Don't Eat the Marshmallow-- Yet!

Don't Eat the Marshmallow-- Yet!

The Secret to Sweet Success in Work and Life

Book - 2005
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Learn how to achieve success--and eat your marshmallows, too--with this motivational, life-changing book.

What explains the difference between success and failure? And what does it mean to you and your children?

The answer lies in a landmark Stanford University study. Children were left in a room, each with a marshmallow, and given the choice of eating it then or fifteen minutes later, when they were promised an extra marshmallow as a reward for waiting. Some ate theirs right away. Others waited. But the study's real significance came a decade later when the researchers discovered that the children who held out for the reward had become more successful adults than the children who gobbled their marshmallows immediately.

The lesson wasn't lost on Joachim de Posada, a world-renowned motivational speaker to thousands of corporate executives and professional athletes. The "marshmallow theory" answered a thirty-year quest to find a compelling explanation for why some people succeed and others fail. Posada was convinced that the key difference between success and failure is not merely hard work or superior intelligence but the ability to delay gratification. "Marshmallow resisters" achieve high levels of success while the rest of us eat all our marshmallows at once, so to speak--accumulating debt and dissatisfaction no matter what our occupations or incomes. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Using a simple parable and real-life examples (including basketball great Larry Bird and major league baseball catcher Jorge Posada, Joachim's cousin), this book shows you how the moves you make today can pay off big tomorrow-- if you just don't eat the marshmallow...yet !
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9780425205457
Branch Call Number: 650.1019 POS
Characteristics: ix, 97 pages
Additional Contributors: Singer, Ellen 1957-


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CatherineG_1 Jan 25, 2016

Joachim de Posada feels that every young person should read this book. Written in the same style as "Who Moved my Cheese?" through a series of short stories, he gives practical tips how to get ahead in life, personally, financially and professionally.

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