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Street Smarts

  • Sep 12, 2011
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Street Smarts contains a little bit of everything: basic advice about money, career, and how the world works. The book contains nine main topics including communication skills, career, time management, investing, personal development, etc. In all, there are 125 lessons, life lessons.

The idea behind Street Smarts is that young people starting out in life will learn and eventually master these life lessons. Therefore, the book is not really meant to be read from cover to cover, in order, over the course of a week or two. Doing so would probably be pretty overwhelming.

Personally, I would have liked a clearer path and connection between the sections. Perhaps starting at more basic concepts and working through to more complex ones. I also thought that things like running a company and investing might be a bit out of the realm for the average new college graduate.

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This book is going to be widely successful with recent graduates ... no, I take that back ... with everybody!!

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

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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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