Sweet Success

Awarded with the Silver Medal during the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards the first edition of Sweet Success received a great success. In this revised second edition the former CEO, Douglas Lapins chronicles the changes and challenges of a thirty-year career in the corporate world.

High-fructose corn syrup, a changing sugar industry, and practical leadership methods weave an absorbing tale of business, family, and social responsibility. Through strength of character, hard work, and native intelligence, he embraced a life full of extraordinary experiences and growth. This is the engrossing story of that journey, the people who influenced its path, and lessons that were learned.  It is a must-read for anyone on their own journey of self-improvement.  

 

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About The Author

Doug Lapins

Doug graduated from the University of Arizona as a mechanical engineer and forged a career in the sugar and corn processing industries, finally serving as CEO of major companies in both industries. He was a leader in the early production of high fructose corn syrup, restructured a sugar company through difficult downsizing, and led another company out of the chaos and disarray of bankruptcy.Doug and his wife, Ginny, have been married for over fifty years and live in Pinehurst, NC

Synopsis

In 'Sweet Success: A Journey of Change and Challenge', Doug Lapins chronicles the changes, challenges, and guiding principles of a thirty year corporate career. High-fructose corn syrup, a changing sugar industry, and practical leadership methods weave an absorbing tale of business, family, and social responsibility. Through strength of character, hard work, and native intelligence, he embraced a life full of extraordinary experiences and growth. This is the engrossing story of that journey, the people who influenced its path, and lessons that were learned. It is a must-read for anyone on their own journey of self-improvement.

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The Testimonials

Ken Blanchard, co-author of The New One Minute Manager® and Collaboration Begins with You

“In Sweet Success, Doug Lapins documents his career in the sugar industry–and the best part is he doesn’t try to sugar-coat anything. He sums up the life of a leader in a way that allows readers to learn from his triumphs as well as his mistakes. Making hard decisions and remaining humble while serving others is no easy feat. Doug’s positive messages will stay with readers long after they finish this book.”

Lou Holtz, author and College Hall of Fame football coach

“Sweet Success is a book that will benefit you regardless of your position in life. It is about achieving success and overcoming problems.”

Bob Kerrey, former governor and US senator from Nebraska

“Sweet Success is a story that helps us understand what really makes America exceptional. It’s our industriousness, honesty, commitment to family and community, and faith. For business leaders trying to answer basic management questions, for government officials trying to answer the policy questions, and for readers who just want to feel good about our country, this book is a very good read.”

Mark Whitacre, PhD, The Informant (whistleblower in the ADM price-fixing case)

“Sweet Success is a MUST read! I only wish that I had read it before I had my own challenges with doing the right thing. You will find the book to be a very valuable lesson from an experienced leader.”

Kent Hance, former US congressman, chancellor emeritus of wTexas Tech University

“Doug Lapins captures the positive impact of living in Dimmitt, Texas, in his book Sweet Success. This book is well worth reading.

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