For over two decades, Spencer Johnson has been inspiring and entertaining millions with his simple, yet insightful stories of work and life that speak directly to the heart and soul. THE PRESENT is an engaging story of a young man's journey to adulthood, and his search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old man. This Present, according to the old man, is 'the best present a person can receive.' Later, when the young boy becomes a young man, disillusioned with his work and his life, he returns to ask the old man, once again, to help him find The Present. The old man responds, 'Only you have the power to find The Present for yourself.' So the young man embarks on a tireless search for this magical gift that holds the secret to his personal happiness and business acumen. It is only after the young man has searched high and low and given up his relentless pursuit that he relaxes and discovers The Present - and all the promises it offers. THE PRESENT will help you focus on what will make you happy and successful in your work and in your personal life. Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can ever give yourself.
"Like many organisations, we need ways to help our people work better and enjoy their lives, so I'm giving The Present to everyone on our management team" Carmen Policy, CEO, Cleveland Browns NFL Team
Spencer Johnson ist Bestsellerautor, dessen Bücher sich millionenfach auf der ganzen Welt verkaufen. Mit seinem einfach vermittelten, aber tiefsinnigen Geschichten transportiert er Lebensphilosophie direkt und nachvollziehbar, und mit viel Humor, so dass die Anekdoten und Weisheiten zu einem täglichen Begleiter werden können.Spencer Johnson promovierte am Royal Colllege of Surgeons und war Mediziner an der Harvard Medical School und der Mayo Clinic. Er war Medizinischer Direktor für Kommunikation bei Medtronic, den Erfindern des Herzschrittmachers und Forschungsarzt am Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies.