Robert Ringer

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Robert J. Ringer (born 1938) is an American entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and author of several best-selling self-help books.

Writings[edit]

His first book, Winning Through Intimidation, was published in 1973. After the manuscript racked up 10 rejections from publishers,[1] Ringer decided to self-publish the book. It became a bestseller, spending 36 weeks at the top of the The New York Times Best Seller list.[2] In 2002, Ringer revised and updated the book and republished it with a new title: To Be or Not to Be Intimidated?: That is the Question. Ringer says that the change in the title was made to clarify his aim in these books, which is not so much to turn people into intimidators, but rather to give people the tools to keep others from intimidating them.[citation needed]

Ringer's self-published his second book, Looking Out for Number One, in 1978, which also became a bestseller. Ringer's recurring themes of actions based on rational thought, conceding and in fact adhering to the inherent objective human nature of self-interest, and avoiding people who are irrational (which he labelled either neurotics or "weeds") was expounded on, among other things.

Ringer wrote his most politically oriented work, Restoring the American Dream (1979), which dealt with various problems in the United States, and offering solutions through a laissez-faire free market libertarian perspective.

Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ringer, Robert (December 26, 1977). "To the Victims of 1977, Robert Ringer Whispers a New Mantra: Look Out for No. 1". People 8 (26). 
  2. ^ King, Terry Johnson (June 3, 1976). "Winning...". The Miami News. p. 13A. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 

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