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Og Mandino Biography (Augustine Mandino) : American Salesman
Famous for : Being a best selling author of motivational sales books like "The Greatest Salesman in the World" and for his skills as a sales person.
Mandino details : Born - 12th of December, 1923 Italy / Died 3rd of September, 1996 United States of America


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Og Mandino also known as Augustine Mandino, was a famous author and motivational speaker. His most famous work, The Greatest Salseman in the World was written to help people succeed in life. He wrote many other books and the worldwide sales of his works have exceeded 50 million. Mandino was also the president of Success Unlimited magazine and a member of the National Speakers Association's Hall of Fame.

Augustine Mandino (later nicknamed "Og") was born on December 12, 1923 in Italy and came to the United States shortly thereafter. He grew up in Nantick, Massachusetts under the watchful eye of his mother who encouraged his passion for writing. It was Mandino's mother who inspired him to pursue writing as a career and he planned on attending the University of Missouri's school of journalism. But in 1940 Mandino's mother died suddenly from a heart attack and Mandino abandoned writing for a short time in favor of working in a paper factory.

After two years of factory work, Og Mandino joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and eventually became a bombadier. He flew thirty bombing missions over Germany during World War II during which time he met and flew with Jimmy Stewart. A personalized photograph of Mr. Stewart graced the wall of Mandino's office many years later when he began writing his books.

When he returned from the war, Og Mandino discovered a lack of employment opportunities for former pilots like himself. Consequently, Mandino took a job as an insurance salesman and began travelling from town to town. At night he'd visit the local bars and drink by himself, eventually leading Mandino into alcoholism. His sickness prevented him from keeping any job and his wife, unable to live with his illness, left him, taking their only child with her.

Mandino fell into depression and, while wandering the streets of Cleveland, he seriously contemplated suicide. Instead, he looked to books for help and found a few self-help and motivational titles that caught his attention. Something sparked inside Mandino and he began absorbing all the information they had to offer. He searched other libraries for similar information and read hundreds of books about success. As a result of his reading, Mandino was able to overcome his alcoholism and build a more positive attitude about life.

Og Mandino married his second wife, Bette, on December 9, 1957. About ten years later Mandino's first book, The Greatest Salesman in the World, was published and it steadily grew in popularity. Mandino followed this work with 18 other books and turned his passion into a speaking career. His speeches were always light-hearted with an emphasis on humor as much as spirituality and action. Mandino retired at the age of 52.

Mandino died on September 3, 1996.



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The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.
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Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
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