LIFE IN HALF A SECOND:
HOW TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE
What if there was a proven path to success? A path supported by science and research? A path that led to your goals and aspirations in less time, with less risk? Would you take it?
Truthful and hard hitting, Life in Half a Second is the first "fact-based" formula for achieving success in life and business. Proven through thousands of studies and decades of research, it presents the five doors you must walk through to achieve success in your career, business, or personal life.
Gimmicks, mind tricks, fairy tales, and wishful thinking NOT INCLUDED. Just facts.
What others are saying
“The smallest of human beings can achieve the greatest of deeds – Life in Half a Second provides interesting ideas on how it’s done.”
- Lech Walesa, former President of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize winner
“Life in Half a Second is a powerful book in every way. Read the first chapter to see what I mean.”
- Andrew Griffiths, International Best Selling Author
“If you want to make the most of the time you have left on this planet then Life in Half a Second takes you on a journey to do just that.”
- Daniel Priestley, International Best Selling Author and Founder of KPI
“Life in Half a Second is an excellent primer - or reminder - for people in all stages of life ... those who are just starting out, or considering a personal or professional move and need some guidance on where to begin. Matthew has taken a fairy complex topic and simplified it - one of the hardest things for writers to accomplish. He's given the subject matter a great deal of thought and considerable research, and unlike many self-proclaimed experts, his accomplishments support his theories and advice, making them far more credible and trustworthy.”
- Mary Scarborough, Best Selling Author of "Guerrilla Marketing on the Internet"
A GUIDE FOR BUILDING A BUSINESS FROM RAGS TO RICHES
More than half of new businesses fail within five years, and many of those that endure can’t seem to bridge the gulf between “just surviving” and true success. If you want to beat the odds, then your business will need Winning Credibility.
"Winning Credibility is extremely clearly written. There is no jargon, quick-fixes, no blather. It practices what it preaches: know what you are selling, be committed to it, and be honest and clear about it."
- The Australian
This book is a practical “how-to” guide for overcoming the hurdles that all entrepreneurs face when starting and growing a business. Serial entrepreneurs Matthew Michalewicz and Zbigniew Michalewicz provide countless “out-of-the-box” solutions for:
- Winning that first major client.
- Signing up partners and resellers.
- Building an all-star management team.
- Leveraging new customers from existing customers.
- Impressing the media and analysts.
- Engaging high-profile board members.
- Finding investors who provide more than just money.
- And much more.
Explained in simple and easy-to-understand terms, the credibility-building principles in this book can give your business a winning edge.
PUZZLE BASED LEARNING:
AN INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING, MATHEMATICS AND PROBLEM SOLVING
Most of us never learn how to think about solving problems. Throughout our education, we are forced to focus on textbook questions. So, without much thinking, we apply the material from each chapter to solve the problems at the end of each chapter. With this type of approach to "problem solving", it is not surprising that we are ill prepared for framing and addressing real-world problems. When we enter the real world, we suddenly find that problems do not come with instructions or textbooks …
"The approach taken in this book seeks to teach us how to frame and solve “unstructured” problems."
The approach taken in this book – called Puzzle-based Learning – seeks to address this deficiency by teaching us how to frame and solve “unstructured” problems. Based on a variety of puzzles that are inherently unstructured, this book increases our mathematical awareness and ability to solve difficult problems. Puzzle-based Learning is based on the earlier ideas of Gyorgy Polya and Martin Gardner (among many others), and introduces elements of mathematics, science, and critical thinking.
ADAPTIVE BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE:
A GUIDE TO COMBINE PREDICTION AND OPTIMIZATION
In the modern information era, managers must recognize the competitive opportunities represented by decision-support tools. Adaptive Business Intelligence systems combine prediction and optimization techniques to assist decision makers in complex, rapidly changing environments. These systems address the fundamental questions: What is likely to happen in the future? And what is the best decision right now? Adaptive Business Intelligence includes elements of data mining, predictive modeling, forecasting, optimization, and adaptability.
The authors have considerable academic research backgrounds in artificial intelligence and related fields, combined with years of practical consulting experience in businesses and industries worldwide.
"In this book the authors explain the science and application of numerous prediction and optimization techniques, as well as how these concepts can be used to develop adaptive decision-making systems."
The techniques covered include linear regression, time-series forecasting, decision trees and tables, artificial neural networks, genetic programming, fuzzy systems, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search, ant systems, and agent-based modeling.
This book is suitable for business and IT managers who make decisions in complex industrial and service environments, non-specialists who want to understand the science behind better predictions and decisions, and students and researchers who need a quick introduction to this field.