John David Mann

John David Mann's diverse career has made him a thought leader in several different industries. In 1986 he founded and wrote for Solstice, a journal on health, nutrition and environmental issues; his series on the climate crisis (yes, he was writing about this back in the eighties) was selected for national reprint in Utne Reader. In 1992 John helped write and produce the underground bestseller The Greatest Networker in the World, by John Milton Fogg, which became the defining book in its industry and sold over 1 million copies in eight languages. During the 1990s, John built a multimillion-dollar sales organization of over 100,000 people. He was cofounder and senior editor of the Upline journal and editor in chief of Network Marketing Lifestyles and Networking Times.

John is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Nautilus Award, the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation. His books are published in two dozen languages and have sold more than 2 million copies. In addition to coauthoring the national bestseller The Go-Giver and Go-Givers Sell More with Bob Burg, he is also coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers The Red Circle with Brandon Webb and Flash Foresight with Daniel Burrus and the national bestsellers The Slight Edge with Jeff Olson and Real Leadership with John Addison. His Take the Lead with Betsy Myers, which was named Best Leadership Book of 2011 by Tom Peters and the Washington Post.



Books by John David Mann


9780451475626

Among Heroes: A U.S. Navy Seal's True Story of Friendship, Heroism, and the Ultimate Sacrifice

Available in: Hardcover, eBook, Hardcover - Large Print
In Among heroes, Webb offers eight profiles of uncommon courage--who these men were, what they stood for, and how they came to make the ultimate sacrifice.
9781591848288

The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea (Expanded)

Available in: eBook, Hardcover
Updated with a new introduction, author Q&A, and a foreword by Arianna Huffington.
9780399562945

The Go-Giver Leader: A Little Story about What Matters Most in Business

Available in: eBook, Hardcover
(Previously published as It's Not About You)
9781591844198

It's Not about You: A Little Story about What Matters Most in Business

Available in: Hardcover, eBook

From the Publisher:

From the acclaimed, bestselling authors of "The Go-Giver," a new parable about leadership and the power of positive persuasion.

In this inspirational parable, we meet Ben, a young manager charged with persuading five hundred employees of a struggling chair manufacturer to agree to a merger as a way out of their financial woes. Facing what seems like an impossible uphill climb, Ben seeks the advice of Claire, an old friend, who introduces him to an eccentric elderly lady known simply as Aunt Elle.

Over the course of the week leading up to the crucial vote, Aunt Elle teaches Ben about the power of influence and positive persuasion. Ben also meets with each of the manufacturer's four top executives in an effort to sway them to his side, and instead comes away from each meeting with a different leadership lesson. But it's not until Ben reflects on his own experiences that he learns the critical principle so many people in positions of power fail to grasp: it's not about me, it's about you.

Written with the same light touch that made "The Go-Giver" a hit, this book is sure to resonate with anyone who wants to understand genuine leadership and subtle influence.


BusinessEconomicsFinance

9781250129932

The Killing School: Inside the World's Deadliest Sniper Program

Available in: Hardcover
"As a SEAL sniper and combat veteran, Webb was tapped to revamp the U.S. Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Scout/Sniper School, incorporating the latest advances in technology and ballistics software to create an entirely new course that continues to test the skills and even the best warriors. In this ... new book, Webb takes readers through every aspect of this training, describing how Spec Ops snipers are taught each dimension of their art"--Provided by publisher.
9781250069429

The Making of a Navy Seal: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best

Available in: eBook, Hardcover

BEFORE HE COULD FORGE A BAND OF ELITE WARRIORS... HE HAD TO BECOME ONE HIMSELF.

Adapted from Webb's Adult Bestseller "The Red Circle "for a Young Adult Audience

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, "The Making of a Navy SEAL" provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.

Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" and Course Manager of the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America's finest and deadliest warriors-including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle-that makes his story so compelling. Luttrell credits Webb's training with his own survival during the ill-fated 2005 Operation Redwing in Afghanistan."" Kyle went on to become the U.S. military's top marksman, with more than 150 confirmed kills.

From a candid chronicle of his student days, going through the sniper course himself, to his hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness, to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and training some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century, Webb provides a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today's military.

Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, "The Making of a Navy SEAL" provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.

9781410485885

The Making of a Navy Seal: My Story of Surviving the Toughest Challenge and Training the Best

Available in: Hardcover Large Print

BEFORE HE COULD FORGE A BAND OF ELITE WARRIORS... HE HAD TO BECOME ONE HIMSELF.

Adapted from Webb's Adult Bestseller "The Red Circle "for a Young Adult Audience

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, "The Making of a Navy SEAL" provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.

Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" and Course Manager of the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America's finest and deadliest warriors-including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle-that makes his story so compelling. Luttrell credits Webb's training with his own survival during the ill-fated 2005 Operation Redwing in Afghanistan."" Kyle went on to become the U.S. military's top marksman, with more than 150 confirmed kills.

From a candid chronicle of his student days, going through the sniper course himself, to his hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness, to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and training some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century, Webb provides a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today's military.

Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, "The Making of a Navy SEAL" provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.

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The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness

Available in: Hardcover
From eight-time Culinary Olympian Chef Charles Carroll and NYT bestselling author John David Mann (The Go-Giver) comes a tale of heartbreak and redemption, about a boy who overcomes tragedy and carves out a life of excellence through cooking lessons at the hands of an old chef. Includes a complete set of recipes for dishes cooked in the story.
9781250021212

The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy Seal Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen

Available in: Paperback

"The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen "

BEFORE HE COULD FORGE A BAND OF ELITE WARRIORS... HE HAD TO BECOME ONE HIMSELF.

Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, "The Red Circle" provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist.

Yet it is Webb's distinguished second career as a lead instructor for the shadowy "sniper cell" and Course Manager of the Navy SEAL Sniper Program that trained some of America's finest and deadliest warriors-including Marcus Luttrell and Chris Kyle-that makes his story so compelling. Luttrell credits Webb's training with his own survival during the ill-fated 2005 Operation Redwing in Afghanistan."" Kyle went on to become the U.S. military's top marksman, with more than 150 confirmed kills.

From a candid chronicle of his student days, going through the sniper course himself, to his hair-raising close calls with Taliban and al Qaeda forces in the northern Afghanistan wilderness, to his vivid account of designing new sniper standards and training some of the most accomplished snipers of the twenty-first century, Webb provides a rare look at the making of the Special Operations warriors who are at the forefront of today's military.

Explosive, revealing, and intelligent, "The Red Circle" provides a uniquely personal glimpse into one of the most challenging and secretive military training courses in the world.

9781626340466

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success and Happiness (Revised)

Available in: Hardcover
Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success & Happiness
9780735214514

Total Focus: Make Better Decisions Under Pressure

Available in: Hardcover
What do you do at work when a hundred crises seem to be happening at the same time? Do you pick just one priority or try to put out every fire? How can you stay composed, figure out what really matters, and act decisively?

When former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Brandon Webb transitioned to civilian life, he struggled to get his first startup business off the ground. He raised millions for his new venture, only to lose it all as problems spiraled out of his control.

In the wake of that failure, Webb realized that successful entrepreneurs need a skill he had already mastered: total focus. SEAL snipers define it as the ability to filter out noise and chaos so you can make life-or-death decisions under the extreme conditions of combat. If he could maintain total focus while staring through crosshairs at a man who might (or might not) be an Al Qaeda terrorist, surely he could do the same in the business world.

So Webb started over, applying total focus to a new startup, a media company called Hurricane Group. His approach was so effective that in just five years, Hurricane grew to have a staff of over fifty, an audience in the tens of millions, and a valuation of more than $100 million.

In this book, Webb teaches us to make better decisions under extreme pressure by emulating the habits of his fellow warriors, as well as other skills he learned on the job and from great friends and business leaders like Solomon Choi of 16 Handles, Matt Meeker of BarkBox, and Betsy Morgan of the Huffington Post and TheBlaze. For instance, you'll discover:

- The difference between total focus and tunnel vision is developing total situational awareness: the ability to spot opportunities and threats without getting distracted from your goal.
- You can overcome indecisiveness and hesitancy by accepting violence of action: a decision to move forward with an imperfect plan, knowing that even the best-laid plans go wrong.
- Entrepreneurs must learn to embrace the suck, refusing to quit when the going gets brutal, and recognizing that unexpected challenges may reveal your best shot at success.

By following the tactics and wisdom of a generation of legendary snipers and business leaders, you'll find the clarity of mind you need to accomplish your own mission--whatever it takes.

9781416536093

You Call the Shots: Succeed Your Way-- And Live the Life You Want-- With the 19 Essential Secrets of Entrepreneurship

Available in: eBook, Paperback
A 21-year-old millionaire entrepreneur, who's already started and sold 12 successful businesses, shows members of the Gens X, W, and Z how to find both success and happiness in life by going into business on their own terms.
9781591844198

It's Not about You: A Little Story about What Matters Most in Business

Available in: Hardcover, eBook

From the Publisher:

From the acclaimed, bestselling authors of "The Go-Giver," a new parable about leadership and the power of positive persuasion.

In this inspirational parable, we meet Ben, a young manager charged with persuading five hundred employees of a struggling chair manufacturer to agree to a merger as a way out of their financial woes. Facing what seems like an impossible uphill climb, Ben seeks the advice of Claire, an old friend, who introduces him to an eccentric elderly lady known simply as Aunt Elle.

Over the course of the week leading up to the crucial vote, Aunt Elle teaches Ben about the power of influence and positive persuasion. Ben also meets with each of the manufacturer's four top executives in an effort to sway them to his side, and instead comes away from each meeting with a different leadership lesson. But it's not until Ben reflects on his own experiences that he learns the critical principle so many people in positions of power fail to grasp: it's not about me, it's about you.

Written with the same light touch that made "The Go-Giver" a hit, this book is sure to resonate with anyone who wants to understand genuine leadership and subtle influence.


BusinessEconomicsFinance

9781591843085

Go-Givers Sell More

Available in: Compact Disc, Hardcover, eBook
"The Go-Giver" took the business world by storm with its message that giving is the simplest, most fulfilling, and most effective path to success. Now, the authors offer this practical follow-up in which giving becomes the cornerstone of an effective approach to selling.