TV Host Tavis Smiley on His Book, Fail Up: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure
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Award-winning television and radio broadcaster Tavis Smiley gives a peek behind the curtain of success to share personal stories of his missteps, misdeeds and miscalculations. Smiley recounts 20 instances of perceived “failures” that were, in fact, “lessons” that shaped the principles and practices he steadfastly employs in his business and personal life today. Come learn how to turn your perceived failures into stepping stones for success from this legendary broadcast journalist.
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