Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject is now available in book form at www.HarvardReject.com.
If you don’t believe me, I wish you could see the floor-to-ceiling books now stacked in my office. If you think “new car smell” is great, you should try “new book smell.”
Although it’s been said many times, you should never judge a book by its cover, the Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject jacket is pretty revealing. A large shiny foot is about to crush the grasping, outstretched fingers of a boundary-breaker attempting to scale an ivy-covered wall.
And that’s precisely what Life Lessons is all about: breaching walls and breaking boundaries, while often enduring great pain and personal sacrifice, to gain access to the most important things in life.
The above, of course, is a tall order, but I think Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject is up to the challenge, giving readers both the tools and the motivation and inspiration to aim higher than their reach and achieve their dreams.
Why am I so positive that the contents will resonate with readers? Well, how can you miss when your teachers range from Socrates and Shakespeare, to Milton and Matisse, to Oprah and O. Henry!
Who is the audience for Life Lessons of a Harvard Reject? Anyone who believes in the future! It’s a great teaching tool for parents to share and discuss with their children; it’s a fabulous resource for business owners to improve their products, services and sales; it’s a tremendous guide for leaders, coaches, managers and movers of people.
Ultimately, it’s for anyone who wants to live their life with more passion, purpose and perspective.
Why should you trust me to be your guide? Fair question. I’ve been writing since I was five years old, so well over half a century now. Over the years, I’ve been a writer for the Los Angeles Times and managing editor of American Bungalow magazine. I’ve been a publisher of two newspapers and countless newsletters for various clients over the years. I majored in English at Stanford University.
But mostly, I’ve learned a few things over the years that I believe are worth sharing. Maybe after 57 years, it was just my turn to go on record and say, “This, I believe.” And besides, I was a Harvard Reject, no different from investor Warren Buffett, Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner or newscaster Tom Brokaw, to name but a few. I aspired then to be more than I was, and today I still aspire to be more than I am!
I’ll say no more. I’ll let the book speak the rest of the way, all 431 fast-moving, mind-expanding, adventure-filled pages!
Let the lessons begin!