In 1959 Larry Wilson was a 29-year old hotshot in the life insurance industry, becoming the youngest member of the Million-Dollar Round Table. That same year Larry spotted a used book on a table outside of a bookstore. The book was by Dr. Abraham Maslow, the father of humanistic psychology and the creator of the famous Hierarchy of Needs. Larry read the book and was so fascinated with Maslow’s philosophy that he contacted him at Brandeis University. Dr. Maslow invited Larry to visit him, and the day they spent together inspired Larry to start Wilson Learning¬† in 1960, which eventually become a multi-national corporation and the second largest training company in the world. On March 25, 2010, Larry Wilson turned 80, and he’s still sharing his ground breaking ideas with audiences around the world. After 50 years of studying human behavior, Larry Wilson’s insights are steeped in the wisdom that can only be acquired by experience. Watch this post and take advantage of the knowledge of this brilliant, one of a kind, national treasure.

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Steve Siebold
Author and Professional Speaker since 1997. Past Chairman of the National Speakers Association's Million Dollar Speakers Group. Author of 11 books with 1.4 million copies in print.

8 thoughts on “Larry Wilson: Pioneer of Personal Growth”

  1. Mr Wilson, my father is a huge fan of yours. He is also a very successful insurance professional, which has led me to become part of the insurance indusry. My father had always quoted one of your topics that he heard a long time ago; something relevant to hanging on the roof and you cannot be the fiddler..We actually discussed your theory today in regard to my father’s advice to surround myself around positive people and people who encourage you not bring you down. I am trying to by him an audiotape by you but there are none around!

    Will you be in New York City anytime soon? It would be the greatest gift to my dad to have him hear you or even meet you!!

    Thank you for being who you are and helping us along our paths :o)


  2. What a coincidence! I was listening to this blog this morning while my husband was getting ready for work so HE was listening, too. (loud volume) My husband came over to me with his Army greens from the Vietnam era and showed me a pin on his sleeve which said, “Play to Win”. I’ll be getting that book today. I just finished two books and was picking out the next one.

  3. When I met Larry Wilson a few years ago I could see in his eyes the wisdom of the ages. He not only connects deeply with his audiences, but also connects in-person, one-on-one. We only talked for about 15 minutes, but that 15 minutes was like talking with an old friend.

    There are few true masters, Larry Wilson is one.


  4. Mike, Steve ask me to reply to your interest in coming to Malibo on the 14-15. Of course you should come! There’s a reason you should come. It will be revieled during the session. Follow your insticts and beieve your true self. Plus, you’ll meet someone who will be just what you need at this time in your life.
    Enough said.

    Here’s the link to the session. See you there. Larry

  5. I’ve looked at my schedule and will be on the road in May – will have to see if I can fit in a side trip – will get “Play to Win.” This the first time I’ve heard of Larry Wilson – where have I been most of my life?

    What we see is what we’ve memorized. See more – open your mind and learn more stuff.


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