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“...understand the importance of striving for excellence instead of mediocrity.”–Vernell

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People tend to order their lives according to “conventional wisdom,” a generally accepted set of principles that may include centuries-old folk sayings or that may have arisen from contemporary experience. These sayings and beliefs have become so ingrained in the public mind that they are often referred to as “common sense.”

In both your business and your personal life, following conventional wisdom is usually the “safe” approach. But the people who make a remarkable difference in the world are typically those who examine conventional wisdom with a critical eye, using “uncommon sense.”

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 6.5"
  • Page Count: 112
  • eBook Format: .pdf

About Author

DR. NIDO QUBEIN came to the United States as a teenager, with little knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His life has been an amazing success story. He has been the recipient of many honors including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Sales and Marketing International’s Ambassador of Free Enterprise, the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, and induction into the Global Society for Outstanding Business Leadership and the International Speakers Hall of Fame. Dr. Qubein is president of High Point University, an extraordinary institution with 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries. HPU’s intentional culture fosters the strategies outlined in this book.

He has authored more than two dozen books and audio programs distributed worldwide in more than 20 languages. His foundation has granted more than 700 scholarships worth more than $6 million. He serves on numerous corporate boards including BB&T, La-Z-Boy and DOTS. He is chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company with 240 stores in 44 states. Toastmasters International named Dr. Qubein Top Business and Commerce Speaker and awarded him the Golden Gavel Medal. He is the founder of the prestigious National Speakers Association Foundation and speaks to business and professional groups nationally on leadership and transformational culture.

What Readers are Saying

Average Rating:
4.5 (based on 4 reviews)

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Leo Lowney
05/143/2014 05/24/2014
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
  • 5.0
Uncommon Sense
Outstanding Book
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    Vernell
    03/73/2015 03/15/2015
    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
    • 5.0
    Looks at the totality instead of the par
    This book was used to understand the importance of striving for excellence instead of mediocrity.
      Bottom Line:
      Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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      Brittany
      05/128/2017 05/09/2017
      • 5.0
      Nice size book
      A good read!
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        Fred Hoke
        05/146/2014 05/27/2014
        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
        • 3.0
        Uncommon Sense
        OK book. As a long-time reader of leadership books, this puts a nice twist on old, familiar common sense statements. I've done leadership book summaries for years so am familiar with a lot of the content Nido uses. Please continue to publish new content and look for ways to repackage the old standbys. Appreciate having you send the second Uncommon Sense book to share. Keep up the excellent work. ~ Fred Hoke
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