Succeeding Against the Odds

  • by John H. Johnson, Lerone Bennett
  • Narrated by John H. Johnson
  • 2 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

John H. Johnson, the remarkable entrepreneur who founded the Ebony publishing empire, tells the story of his success. The wealthiest African-American in the US today, Johnson shares his rags to riches saga, from the many obstacles that confronted him to his ultimate triumph.


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I am glad I listened to this book in one sitting......Nothing can stop a dream whose time has come to"
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- Tokunbo

Words Of Wisdom

Mr. John H. Johnson, the founding father of Negro Digest turned Johnson Publishing whose publications include Ebony and Jet including Fashion Fair Cosmetics, speaks eternal words of wisdom that may be applied by any entrepreneur or business man or woman.

You will agree that this audio book is very genuine in content. My opinion is it was created as a testimony to tell of the speaker's journey from poverty to wealth not to sell its written version.

Just as Mr. Johnson died, the audio book Succeeding Against The Odds is rich with the drama of Mr. Johnson's journey with very little comedic moments.
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- Almond

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books