The Greatest Salesman in the World - Og Mandino

The Greatest Salesman in the World

By Og Mandino

  • Release Date: 1983-01-01
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
From 562 Ratings


The runaway bestseller with more than four million copies in print! You too can change your life with the priceless wisdom of ten ancient scrolls handed down for thousands of years.

“Every sales manager should read The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is a book to keep at the bedside, or on the living room table—a book to dip into as needed, to browse in now and then, to enjoy in small stimulating portions. It is a book for the hours and for the years, a book to turn to over and over again, as to a friend, a book of moral, spiritual and ethical guidance, an unfailing source of comfort and inspiration.”—Lester J. Bradshaw, Jr., Former Dean, Dale Carnegie Institute of Effective Speaking & Human Relations

“I have read almost every book that has ever been written on salesmanship, but I think Og Mandino has captured all of them in The Greatest Salesman in the World. No one who follows these principles will ever fail as a salesman, and no one will ever be truly great without them; but, the author has done more than present the principles—he has woven them into the fabric of one of the most fascinating stories I have ever read.”—Paul J. Meyer, President of Success Motivation Institute, Inc.

“I was overwhelmed by The Greatest Salesman in the World. It is, without doubt, the greatest and the most touching story I have ever read. It is so good that there are two musts that I would attach to it: First, you must not lay it down until you have finished it; and secondly, every individual who sells anything, and that includes us all, must read it.”—Robert B. Hensley, President, Life Insurance Co. of Kentucky


  • Possibly my favorite book!

    By jmackeroth
    Read it 100 times at least in the past 12 yrs and will read it an addtl 1000 times before I die. What an amazing take on bettering ones self. It certainly does apply to sales, However, it applies to any form of self-improvement in ways that no other author has been able to do. Sheer genius!
  • Wow

    By Eb Enal
    Highly recommended read.
  • The World's Greatest Salesmen

    By Wright_path
    This book, possesses the mystery that all men desire to have. But as I understand it rarely realized, because of the unwillingness to follow the path. It's Awesome if the principles are Applied.
  • Life changing

    By Debbstar21
    This book is remarkable! It's not too long, but I almost wish it had never ended!! Absolutely inspiring and has changed my life for the better! If you're looking for some motivation to become your best self. Read this book!
  • The greatest salesman in the world

    By Lukismaximus
    Really good bike, well written and the content is priceless.
  • The Greatest Salesman

    By Scriptrod
    Transparency in government and politics is good; transparency in literature is ... Well, boring. Distracting is perhaps a better description. This distraction coupled with the anachronistic quest of being the greatest salesman within the time Christ walked the earth is jarring. It has echoes of "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." A reader wants to discover the hidden wisdom. The essentials of this story could be conveyed in one chapter: succinctly and with impact. This embellishment is an artifice. The content is good; the story gets in the way because we find ourselves wishing he would get on with it.
  • Incredible outlook!

    By Droooskii
    This book is timeless. It has changed the way I look and react to problems. I feel great a sure and happy beyond anything. Great for salespeople but this book can really really help and should be read by everyone.
  • Refreshing

    By Elle Estrada
  • Hands down, one of the greatest books ever written

    By TeamUSA.7
    I can't even tell you how powerful this book is! Of all the books I've read- (and I'm talking hundreds)- I have recommended, bought and given, and re-read this book more than any other book. It has what everyone who hungers and desires, needs. Uplifting, inspiring, emotional, and the perfect handbook on living a life of meaning. May God rest your soul, Og!
  • Magical!!!

    By leslieramirez74
    Honestly this is the very first book I have ever read from start to finish. The story was so compelling I read it one night. Powerful!!!