"The meek shall inherit the earth, but the shameless egomaniacs will buy it back at auction after the meek declare bankruptcy."
It seems like the natural way of things. Those who get ahead, more often than not, are arrogant and shameless in their self-promotion. It's a nice thing to think that the shy and quiet among us are more appealing, but somehow it doesn't ring true. If you don't get noticed, you don't go anywhere, and those who truly excel are really quite forward, though the best are crafty enough to disguise their personal ambition.
I am not one of those sneaky folks who'll pretend that I'm really this selfless humanitarian, while seeking to sell you salvation for $19.95+tax. I'll sell it to you straight, and hope you respect me for it.
I hope some of you will take the time to check out these books. You can buy them from Amazon.com, and various other booksellers. Or, you could always buy signed copies directly from me (which are generally cheaper than retail).