I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Nido Qubein for my Journey To Success BlogTalkRadio show.
I must admit that I was excited and nervous before the interview. I have been a fan of his for over 20 years. He has an incredible life story.
Listen and learn more about life and this great man.
Dr. Qubein came to the United States as a teenager with little knowledge of English, no contacts and only $50 in his pocket. His life has been an amazing success story.
As an educator, he is president of High Point University, an undergraduate and graduate institution with 4,500 students from over 51 countries and 44 states. He has written numerous books and scores of audio and video learning programs distributed worldwide. His foundation provides scholarships to 48 deserving young people each year. To-date the Qubein Foundation has granted more than 700 scholarships, worth over six million dollars.
As a business leader, he is chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company with 220 stores in 43 states and past president of the Big South Athletic Conference. He serves on the boards of several national organizations including BB&T, a Fortune 500 company with 155 billion-dollars in assets, the La-Z-Boy Corporation, one of the largest and most recognized furniture brands worldwide and DOTS, a fashion apparel company with 420 stores in 26 states.
As a professional speaker, Dr. Nido Qubein has received many distinctions. Toastmasters International named him Top Business and Commerce Speaker and awarded him the Golden Gavel Medal. He is the youngest person ever inducted in the International Hall of Fame and is the founder of the prestigious National Speakers Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona. He is in great demand to speak to business and professional groups around the world each year.
He has been the recipient of many honors including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Horatio Alger Award for Distinguished Americans, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine (North Carolina's highest civic award), three honorary doctorates Sales and Marketing International's Ambassador of Free Enterprise, Citizen of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year in his home city of High Point, North Carolina, induction into the Global Society for Outstanding Business Leadership, and dozens more.
Seven Choices for Success and Significance will give you the tools you need to choose both success and significance in your own life. So today is the day to start living the life of your dreams. It all starts with the right choices, because the choices you make define the person you become.
Every once in awhile, you meet someone whose perspective changes yours... whose way of looking at the world challenges you to be a better person.
Dr. Nido Qubein is one of those people. His personal story is an inspiration in itself. He arrived in this country as a teenage immigrant with little knowledge of English and 50 dollars in his pocket. But, what he did have was a belief that if you work hard enough and smart enough, you can make good things happen in your life. And that's exactly what he did.
Now the president of High Point University in High Point, North Carolina, Dr. Qubein is also Chairman of Great Harvest Bread Company and director of several New York Stock Exchange companies. He's been an entrepreneur, consultant, author and one of the most sought-after speakers in the country. In his latest book, Seven Choices for Success and Significance, Dr. Qubein shares his insights on the choices he made for success.