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To be or not be intimidated
« on: August 06, 2008, 12:18:39 PM »
One of my favorite books of all time and one of the books that really took my confidence to a new level is called To Be or Not to Be Intimidated?: That is the Question by Robert Ringer.  This is a re-write of this earlier book Winning Through Intimidation.

I first learned of this book my freshman year of college when it became a required reading for my Econ 101 class.  My econ professor happened to be an entrepreneur on top of being a teacher, so he was big into teaching us things that were on the fringe of Econ.

One of the things about this book is that is has a bunch of "laws" in the book that apply to everyday life.  When reading the book, these are what you should focus on as the rest of the book just adds context as to how Ringer learned these laws.

Has anyone else read this book?


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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 12:23:07 PM »
Nope...but sounds good..

I'll have to read it!

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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2008, 07:25:23 PM »
I'm always looking to add to my reading list.

Would there be any reason to read BOTH "Winning Through Intimidation"  AND "To Be Or Not To Be...."?

Or is everyting well-strengthened in the latter?

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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2008, 08:31:30 PM »
I'm always looking to add to my reading list.

Would there be any reason to read BOTH "Winning Through Intimidation"  AND "To Be Or Not To Be...."?

Or is everyting well-strengthened in the latter?

Everything is covered in the latter, so no need to read the original. 
People are not limited by the circumstance that they are born in. They are limited by the size of their dreams. Show them that their dreams can have no limits and in turn their accomplishments can be limitless.

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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2008, 08:33:27 PM »
I'm always looking to add to my reading list.

Would there be any reason to read BOTH "Winning Through Intimidation"  AND "To Be Or Not To Be...."?

Or is everyting well-strengthened in the latter?

Everything is covered in the latter, so no need to read the original. 

Kewl!....I'm headed to Amazon right now !! O0

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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2008, 08:37:47 PM »
People are not limited by the circumstance that they are born in. They are limited by the size of their dreams. Show them that their dreams can have no limits and in turn their accomplishments can be limitless.

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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 03:50:44 PM »
i might have 2 add this 2 my list.  thanks 4 sharing ty. O0

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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 04:17:05 PM »

Kewl!....I'm headed to Amazon right now !! O0

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http://www.amazon.com/Be-Not-Intimidated-That-Question/dp/1590770358/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218045599&sr=1-2


Will do !

Just ordered it !!!

Looking forward to reading something with a different take than POSITIVE ATTITUDE stuff.

Thanks for sharing, Tyler!!!
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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008, 04:26:29 PM »
I'm an avid reader, this looks interesting, will give the book a try. Thanks.

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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 06:18:31 AM »
Got "To Be or Not To Be Intimidated" yesterday !!!

Read for 2 or 3 hours last night.

Great stuff !!!

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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2008, 08:57:44 AM »
I knew you'd like it!
People are not limited by the circumstance that they are born in. They are limited by the size of their dreams. Show them that their dreams can have no limits and in turn their accomplishments can be limitless.

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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2008, 09:14:37 AM »
I just ordered it thru the link.
Looking forward to it


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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2008, 10:24:33 PM »
Oh...man...it get's better and better....

just spent another 2 hours reading it.....half-way through the book.

Schro...you'll be able to particularly relate to the first half of the book as the author relays his experiences as a loan broker for commercial real estate deals and his school of hard knocks (he calls it attending "Screw U."....lol)  dealing with hardcore intimidators.

Up to now I was getting a teeny bit worried because my business doesn't involve negotiating deals.

But now he's starting to tie his experiences and intimidator-proof strategies into perspective-changing approaches applicable at many levels...

Excellent stuff !!!

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Re: To be or not be intimidated
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2008, 12:15:05 AM »
I read this book the authorís trademarks are his profound insights, clear, concise writing style, and humorous, self-deprecating accounts of his own trials and tribulations. His unique insights and advice give people hope that there is a way to survive and retain oneís sanity in todayís world turned upside down. Perhaps the late syndicated columnist Ann Landers best summed up Robert Ringerís impact on society when she described him as "an astute student of human nature and a fabulous teacher."
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