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The Skinny on Success: Why not you?

10 Ratings: 4.6
A book by Jim Randel

"Jim has been close to many ultra-successful people. He has watched and learned. He synthesizes it all for you in this funny, precise and profound book on life and success. A wonderful read." --Eric Hippeau, CEO, The Huffington Post    "T … see full wiki

Author: Jim Randel
Publisher: Rand Media Co
10 reviews about The Skinny on Success: Why not you?
review by . November 27, 2010
This book, part of a series, attempts to distill a number of self-help books into a clear and easy to read format. It is intended for busy people who don’t have time to read all those self-help books. If there is such a thing as a definition of a successful person, it is someone who finds something about which they are passionate, they take action to achieve that objective, and they don’t give up when setbacks get in the way. Billy works for a CPA, and thinks that he has a knack for …
review by . October 02, 2010
There are two huge mistakes people make when it comes to making their dreams come true. The first is obvious- some people never even try. Before they even step out of the gate, they decide that their dream is silly or they don't have what it takes. Then, they simply give up.  For those that do try, many fall prey to thinking that success is something that will be handed to them. Perhaps, they believe that they have talent or see others who have made it seem easy to succeed. Then, once …
review by . August 28, 2010
Review of "The Skinny on Success: Why Not You" by Jim Randel. I have read many tens of "self help" books. This book lives up to it's name. It is intended to be a quick primer cutting to the quick on the subject. Replete with vignettes on successful persons/personas of the various ages it ties the elements of human psychology together that make "success" possible. Remembering that the term "success" is arbitrary to the reader this book should not be literally interpreted as a "get rich quick" manual. …
review by . June 30, 2010
"The Skinny on Success" by Jim Randel is one of "The Skinny On" series which is promoted as a series of books for really busy people. Through stick figures, quotes, and shorter passages, Randel has condensed and distilled a large amount of "Success" literature into this one simple to read volume. Randel points out at the beginning that while the design is minimalist, the book takes the message very seriously. I agree with this statement. This book contains very solid advice on success. It's not …
review by . April 01, 2010
This is a quirky little book, populated by stick figures who are desiring success, just like the rest of us. Compared to the others in this series, I feel that this is not the strongest, as the concept of success is somewhat broad, however, as a good general motivational read this is entertaining.    Like all of this series, the strength of the book likes in the Top 10 list at the back - tips that are of value to everyone, no matter what their circumstances.
review by . May 30, 2010
I expected this to be very typical of what you hear from the self help books when relating to success. Promoting the idea that if you work hard enough you can achieve anything you want; but this maintained a more grounded view that it may never always be the case. Providing a more factual and psychological basis for the advice given within, the book managed to be inspirational and promotive of the idea that should you work hard enough you can reach the skies, but at the same time remained grounded …
review by . April 27, 2010
Success is something that all of us have the opportunity to achieve, but as The Skinny on Success shows, it takes work to get it. Jim has given us another book in this incredible series that lays down what you need to do in order to move forward in your goals. There's some tough love included, but it will definitely be worth it.
review by . April 16, 2010
The Skinny On is a series of clever, humorous, and entertaining books that teach significant lessons in an informal, non-pedantic, concise, and engaging fashion usually, but not always, using drawings of stick people engaged in dialogue. Readers can finish the volumes and get many valuable and useful ideas in about an hour.    This volume shows that success is not secured by "the smartest, most talented, best-looking or even the luckiest" person, but by people who identify what they feel …
review by . February 26, 2010
Part of a relatively new book series from Rand Publishing, THE SKINNY ON SUCCESS takes information from over 60 different books and condenses it into an extremely easy to read format that can be read in an hours time and no more than two.    The format of the book is similar to that in other "The Skinny On..." books. There's a 1-page introduction followed by a 1-page note from the publisher. Then the stick man version of Jim Randel, the author, introduces himself and explains …
review by . February 12, 2010
Randel, Jim. The Skinny on Success". Rand Publishing, 2010.    "Why Not You?"    Amos Lassen    Rand Publishing has a new series out called "The Skinny" which gives us in plain English a way to look at the important issues in the world today. Author Jim Randel is a lawyer and entrepreneur who studies financial literacy and personal achievement and he has compiled for us the best thinking about success. He delves historically and takes us …
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