What It Takes is a fresh look at the things that really drive people to get what they want from their working lives: things like purpose, commitment and relentless hard work. What It Takes will challenge you to decide what you want to achieve in your working life and inspire you to do it. It will remind you that whatever path you travel in your professional life, a sense of purpose is a strength that triumphs over all others. Mark Bouris provides no - nonsense, no - holds - barred advice on everything from having the right attitude to facing the tough questions and finding the answers. Anyone wanting to take the next step in their working lives will benefit from the experience of a man whose long career has included life as a professional, entrepreneurial business builder, company director, university lecturer, public speaker and mentor. Whether you're a school leaver or a parent of one, a mid - level manager or a high - flying executive; whether you're switching careers or wanting to grow your business, What It Takes is an inspirational and practical guide to achieving what you want on your own terms.