How to Prosper Without Being at the Top of the Class - Author Cynthia Kocialski "Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success" Book Tour Jan - March 2012

Join Author Cynthia Kocialski on her Virtual Book Tour, starting January 17, sponsored by The YP Publishing.

Succeeding Beyond Academic Success

 About The Book

In our grade-focused school years, the rules of success seemed as simple as making all As. However, in the working world, success is far more complex. Now, a self-professed over-achiever shares how her professional triumphs wildly strayed from her honor roll tactics in an eye-opening, easy-to-read compilation of truisms from the trenches of real life. Out of the Classroom Lessons in Success: How to Prosper Without Being at the Top of the Class offers hard-won wisdom on achieving professional glory that will serve as an invaluable resource to anyone who is contemplating a career, and is seeking some sound, straightforward advice on navigating the working world.

In today’s global, hypercompetitive marketplace, the rules for success have changed dramatically. Inspired by the experience of her own daughters in school and her work with start-up companies and entrepreneurs, Kocialski realized that many young adults graduate completely unaware of a new playing field that no one has bothered to tell them about—and that is not always predicated by superior grades or talents. In eighteen concise and revelatory chapters, the author draws from her own professional achievements and challenges to debunk common myths that can lead astray aspiring professionals in their early years of forging a career. From the overemphasis of “practice makes perfect” to the often parroted insistence that winning doesn’t matter, Kocialski provides straight facts, anecdotes, and examples that will enable any individual who truly wants to succeed to launch their career on solid footing.

About the Author

Cynthia Kocialski is the founder of three tech companies. What makes her unique is that she has experienced many start-ups and seen them from the inside out, including the day-to-day trials and tribulations, not just the milestones and status presented to passive investors and outsiders. In the past 15 years, she has been involved in dozens of start-ups and has served on various advisory boards. These companies have collectively returned billions of dollars to investors. Cynthia has held various technical, marketing, and management positions at IBM and Matrox Electronics. Cynthia has engineering and mathematics degrees from the University of Rochester and the University of Virginia.

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What Readers are Saying....
"If you're inspired to make a great living by doing what you love - then this is the book for you. It packed with insights about discovering your passion, nurturing your talents, developing valuable life skills, achieving your goals and most importantly actually living your dreams. Cynthia Kocialski shares her many years experience in the corporate world as well as her own personal achievements to reveal the 'keys' to life success. You don't have to be a grade A student - but you do have to read and apply the ideas in this book - if you want to create a life you love!"
Reviewed by Dr Rosina McAlpine, Director Inspired Children

"If every high school student could have access to this book our emphasis on test scores would diminish and the number of happy and successful students graduating and entering life would increase significantly. This is a sound book for any age group - it just takes a bit of ingrained realignment to discover that you deserve a successful happy life! Read the full review here. "
 Reviewed by Grady Harp,  Amazon Classic Reviewer

" Cynthia Kocialski has written a caring guide for teenagers or for anyone who is seeking more success in life in general. This book explains how you should focus on your talents, raise your expectations and not give up the first time you try something new. Cynthia Kocialski also makes a good point about how none of us really achieve success all on our own. There is always a team of people supporting us in our endeavors. This guide also explains how the future is unpredictable. There is a discussion on healthy ideas about money, true friendship and why appearances matter. Overall this is a good guide that will lead the reader to good conclusions and practices. The truth is that after a student reads this book they will probably get better grades."
Reviewed by The Rebecca Review, Amazon Top Ten Reviewer 


Topics that will be discussed during the tour -

Why Sports is Good Training for Entrepreneurs
Why Kids Are Better at Business
Why Effort Isn’t Enough to Reap the Best Rewards
Why Our Youths Are Ill-Equipped to be Entrepreneurs
Creative Deconstruction and Its Impact on Our Careers
How to Get More Sales in Any Small Business
The Missing Link between Reaping What You Sow
How to Stand Up to the Naysayers and Pursue Your Dreams
Entrepreneurship Towards a Good Economy
Building Readers for First Time Authors
Why Some Entrepreneurs Succeed and Most Fail
What You Learned in School Hindering Your Success
Why You Need to Create a Career that Excites Your Kids
An Important Skill Most Children Don’t Develop But Need to Succeed
Why Kids Make Outstanding Business Owners
Why Wannabe Successful Women Aren’t Successful
 A Parent’s Dilemma: My Child Isn’t Good at School. Now What? 
Is Your Start-Up Marketing Strategy Failing Your Product? Or Vice Versa

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