By Stanley A. Weiss
“Rumbustious, hot and disarmingly candid … this is often an striking lifestyles, mentioned with humor and wit.”
—The Wall road Journal
Most people spend our lives speaking ourselves out of items. yet what may you accomplish when you by no means held your self again?
What if, regardless of your fears, you went for broke at any time when?
You may well dwell a existence as notable because the one Stanley Weiss has lived for almost a century.
A thin Jewish child from Philadelphia education to struggle and sure die within the U.S. invasion of Japan in 1945, Stanley Weiss got here domestic to the loss of life of his loving yet vulnerable father, who left his mom penniless. Vowing prompt to not allow his insecurities restrict him as they'd his father, Weiss pledged that his mom might by no means need to fear. Later, an embarrassment suffered by the hands of his filthy rich girlfriend's recognized father ignited in him a choice to higher himself in each means and reside lifestyles to the fullest.
Inspired by means of a Humphrey Bogart motion picture, Weiss moved to a international state to seek for treasure—where Rule number 1 used to be ''Don't Die.'' alongside the way in which, his zest for residing has taken him from the corporate of mythical artists and poets in Mexico, to writers and beatniks in Nineteen Sixties San Francisco and Hollywood; from drunken nights with a infamous undercover agent to friendships with 3 of the lads who performed James Bond; from glamorous events in Gstaad and Phuket to energy politics in London and Washington, DC. a narrative of development, tenacious concentration, and strong humor, it stretches from the times of ''Don't Die'' to Weiss's reaction while requested why enterprise executives have been attracted to combating nuclear battle: ''Being lifeless is undesirable for business.''
For those that think the area is formed through usual those who push themselves to do awesome issues, Stanley Weiss's tale will encourage and shock whereas reminding us all that being useless is undesirable for business—and being uninteresting is undesirable for life.
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Being Dead Is Bad for Business by Stanley A. Weiss