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Success Magazine – Review

Title and Author: Success Magazine – Review

Synopsis of Content:

Darren Hardy brought Success Magazine back to life in 2008 and has done a fabulous job of it. Success is the oldest more or less continuously published success magazine in the United States. It was founded over a century ago by Orison Swett Marden.

The modern version of Success is a greater value than the older versions. In addition to a lot of great content each issue comes with a CD containing interviews with successful people, authors and experts. As just an example the April 2011 issue of the magazine contains articles by or about Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, Seth Godin, Derek Jeter, Jack LaLanne, John Wooden, John C. Maxwell, Mel Robbins, Tom Hopkins, Barbara Weltman, Drs. Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, Robert Bloom, former President Jimmy Carter, Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Alexander Hamilton, and many others who are achieving success.

The magazine includes regular features on how to stay organized, how to help teenagers succeed, what books to read, and many other things that can help most anyone in their search for success, financial and otherwise.

Each issue is dedicated to a theme, the April issue is about Leading Change and how to Inspire and Focus a team.

If you want to stay on top of trends, learn how others succeed in life and in business and increase your general knowledge of how to become more effective there is nothing better you could do than read this magazine.

Readability/Writing Quality:

Success is well written and professionally laid out. The copy editing is good; I’ve yet to find a typo. Articles are mostly short and concise although each issue contains at least one or two in depth articles with good content.

Notes on Author:

There are many authors for this magazine but the Editor, Darren Hardy is notable for creating the standards and the vision for the reincarnation of this American tradition. Nothing may be more American than the idea that anyone can be successful. Hardy not only subscribes to that belief he lives it and publishes it monthly.

Three Great Ideas You Can Use:

From just the April 2011 Issue:

1. To be an effective leader you need to understand and follow the late John Wooden’s advice that you must first lead yourself and achieve genuine self discipline. (John C. Maxwell)

2. Learn success from Howard Schultz of Starbucks: grow with discipline; balance intuition with rigor; innovate around your core; find new ways to see; don’t embrace the status quo; listen with empathy; and many more. (John H. Ostdick)

3. The key to reinvention and success is to have that rare skill of actually getting things done. You must create outcomes that people will want. (Seth Godin)

Publication Information:

Success Magazine is published monthly by Success Media of Lake Dallas, Texas. It is copyrighted by Success Media.

Rating: Success Magazine is the best of its kind in the world today. It sets the standard for publishing in its area. The author of this review is a subscriber but has no other financial relationship with the magazine.

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