PUBLIUS AUTHOR AVAILABLE: Terry Giles, author of The Fifteen Percent: Overcoming Hardships and Achieving Lasting Success

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PUBLIUS AUTHOR AVAILABLE: Terry Giles, author of The Fifteen Percent: Overcoming Hardships and Achieving Lasting Success.

Let lawyer turned entrepreneur Terry Giles explain what sets high achievers (“the fifteen percent”) apart from those that don’t quite make it. This is a riveting story of what it takes to win and keep winning—in business and in life—from one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs, with a foreword by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson.

Terry Giles has lived a classic American success story. By 30, he built one of the largest criminal defense firms in Southern California and generated tens of millions in revenue working with high profile clients. By 34, he left the legal profession and achieved even greater success as an entrepreneur, seemingly overnight.

But as Giles observes in The Fifteen Percent, no one goes through life without facing serious obstacles. Speaking about his own hard-won experience from his difficult upbringing to his place in some of America’s loftiest boardrooms, Giles offers readers the answer to the question that took him years to answer: Why do some people overcome hardships better than others?

Using examples from his career and life—defending child sex abuse victims, his involvement in Monica Lewinsky’s trial, and managing Dr. Ben Carson’s 2016 presidential campaign—he illustrates these ideas in action. In each chapter, you’ll learn valuable skills including fearlessness; embracing underdog status; visualizing the future; and positive thinking; proving that you do not have to be a victim of bad circumstances to adopt the superpowers of “the fifteen percent.”

Entertaining, inspiring, and full of useful insights you’ll turn to again and again, The Fifteen Percent will help you overcome whatever’s holding you back, so you can achieve lasting success in your career and your life.


BIO: Terry Giles was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his B.A. from California State University at Fullerton and his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, where there is now a “Terry M. Giles Honor Scholar.” He established one of the largest and most successful criminal law firms on the West Coast, only to withdraw from the firm in 1983, disillusioned with the criminal legal system. Giles has received the Medal of Honor Alumni Award from Pepperdine University, Alumnus of the Year from Pepperdine University School of Law, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Award, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award of California State University of Fullerton. He further serves as an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law.

“A unique and fascinating book that will empower you to define your goal, achieve it, and then use that success to create the foundation for your next achievement.” –Benjamin S. Carson Sr., M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery, and Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medicine, adapted from the foreword

“After reading Terry Giles book, I could not put it down! He has lived an incredible life, full of both adventure and opportunity. Always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and making the impossible common place. As an attorney, business leader, and philanthropist, it is clear to see why Terry has been able to accomplish so much and how he’s used all those experiences to elevate others. His story is one of inspiration and information and will inspire you to push yourself to the next level! Terry, thank you for sharing your journey and I hope it pushes us all to aspire for something greater.” –Stedman Graham, author, speaker, and entrepreneur

“Starting from the bottom, Terry Giles rose to become one of the most successful criminal defense lawyers in Southern California. He litigated important cases with creativity, compassion, and skill. He then had a second career as a successful entrepreneur. Giles tells not only his own remarkable story, but also the stories of others who have overcome unspeakable adversity, with insight, humor, and honesty. An inspiring read.” –Alan Dershowitz, Professor Emeritus, Harvard Law School and New York Times Bestselling Author


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