Advice is for Winners: How to Get Advice for Better Decisions in Life and Work

Advice is for Winners: How to Get Advice for Better Decisions in Life and Work

by Raul Valdes-Perez


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Advice is for Winners explains how to be more proactive and more skilled in seeking advice from others for better decision making in life and at work.

The book describes the many benefits of advice and why people often fail to seek it. Dr. Valdes-Perez offers a comprehensive view of advice as a creative and fulfilling intellectual, emotional, and social process. After reviewing insights from the self-improvement and scholarly literature as well as folk wisdom, he lays out principles and steps for doing it right?as a lifelong habit. The author draws on his experiences as an observer, traveler, father, academic research scientist, board member, and software internet entrepreneur.

Dr. Valdes-Perez was co-founder, chairman, and nine-year CEO of Vivisimo, bought by IBM in 2012, and was a 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He was on the computer science faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, where earlier he completed a PhD under the Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon. He remains involved in new start-up ventures and lives with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615709208
Publisher: Ganador Press
Publication date: 10/17/2012
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Raul Valdes-Perez co-founded the business software company Vivisimo in 2000 and led it as CEO and chairman through 2009, then becoming executive chairman until the acquisition by IBM in 2012. He was named a 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (North Central Region), top ten reader favorite for Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. magazine, and twice a CEO of the year finalist by the Pittsburgh Technology Council. Earlier, he was on the Carnegie Mellon computer science faculty. He received seven research grants from the National Science Foundation and published 50 journal articles and book chapters in computer, natural, and social science. Raul received a computer science PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991, where his advisor was the Nobel Laureate Herbert A. Simon.

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