Success Made to Last: Author’s Corner Interview

September 21, 2023 | Events, Philosophy

William F. Merck II, Author, Leader, Speaker

by William F. Merck II

Events | Philosophy
Bill talks about overcoming ageism in the workplace, embracing change, and building your adaptability.

In September 2023, Bill was the guest on “Success Made to Last,” with host and co-founder, Rick Tocquigny. Bill’s book, Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life, was featured on the show’s Author’s Corner podcast.

Topics discussed include discrimination in the workplace and the importance of staying flexible when it comes to embracing new thoughts and methods. In particular, Bill talks about overcoming ageism in the workplace, embracing change, and building your adaptability.

Listen to the podcast here:

Success Made to Last Podcast

by William F. Merck and host Rick Tocquigny | On overcoming ageism in the workplace and building adaptability.


Bill’s book, Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life, is available on Amazon. Read excerpts from the book here.

Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life by William F. Merck II

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Breadcrumbs: Finding a Philosophy of Life is now available in paperback and e-book editions.

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Available on Amazon

So, You Want to Be a LEADER


Being a leader is not easy for anyone. Thankfully, this book transforms more than a half-century of leadership experiences into a practical handbook for those looking to excel in leadership roles. In candid fashion, So, You Want to Be a Leader: Secrets of a Lifetime of Success, reveals what works—along with an unvarnished examination of what doesn’t—in a myriad of work-related situations.

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BREADCRUMBS: Finding a Philosophy of Life


In Bill’s new book released on March 14, 2023, the author uses stories from his life’s journey to illustrate points in time that helped form his view of the world and his place in it. From growing up in Southern Georgia in the 1940s, to becoming a military officer and a corporate leader, he discovers a nexus between early feelings and subsequent notions and beliefs.

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BREADCRUMBS