Street Smarts: Beyond the Diploma [NOOK Book]


STREET SMARTS: Beyond the Diploma is the culmination of ten years of research and interviews with successful people from all works of life.

STREET SMARTS recounts the 125 life lessons that came out of these interviews in answer to:

What should college graduates know when they leave the college ...
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Street Smarts: Beyond the Diploma

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STREET SMARTS: Beyond the Diploma is the culmination of ten years of research and interviews with successful people from all works of life.

STREET SMARTS recounts the 125 life lessons that came out of these interviews in answer to:

What should college graduates know when they leave the college environment?

This book is designed for the 21st century reader: short and punchy sentences and paragraphs, concise and precise, alternating pages of visuals and text, bolding and bullet points, summaries and quotes. STREET SMARTS is the wisdom of the ages presented in an Internet-Age format.
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Editorial Reviews

Gene Manheim
The freshest, most interesting concept I have seen in a very long time. I LOVED IT!
Harold Levy
Run, don t walk, to buy this book for every person you know.
Sean Heffron
This book is going to be widely successful with recent graduates ... no, I take that back ... with everybody!!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012964342
  • Publisher: Rand Media Co
  • Publication date: 5/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Jim Randel, a graduate of the Columbia University College and Law School, has made his living as an entrepreneur. During his 30-year career, Jim has been the lead investor in many real estate and business deals. He has been a guest speaker at Harvard and NYU Business Schools, annual conventions for national organizations, and investor sessions in every large city in the United States. He has also appeared on numerous networks as an expert on investing. Recent engagements include ABC, CBS, Fox, Fox Business and

Throughout his career, Jim's passion has been to teach and write. His first book, The Real Estate Game (CCH), was published in 1986 and received national recognition from investors and critics. From 1988 to 1990 he was a daily commentator on the Financial News Network (now CNBC). In 2006 he wrote Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur (McGraw-Hill) which reached #1 in several Amazon categories.

In 2008 Jim founded Rand Media Co, which, under the imprint The Skinny On™, publishes a revolutionary line of illustrated non-fiction books.

The first book in this series, The Skinny on the Housing Crisis, was awarded First Prize in the prestigious Robert Bruss Real Estate Book competition sponsored by NAREE, a group of 600 journalists who cover business and finance. This was quickly followed by 8 more titles: The Skinny on Willpower, The Skinny on Credit Cards, The Skinny on Success, The Skinny on Real Estate Investing, The Skinny on Direct Sales (also available in Spanish as The Skinny on Venta Directa), The Skinny on Time Management, The Skinny on the Art of Persuasion, and the newest in the series, The Skinny on Networking.

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

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    This manual works for any age group!

    While there are 20 something's on the cover and I am sure the book is designed to help them I thought it would also serve those at any age that find themselves looking for a job. Last year I was unemployed and had not been on a job interview in 15 years. While my age bodes me to me the mother of the under 30 group there are ideas in this book that when taken into context really would have helped me. While knowing the basics is important regardless of the age group, explaining the facts so they translate into going from interview to employed in a very fine line right now to walk.

    The only negative is with this ADD generation they will be distracted before they finish it which is why the Skinny On Series works. Allot of pictures with short sentences that get to the point faster.

    The reality of going from student to having a full-time adult job is shocking in and of itself it does not have to be something you are afraid to conquer. Again though while looking for employment at any age especially when you are changing the type of employment you are seeking is helpful. I was in the pharmaceutical field but had the flexibility to move into anything available field and this book explains how to see yourself in a job regardless of the business.

    I have seen all three of my children attend and graduate from college and I truly wish for two of them that entered the business world this manual had been required reading before graduation. It can work if you let yourself absorb the reality that you are no longer living off of someone else and have to support yourself.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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