DALLAS (AP) - Motivational speaker and author
Zig Ziglar has died in Texas. He was 86.
Ziglar's executive assistant Laurie Magers
says Ziglar died Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano.
According to his Plano-based company's
website, Ziglar was a World War II veteran who grew up in Yazoo City, Miss.,
and then went to work in sales for a series of companies, where his interest in
motivational speaking grew.
Ziglar was known for corporate training and motivational
speeches that aimed to improve people's personal lives and careers. His company
includes more than a dozen other speakers who advocate "The Ziglar
Ziglar wrote more than 30 books, including
"See You at the Top" and "Over the Top."
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