Beyond the Mountaintop, Observations on Selling, Living, and Achieving, is a book written by my friend and referral partner Mark A. Thacker. It is by far one of the more interesting business books that I have read in a long time. Or is it really a business book? While I have read many throughout my career, this one is different. It is not just about selling and the sales process. It is really more about life and achieving success. Mark and his wife, Pam, experience this and so much more in their trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. They reveal with unexpected clarity, life lessons in how to serve others and achieve more in the process. It is intriguing and one of those books that once you begin to read it you are not able to put it down. Yes, there are sales-related concepts throughout, however the reader is intrigued by how Mark is able to relate those to their trek up (and down) the fourth highest mountain in the world. You will laugh with them and cry as they achieve their tough endeavor. However, you will also learn about how to be successful in the sales world through serving others in the process.
Proceeds from the book go to two charities that Mark and Pam had the fortunate opportunity to become involved with during their adventure, Pack with a Purpose and Make a Difference Now. Make a Difference Now supports the children that they visited at the Kilimanjaro Kids Care Orphanage in Tanzania. Read more about these two wonderful organizations in the book and help to support them by purchasing a copy. Go to http://beyondthemountaintop.com to learn more about these charities, Mark and Pam’s trek up (and down) the mountain and to order your copy of the book today. I promise you won’t regret it!
Kristen Deutsch, M.B.A., CCP