By Stanley A. Weiss
“Rumbustious, hot and disarmingly candid … this can be an extraordinary lifestyles, mentioned with humor and wit.”
—The Wall road Journal
Most people spend our lives conversing ourselves out of items. yet what may you accomplish for those who by no means held your self again?
What if, regardless of your fears, you went for broke whenever?
You may possibly stay a lifestyles as outstanding because the one Stanley Weiss has lived for almost a century.
A thin Jewish child from Philadelphia education to struggle and certain die within the U.S. invasion of Japan in 1945, Stanley Weiss got here domestic to the demise of his loving yet vulnerable father, who left his mom penniless. Vowing immediate to not allow his insecurities restrict him as they'd his father, Weiss pledged that his mom could by no means need to fear. Later, an embarrassment suffered by the hands of his prosperous girlfriend's well-known father ignited in him a choice to higher himself in each approach and dwell lifestyles to the fullest.
Inspired by way of a Humphrey Bogart motion picture, Weiss moved to a international kingdom to seek for treasure—where Rule no 1 was once ''Don't Die.'' alongside the way in which, his zest for dwelling has taken him from the corporate of mythical artists and poets in Mexico, to writers and beatniks in Sixties San Francisco and Hollywood; from drunken nights with a infamous secret agent to friendships with 3 of the boys who performed James Bond; from glamorous events in Gstaad and Phuket to energy politics in London and Washington, DC. a narrative of progress, tenacious concentration, and sturdy humor, it stretches from the times of ''Don't Die'' to Weiss's reaction whilst requested why enterprise executives have been drawn to combating nuclear conflict: ''Being useless is undesirable for business.''
For those that think the realm is formed by way of usual those that push themselves to do awesome issues, Stanley Weiss's tale will motivate and shock whereas reminding us all that being lifeless is undesirable for business—and being dull is undesirable for life.
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