Saturday, March 16, 2013
Book Review - What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead
What I Wish I Knew at 18 is an engaging, comprehensive, and conversational book written to help young adults achieve success in life. Through lively illustration, simple instruction, and practical, reflective questions, the book reveals key, before-the-fact secrets that propel people into thriving adulthood. Unique in its scope, universal in its message, and timely in its wisdom, it is designed to serve everyone who wants a solid grip on the prize of a successful life. Although conversationally written to graduates, it is destined to become the definitive parenting guide to preparing children for lives of impact. It is also a must read for schools, colleges, faith leaders, mentors, caregivers, and coaches as they partner with parents to educate students for life. Served in bite-sized morsels, the 109 success pointers average one to two pages in length, along with study questions to facilitate dynamic student discussions and deep personal reflection. Whether as a curricular resource or as a gift, What I Wish I Knew at 18 will help develop well-rounded students for their betterment and that of mankind.
About the Author
Dennis Trittin is a successful investment manager, educator, and mentor committed to helping young people reach their full potential. He holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin, an M.B.A. from the University of Washington, and a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation. During his twenty-seven-year career at Russell Investments, He served as director of Research, director of Investment Strategy, and Senior Portfolio Manager, and helped grow the firm's assets from $1 billion to $220 billion through his role in portfolio management and sales and service support. In 2008, he retired to devote his life to charitable causes, including teaching financial literacy and life skills and serving on a private school board. He spends his spare time on the golf course, enjoying friends, following the markets, writing, and traveling.
My Take on the Book
This is a great book that really pulled together not only the author's own experiences, but beyond this, it provides the reader with amazing ideas and resources. I could easily see this being given as a graduation gift because it was so timely and had so much great information within it that will help any reader to better themselves altogether. This is the type of book that I wish that I would have had when I was in high school as I would have loved to have had it for everything that it had in it. This is not only for the student though, it is also for parents.
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