- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (25 January 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 174246856X
- ISBN-13: 978-1742468563
- Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 1.5 x 23 cm
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Stop Not Till the Goal is Reached: The 10 Principles for Fearless Success That Inspired Maha Sinnathamby to Build a City Paperback – Import, 25 Jan 2013
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From humble origins as a Sri Lankan raised on a small rubber estate in war–ravaged Malaysia, Maha Sinnathamby migrated to Australia some 40 years ago and has faced countless obstacles and many failures. Yet through fierce determination, unrelenting drive, sheer hard work and extraordinary vision, he has an enduring legacy of community building achievements to his name and was listed within BRW ’s top 50 most–wealthy Australians in 2011. In 1992 Maha’s private, undercapitalised firm purchased 2860 hectares of inhospitable, inaccessible land in an economically depressed region of Queensland, Australia. Two decades later, despite innumerable setbacks, Springfield has emerged as Australia’s largest privately owned master–planned city, and is a striking example of what’s possible when you design a city exclusively around the needs of the community. Stop Not Till the Goal is Reached explores the 10 principles for fearless success that have guided Maha throughout his life. It explains the principles through Maha’s personal journey and provides other examples of astonishing achievements from around the world. Karen McCreadie is the author of more than 35 books including several international bestsellers. ‘Maha Sinnathamby is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. Here is a man who, against all odds, converted a tract of “worthless” bushland into a thriving city. Despite opposition that would deter most people, he persevered with his vision. His story contains invaluable lessons for anybody who is serious about becoming successful.’ – Noel Whittaker ‘When I met Maha for the first time I could see in his eyes, in hisdemeanour, and in his language that here was a man who was committed to a vision. He was relentless; he was positive; he had a school–boy effervescence that was infectious. The politicians, bureaucrats, councillors, bankers and others whom he had to persuade along theway never stood a chance. He was always going to win them over.’ – Bernard Salt
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Congratulations on keeping such a narrative to a simple readable structure, interspersed with some wonderfully memorable quotations from some of the world's truly great awe inspiring characters, both past and present.
No doubt it will become a "must read" addition to the libraries of any educational institution intent on teaching its pupils the practical art of turning dreams into reality.