"The Greatest Salesman in the World" Back Cover of The Book: Each generation produces its "literature of power.” This type of writing literally has the power to change the reader's life. In this tradition, The Greatest Salesman In The World is destined to influence countless lives. Here is the legend of Hafid, a camel boy of two thousand years ago, and his burning desire to improve his lowly position in life. To prove his potential ability, he is dispatched from Bethlehem by his master, the great caravan merchant, Pathros, to sell only one robe. He fails and instead, in a moment of pity, gives the robe to warm a newborn baby in a cave near the inn. Hafid returns to the caravan in shame but is accompanied by a bright star shining above his head. This phenomenon is interpreted by Pathros to be a sign from the gods, and he gives Hafid ten ancient scrolls, which contain the wisdom necessary for the boy to achieve all his ambitions. This timeless story also presents the complete writings from the original scrolls. Hafid applied their secrets of success to become the greatest salesman in the world... and what they accomplished for him they can also achieve for you... for we are all “salesmen”... and the success we attain in life depends greatly on how we “sell” ourselves to others.
Og Mandino (December 12, 1923 – September 3, 1996) was an American author. He wrote the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World. His books have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over twenty-five different languages. He was the president of Success Unlimited magazine until 1976 and is an inductee of the National Speakers Association's Hall of Fame. Mandino wrote The Greatest Salesman in the World which contains the "time-tested wisdom of the ancients distilled into ten simple scrolls" which, if followed for the prescribed ten months, will as Og says, "seep into my other mind, that mysterious source which never sleeps, which creates my dreams, and often makes me act in ways I do not comprehend. As the words of these scrolls are consumed by my mysterious mind I will begin to awake, each morning, with a vitality I have never known before. My vigor will increase, my enthusiasm will rise, my desire to meet the world will overcome every fear I once knew at sunrise, and I will be happier than I ever believed it possible to be in this world of strife and sorrow." The scrolls each have a principle designed to replace bad habits built up over a lifetime which "threatens to imprison my future" with good habits developed through a ten-month process of studying the scrolls.