About The Success Manual Career and Self Improvement Guides
The Success Manual Guides contain proven advice from the best books and experts on any topic in an easy but straight-to-the-point style - no fluff, no digressions and anecdotes, and no 'gurus' branding themselves 24*7.
Our Mission: Helping You Get Useful Skills, Succeed Faster, And Live Better.
Origins: We created the first Success Manual guide in 2003/2004. It was a slim volume of 130 pages. We have grown to 13 guides in 2016.
The guide arose out of my own need to know a bit about all the skills I needed to know. I was just another shy person iwho needed to know a lot - to speak in public, make persuasive presentations, negotiate with people, and things like that. But, there was no single book where I could learn all that.
There are many books on career and self improvement advice. Just too many. Not one book gives you all that we need to know. And we need to know a lot of things to succeed in a highly competitive professional field.
Wouldn't it be great if we had the greatest hits in one place? That was the genesis point for The Success Manual Guides.
The 'skills gap' is real, people. No doubt, far more people are coming out of colleges and technical institues, armed with degrees and diplomas. However, recruiters everywhere will tell you many fresh graduates, even existing professionals, lack people skills and other essential communication (verbal, non-verbal, written and visual).
From The Wall Street Journal: ...employers and hiring managers across the country complain of a growing deficit of workers with adequate soft skills, including the ability to communicate, work in teams, take the initiative and pay attention to detail.
...(and) students with weak soft skills are only about one-third as likely to earn a college degree as those with strong soft skills, even after adjusting for their cognitive skills...
In The News: The Success Manual Guides have been covered in the media, for example, in The Financial Express and The Business Line newspapers in India.
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