Pete Mefford Shares Details of His Rags-to-Riches Business Success Story

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Author, retired business executive announces release of new memoir, ‘Access Granted’.

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Success brings with it the obligation to help others

In “Access Granted” (published by AuthorHouse), Pete Mefford’s new memoir, readers gain insight into the mind of a successful business leader who persevered through numerous obstacles to reach the absolute top of his career goals.

Mefford was raised in Tennessee by grandparents with little money. Through hard work and persistence he gained access to four opportunities that propelled him to a successful career as a global leader in the information technology industry. In this memoir he shares his keys to success and the lessons garnered along the way.

An excerpt from “Access Granted”:

“In the spirit of not being bashful, over the previous 23 years, I had made a point of letting every senior executive know that my personal goal was to become a Corporate Officer. This was not the first time that a similar promise had been made, nor would it be the last.”

With raw honesty, Mefford reveals personal missteps and important lessons that transformed him from a stuttering, impoverished boy to a corporate officer of a global 140,000 employee company. “Any personal goal can be attained with enough persistence,” he says. “Success brings with it the obligation to help others.”

Access Granted
By Pete Mefford
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 244 pages | ISBN 9781481734493
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 244 pages | ISBN 9781481734516
E-Book | 244 pages | ISBN 9781481734509
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Pete Mefford was born in Tennessee during the Great Depression. He holds a degree from Vanderbilt University, and, despite coming from poverty and suffering from a severe stutter, Mefford became a leader in business. After five years in information technology, he joined Ross Perot's Electronic Data Systems and eventually rose to senior executive ranks. During more than 30 years in business, he learned and taught the practical application of leadership which he reveals in this book. He and his wife are retired and live near Austin, Texas.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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