Picture of the week #1 : The only place where Success comes before Work…

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This is the first post of a series you’ll find every mondy on this blog. For this inaugural post, I’d like to tell you the story that made things possible.

A few weeks ago, a friend introduced me to a friend of his. This latter, in addition to the consulting work he started after having been a successful sales director in a large international company, just published a book.

At the beginning he wanted his book to be a collection of quotations for managers but he was not satisfied with the idea. He wanted to show relevant and quality pictures with the quotations. He found such pictures provider in the person of  Dimitri Tolstoï (yes…the great grandson of the other…).

He offered me a copy of the book and the discussion went as we were discovering we were sharing many values and ideas. Then, as we were talking about blogs and social media he had THE idea.

“Your blog is very textual. It lacks illustrations”.

“No time…and beautiful ones are hard to find”.

“Would you like to use those of the book ? Tolstoï is not that bad ! And with the quotations that comes with….”

“Ok…let’s go”

Now you know the backstage of the story. To know more about the book, please have a look at the credits under the picture”.

The only place where Success comes before Work is in a dictionnary


Illustration from “The Golden Rules for Success“.

Thanks to Thierry d’Auzers for this excellent book, the rights of use and Dimitri Tolstoï for the pictures.

Offer the Golden Rules for Success as a business gift.

iPad/iPhone app : to come soon