Old Masters Young Guns

When John Ross, Roger & Barbara Andrew and Ross Addison started collaborating on this book, it was agreed that there was no such thing as an original idea in business – rather the knowledge, procedures and tenets we adhere to today are based on, or have evolved through, the thoughts and teachings of those who came before us.Many of those ideas, teachings and thoughts reach back to the mists of time – to Buddha, The Bible and beyond. At the other end of the equation, some of the ideas and inclusions in Old Masters, Young Guns are from current entrepreneurs such as Sir Richard Branson and Robert Kiyosaki, while the inspirational authors and speakers of the 1930s and 1950s (Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Dale Carnegie, Norman Vincent Peale and others) are well represented.

This book is our ‘take’ on doing business today, based on those pearls of wisdom handed down to us across so many years of invaluable experience. No one ever said you have to pluck something new and ground breaking out of the ether to achieve success. We have simply taken on board a number of life lessons, applied them to John Ross’s journey in business, and sprinkled them with a little humanity and humour. Never forget humour. It’s a very important part of doing business and of making the most of life in general.

When the editorial team combined all these elements and mixed them all together we came up with our take on success. It can basically be summed up in one word – ‘relationships’!

Seeking out, finding and developing, nurturing and maintaining personal connections that will open doors, give you with strength and support and provide you with an abundance of new opportunities and experiences that will remain with you all of your life.

And who could ask for anything more?