Mini Review: Obstacles Welcome by Ralph de la Vega

vegaI just finished Ralph de la Vega's Obstacles Welcome: Turn Adversity to Advantage in Business and Life, published by Thomas Nelson.  This biography and self-help book chronicles the life of Ralph de la Vega who is currently President and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets.

De la Vega's life is nothing short of inspiring, moving from Cuba to the United States and living with the uncertainty of ever seeing his family again.  He climbed the corporate ladder and most recently oversaw the merger between AT&T and Cingular.  His story is absolutely amazing!

Unfortunately, his career and life advice leaves readers feeling a bit disappointed.  It's not that his advice is bad.  It's not.  It just feels generic and unless you're really, really, really passionate about wireless communications, you'll find yourself skimming more and more.

If you can only read one chapter, go for Chapter Fourteen, The Power of Sacrifice.  De la Vega explains the importance of both corporate sacrifice and the personal devotion to being committed to something larger than you can currently see.  This chapter also gives you a glimpse of De la Vega's life story, one of tremendous courage and sacrifice.

For more info about the book, find it on Amazon.

For more info about Thomas Nelson Publishers, visit their website.
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