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You Don’t Have to Learn the Hard Way

By J.R. Parrish


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Publication Date: May 2009

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The pathway-to-the-future guidebook for recent grads.

You Don’t Have To Learn The Hard Way

Chock-full of practical advice for teen and college-age readers on everything, including:

  • Nailing that first big job interview
  • Avoiding dangerous relationship mistakes
  • Mastering the art of managing your finances
  • Circumventing the typical pitfalls of adjusting to the adult world
  • Making friends and forging career alliances
  • Choosing the right mentors

This valuable guidebook synthesizes a life’s worth of wisdom into one engaging volume. The author, a self-made multimillionaire who did learn the hard way, offers what he wishes someone would have given him when he was starting out—a no-nonsense blueprint for personal and professional success. Written with self-deprecating humor and grace, this book is never preachy and features irresistible self-discovery quizzes that guide young readers to deeper self-understanding.


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About the Author

J.R.  Parrish

J. R. Parrish went from being a milkman to a multimillionaire. In 1974 he founded J. R. Parrish Inc., a commercial real estate company in Silicon Valley. He ran the company based on what his mentor Glenn Lay taught him—most important, that to succeed in life you must learn to effectively deal with people. J. R. spent the next 25 years studying and teaching his employees and brokers about human relations. The company grew to be a huge success and one of the premier real estate brokerage firms in Silicon Valley. J. R. retired in 1999. Today he and his wife Lisa live in Hawaii.

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Publication Details

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Weight: 1 lbs.

Publication Date: May 2009

Format: E-book (epub)

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