A View From The Top

Version: Abridged
Author: Zig Ziglar
Narrator: Zig Ziglar
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Development
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio/Nightingale-Conant
Published In: August 2002
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Zig Ziglar has dedicated his life to teaching people the art of successful living. However, he has discovered that "being successful" is only part of life's challenge. Success is very often a short-lived high. People arrive at the goal line in life, look into the end zone and discover that it contains many of the things that money will buy, but it contains very little of what money won't buy. Zig believes that yes, success is worth it, but it is not enough. The next step is to move from success into "significance."

In "A View from the Top" Zig will teach you:

  • to bring in spiritual dimention in all areas of your life
  • the power of giving others a hand up, not just a hand out
  • to make radical changes with minute steps
  • to develop a wall of gratitude
  • to combine your mission "and" your vision

    "A View from the Top" will help you achieve success and significance, so when you reach the top you'll find the view simply magnificent.

  • Reviews (8)

    Just Ok, nothing specila

    Written by lover of hyperbole on October 25th, 2009

    • Book Rating: 3/5

    The book wasn't bad. My kids can not stand listening to his drawl, but I didn't mind too much. I found much of the religious stuff offensive- not because religion is offensive, but because he often suggests that Christians have better lives- not true! I know many happy, healthy, philanthropic non christians. It would have been nice to have him acknowledge that. Truths are truths and that is what most of the books consists of- if you live with intergrity you are bound to do well.

    Same old crap

    Written by ZZZZZZZ on May 18th, 2009

    • Book Rating: 2/5

    Zigler has good ideas and is likely a good motivational speaker in person. His book is the same old stuff over and over again and is overly exaggerated and dramatic. Felt it was a waste of time so never finished. I made it thought one CD.

    Listen to this!

    Written by Anonymous on March 14th, 2008

    • Book Rating: 5/5

    One of the best! Timeless wisdom for everyone. I wish I had this when I was 13. I'd be a billionare by now.

    A view from the top

    Written by Connecticut on March 7th, 2008

    • Book Rating: 3/5

    I am a Zig fan, but this is not his best work. There are good ideas in typical Zig fashion, but not as impactful as other works. This would have been much better if it was shorter and more focused. The religious/spiritual topic was 2 out of 5 cds. If you want to be religiously inspired listen to Joel Olsteen.

    Listen to this!!!

    Written by Scott Perkins on February 8th, 2008

    • Book Rating: 5/5

    Zig does it again. his 6 CD series is packed with life changing goodies. Zig revelas openly the pitfalls and hurts of his own life in order to show how what he is teaching is real, and something he's experienced first hand. Anthony Robbins can't hold a candle to Zig Ziglar's common sense strategies to positive life-change. Without the "giant's" hype, Zig makes plain the steps one must take to achieve your dreams and goals, not just get you excited. Zig is unashamedly Christian. Zig makes it clear what his beliefs are, and is one of the few speakers who is enlightened enough to know that the Spiritual side of life can't be ignored if we are to be truly successful in life. Some people may not like his openness. Well stop being so narrow minded and bigoted. If you can't handle someone sharing his/her faith with you, you're not going to get far in life. Grab this series, it will change your life.

    A View from the Top

    Written by Anonymous from Smyrna, TN on May 4th, 2007

    • Book Rating: 3/5

    I like Zig very much but this audio was a let down for me. I got very tired of him repeating the name of the audio at the end of every chapter. His insights are great but it was all pretty standard stuff in the self help arena.


    Written by Anonymous on August 21st, 2006

    • Book Rating: 3/5

    I kind of have a feeling this guy is full of it. Great speaker but to much BS.

    View From The Top [abr]

    Written by Anonymous from Athens, GA on June 15th, 2005

    • Book Rating: 5/5

    As always I enjoy Zig Ziglar. I really enjoyed this audiobook because of the way the sections was broken up. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.

    Author Details

    Author Details

    Ziglar, Zig

    Zig Ziglar is the world's foremost authority on motivation. An internationally renowned speaker and authority on high-level performance, His I CAN course is taught in more than 3,000 schools; and hundreds of companies and businesses utilize his tapes, books, and videos to motivate and train their employees effectively. He has taught his values-based principles for becoming a more effective persuader and person to sales organizations, church groups, schools, and businesses. And he has reached thousands more through numerous television and radio appearances and through his popular audio and video training programs. His Sunday school class held at First Baptist Church, Dallas, is broadcast each Sunday morning, via satellite.

    Years ago, Zig Ziglar walked away from a record-setting sales career to help other people become more successful
    in their personal and professional lives. His background in successful direct sales has made Zig one of the world's foremost Sales Trainers. His name is synonymous with confidence, motivation and success. A master at motivational speaking, Mr. Ziglar has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, Fortune, Success and Esquire magazines, and has appeared on the Today show, 20/20, 60 minutes and The Phil Donohue show.

    Zig Ziglar's unique brand of logic and enthusiasm are overwhelming. Just a brief exposure to Zig makes a fan of anyone. He has that rare ability to make audiences comfortable and relaxed, yet completely attentive. As an author, he has written nine successful books, including the perennial best-selling seller, See You At The Top, with over two million copies in print. And as a concerned citizen, Mr. Ziglar has been recognized in the Congressional Record of the United States for his many contributions to the American way of life.

    Over the last 30 years presenting himself and his motivational ideas, he has developed a national following. He has grown from a one-man show to chariman of the Zig Ziglar Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, with a staff of more than 60 employees -- an organization which is committed to helping people more fully utilize their physical, mental, and spiritual resources. Zig has traveled more than 3 million miles thoughout the world as a speaker and lecturer. Zig's books have been translated into many languages including Spanish, French, and Korean.