Fifty years in the making: Business and career advice book by Detroit PR veteran launches

"The Power of Ownership" by author John J. Bailey available on Amazon

Honesty and fairness as winning strategies among book's central themes

Jun 17, 2013, 12:14 ET from John J. Bailey

DETROIT, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Power of Ownership: How to Build a Career and a Business," a new book written by long-time Detroit public relations executive John J. Bailey, is now available.

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The book, which claims that success is rooted in ethical business practices, follows Bailey's 50-plus-year career as a business leader, corporate spokesperson and PR agency owner. Bailey shares his personal successes, failures and lessons from actual events that helped to shape the local economy, state policy, and even the national consciousness.

"Anyone who is serious about their profession or starting an enterprise must follow the 'Golden Rule' and take ownership of their own future to achieve true greatness," advises Bailey.

His book provides many educational, often humorous anecdotes from Bailey's agency experience that readers and aspiring entrepreneurs can embrace in work and life.

"In my fifties, I was told I was 'too old' to start a company," he recounts, after having spent decades working for others. "Determined, I formed a firm and grew from a single desk to a staff of 40, with many clients and offices statewide. Through hard labor and ethic, I succeeded. Anyone can, at any age, as I did."

"The Power of Ownership" (ISBN: 1482639551) is available on Amazon and retails for $14.98 in paperback. Hardcover and Kindle editions arrive this summer. The book is 236 pages and includes many historical Detroit photographs.

About The Author
John J. Bailey spent his entire business career in metropolitan Detroit and is regarded as an expert leader in public relations, marketing and communications. He served in executive roles with several agencies, and was responsible for PR campaigns such as growing the Stroh's beer brand, educating American drivers about safety belts, and helping to create smoke-free workplaces in Michigan. He founded John Bailey & Associates in 1996 and grew it into one of the state's leading PR firms before merging with Lambert, Edwards & Associates in 2009. Bailey has served on a number of boards, including Detroit Regional Chamber, and has received numerous awards by his peers for his professional, civic and cultural achievements. 

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