Just received our copies of the Afrikaans edition we wrote about a few weeks ago. Turning the book over, I found the endorsements by Stephen M.R. Covey and Pat Williams — and just above them, what looks like a fairly lengthy endorsement by someone I hadn’t heard of named Heinrich Kruger. (“Heinrich Kruger?” I heard myself murmur. “Who the heck is Heinrich Kruger?”)
I wrote an email to Johan, our South African publisher, and asked him about it. I’m now reading his prompt reply, in which Johan not only tells me who Heinrich is but even provides a rough translation of those book-jacket comments:
“On my visit to the USA in February 2008, I discovered The Go-Giver at CNN’s bookshop at the airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Because the principle used in this book is something I am interested in and have been using in my seminars, I immediately bought the book and read through it while flying from Atlanta to Denver.
“On my return to South Africa, I bought a couple of the books and immediately gave it to family members, friends and business colleagues to read. All of them agreed that this was one of the best books they have read on fundamental business practices.
“Each and every South African should read this book, because this can change an economy of a country.”
“I was happy and excited when Naledi agreed to throw in their weight to publish this book in Afrikaans.”
— Heinrich Kruger, Financial Analyst, Kruger International
Heinrich is being a bit modest; a quick Internet search reveals that he isn’t just a financial analyst with Kruger International, a large South African financial management firm, he is its founder and MD (managing director). Thank you, Heinrich!
In his note, Johan adds:
“Heinrich is a regular co-presenter of a financial program on RSG, which is the largest Afrikaans radio station in South Africa, and he mentions this title as often as possible on [the show].”
Do we get to work with great people, or what?