago, this book remains relevant even in today’s evolving business landscape. While some references may be time-bound, the core principles and strategies presented in The Young Man in Business continue to hold true, making it a timeless resource for anyone seeking professional guidance.

In conclusion, Edward William Bok’s The Young Man in Business not only equips young entrepreneurs with valuable insights and knowledge, but it also ignites the spark of ambition within its readers. With its accessible writing style, relatable anecdotes, and powerful lessons, this book is a must-read for anyone embarking on a journey towards success in the business world.

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Copyright, 1900


All rights reserved

Colonial press

Electrotyped and Printed by C. H. Simonds & Co.

Boston, U. S. A.


A WELL KNOWN New York millionaire gave it as his opinion not long ago that any young man possessing a good constitution and a fair degree of intelligence might acquire riches. The statement was criticised literally picked to pieces and finally adjudged as being extravagant. The figures then came out, gathered by a careful statistician, that of the young men in business in New York City, sixty per cent, were earning less than $1,000 per year, only twenty per cent, had an income of $2,000, and barely five per cent, commanded salaries in excess of the latter figure. The great majority of young men in New York City that is, between the ages of twenty three and thirty were earning less than twenty dollars per week. On the basis, therefore, that a young man must be established in his life profession by his thirtieth year, it can hardly be said that the average New York young man in business is successful. Of course, this is measured entirely from the standpoint of income... Continue reading book >>

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