YOU Can Change the World! What Five Books Have Most Influenced Your Success and Why?

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Transforming the World, One Relationship at a Time

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Evarist Kemsolbaye of Chad (right) with Paul Kirpes

Transform, Perform, and Grow isn’t just a business name or business model with me –it’s a calling. At TPG Companies, we’re drawn to opportunities to transform, perform, and grow ourselves, our relationships, businesses and organizations, and even countries and thus the world (at least the parts of the world we touch).

So I’m naturally drawn to others who embrace such a calling. What a privilege, then, to have a new and growing relationship with Evarist Kemsolbaye, an engineer from Chad working in the oil and gas industry and a Mandela Washington Fellow through the Young African Leaders Initiative.

Evarist visited my Rotary Club this past summer during a visit by 25 of the 2016 Mandela Fellows hosted by Drake University. Our connection was immediate, as I believe we sensed in one another similar values, beliefs, and desires. This highly motivated young man is not only growing as a leader in his business, but also deeply wants to make positive change in his community and country. He has a hunger to learn and apply as much as possible about leadership, business growth, organization development and strategy, business performance and management…in short, things I’m keenly interested in as well, and that TPG is known for.

Evarist and I are staying in touch. There’s plenty I can learn from him including about his country, global perspective, approach to helping others, and overcoming hunger and adversity. Plus I’m eager to partner in his growth and development as a leader and change.

Evarist asked for a list of books that have been beneficial to me as a leader, business owner, change agent, and encourager of others. I’ve shared an initial list with him, and he’s eagerly begun what he calls his “food for mind journey.”

You Can Help Change the World With Your Own Recommendations

What five books have most influenced your success and why? (Email your recommendations to ). I’ll share your suggestions with Evarist, and perhaps add them to TPG’s library as well.

If you’re one of the first 25 to share your book list, I’ll send you a copy of the annotated book list I sent to Evarist.

Be well friends!



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About Paul Kirpes, TPG Companies

For over 35 years, Paul J. Kirpes, Founder and President of TPG Companies, has transformed businesses, corporations, communities, and ventures in the private and public sectors throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Paul empowers companies, their owners, and leaders to Transform, Perform and Grow!
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