The Carpenter - Jon Gordon & Ken Blanchard

The Carpenter

By Jon Gordon & Ken Blanchard

  • Release Date: 2014-05-23
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
Score: 4.5
From 219 Ratings


Bestselling author Jon Gordon returns with his most inspiring book yet—filled with powerful lessons and the greatest success strategies of all.

Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a Carpenter he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a Carpenter; he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, and teams.

As the Carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure. Along the way he learns that there's no such thing as an overnight success but there are timeless principles to help you stand out, excel, and make an impact on people and the world.

Drawing upon his work with countless leaders, sales people, professional and college sports teams, non-profit organizations and schools, Jon Gordon shares an entertaining and enlightening story that will inspire you to build a better life, career, and team with the greatest success strategies of all.

If you are ready to create your masterpiece, read The Carpenter and begin the building process today.


  • A must read

    By Travis3243
    Sometimes we are so busy in life and we forget the most important things. We forget to create memories with our family, we forget to treat people as humans, and we forget to spread love. This book, teaches you everything you need to know and always reminds you to spread love one person at time. Amazing book!!
  • Legend

    By Spy Life
    Jon Gordon’s mindset is exactly what this world needs right now. Everything he is training us through this book and all his other books is what the world needs today. Read this book but the bigger win is now living out this book. Love Care Serve In your energy work and love
  • Do not miss this book

    By throcoach
    A must read for todays business builder.
  • So good!!!

    By MyKOHR
    Absolutely love this book. I bought a copy for all of my employees!
  • Great book!

    By Jp and Kat kill
    You just have to read this book. I looked up books online that assuring CPA's should read and that does not do this book justice. If you are a human being, you need to read this book. It will change your perspective of life!
  • Inspirational and Easy to Read and Understand

    By IceBliss44
    I love the message of the book. Very practical. Makes logical sense. The short chapters make the book an easy and enjoyable read.
  • The Carpenter

    By holland hawks
    I read this book in a few hours. My husband recommended it to me and thought I would take him up on his recommendation. I'm so glad I did. It reminds us why we always try and do the right things when we don't always feel like it. Great read
  • Spirit Lifter

    By Tee Olat
    Wow! I can't recall exactly how I heard about this book, but I am absolutely grateful I read it. It's a wonderful book, a spirit lifter and booster. I love the use of words and the simplicity of the book, it's exciting to read. I didn't want to finish reading it but I couldn't stop reading it either. I simply love this book, will recommend it to everyone. Great work from both Jon Gordon and Ken Blanchard.
  • Wrong Sample Book....

    By Enlightened 11
    Loaded. Was afraid same would happen if I purchased through iBooks. I bought through Amazon Kindle for same price. With that said, an absolutely brilliant book. Very heartwarming and inspirational.
  • Th Carpenter

    By cw0113
    Jon Gordon has a gift that allows him to teach wisdom beyond his years. His books are transforming if the reader is ready and open to transformation in their life.