What’s in a name? – The Toronto Star
A brand new book is about to hit shelves.
“The Price of Success: How Successful Companies Make Money and How They Do It,” by Jon C. Johnson, is the latest book to be published by Oxford University Press.
The title refers to the price of success, the value that companies place on achieving the goals they set out to achieve.
According to the book, success is defined as achieving an outcome or achievement that a company wants, as well as the ability to generate income and to provide a sense of meaning to the company’s customers and employees.
In a recent interview with The Globe and Mail, Johnson described his work with his students, and the impact it has had on his life.
“They [my students] were very interested in the way I think, in how I think about business and the way my life has been impacted by my work,” Johnson said.
“What I found really interesting was the way they really thought about the business side of it and what it takes to make it work.”
Johnson was born in Toronto in 1949 and grew up in a wealthy suburb of Toronto.
He graduated from Queen’s University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in economics and is now a professor of economics at Carleton University in Ottawa.
His book “The Value of Success” is the first of two books to be released by Oxford.
It is set in a world of global capitalism.
Johnson’s thesis is that the values of success that are important to success in the marketplace are defined by three core concepts: 1.
“Achieving a goal is not the only thing that matters.”
“An important part of the value of success is the ability of an individual to contribute to the success of the business.”
“In a competitive marketplace, the success that an individual has is an essential component to the firm’s success.”
Johnson says that, in a competitive world, the key is to have the right people in place, and that you have to have a strong and stable team.
“You need people who know what you’re trying to do,” he said.
Johnson said he has also found that in the business world, some of the most successful people are those who are motivated by the ability they bring to the table.
“It’s very difficult for a young person, when they have their first business, to see what they can do.
It’s very hard to see where you can grow your business and grow your career,” he told the Globe and in an interview with Maclean’s magazine, he described how he became a successful entrepreneur.
Johnson has been on the board of the company he co-founded in 1982.
“He is a person of incredible character, and he has the strength and the grit of character,” said Richard McBride, CEO of Oxford, in an email.
“This is a wonderful story and a testament to the qualities of a leader and a leader’s work ethic.”
In the book Johnson also spoke about the value his students place on the work they do.
“My students, in particular, are very passionate about the role that they play in helping me to succeed,” he explained.
“And it’s not just about their own success; it’s about helping other people who want to do the same thing.”
The students said they are looking forward to seeing Johnson’s work published in Canada.
“We’re excited to get it out to the world, and we hope that everyone will read it and come away thinking that it’s a really interesting book,” McBride said.
For more information on Johnson’s book, visit: https://www.amazon.ca/The-Value-of-Success-JON-JOHNSON-Edition/dp/0512252511/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463879742&sr=8-1&keywords=jon+johnson