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STREET SMARTS Reinforced For Me The Importance Of Using What You Know

  • Jul 10, 2011
We all come from different places in our lives. I think one of the things that STREET SMARTS (Beyond the Diploma) does beginning at the cover is let us know that no matter what we look like or where we are, there are simple principles that will help to guide us to where we want to be.

I was first introduced to the author Jim Randel through The Skinny On series, but with this book the author takes a more in-depth look at exactly what it takes to find your place in the world and apply the principles we have at our disposal so that they work for us. Regardless of what we are looking to do or accomplish, there is something in the book that will help us along the way. The author has once again included practical tips and quotes from respected leaders to reenforce the fact that these tips do work.

Whether its deciding who you will listen to when it comes to important decisions, getting a house or knowing how to move forward in pursuing your passion or dreams. STREET SMARTS helps you to make application of what you know and even aid you in discovering the truths that maybe you hadn't thought to try.

Full of insight and great advice, STREET SMARTS reinforced for me the importance of using what you know---and searching out the right people who may know more than we do. You'll definitely want to hang on to this book for future reference.

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September 12, 2011
Sounds like a fantastic book, Cyrus. Thanks for the review!
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I am the President of Conversations Book Club, host of Conversations LIVE Radio and the Take Time To Read Literacy Campaign. Information can be found at www.conversationsmag.com.
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This book is going to be widely successful with recent graduates ... no, I take that back ... with everybody!!

Sean Heffron, Director of Student Experience John (Jack) Welch School of Business, Sacred Heart University

Run, don t walk, to buy this book for every person you know.

Harold Levy, Chief Executive Officer, Iridian Asset Management

The freshest, most interesting concept I have seen in a very long time. I LOVED IT!

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ISBN-10: 0984441875
ISBN-13: 978-0984441877
Publisher: Rand Media Co

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