Adapt: Your First Step Towards Success That Lasts (Author Interview)

What inspired you to write 'Adapt: Your First Step Towards Success That Lasts' and choose Ram as your central character?

Growing up, I loved writing and to tell stories. During my Executive MBA program, I got to read The Goal by Eli.Goldratt and I was instantly in love with its format where a business concept is intertwined in the backdrop of a story. As I became a manager, I was very particular about presenting a vision with clear objectives and then documenting the progress towards those goals and measuring their overall impacts to the team’s performance. The combination of all the 3 factors, led me towards the idea of Adapt sometime during the 2013-14 timeframe. I came to act on it when Covid stuck when I had more time at home due to travel restrictions.


In 'Adapt', Ram's journey as a senior manager is pivotal. How much of this is drawn from your own experiences in the tech industry?

All of it is actually drawn from my personal experience in the tech industry. The tech industry is very dynamic and I have been lucky to be at the forefront of many important technological upheavals. Right from the Mainframe to Client-Server architecture to the advent of Smartphones, associated Flash, Lithium-ion battery technology to Cloud Computing and now to Accelerated Computing, I have been at the forefront, having a ring side view as these changes unfold and their profound implications in our day to day lives. It is critical to have the right mindset and management philosophy to handle both the volume and velocity of these changes to successfully achieve our objectives.

Bond of Brothers: Our Stories, Our Legacies

In this sequel to their memoir, Two Jersey Brothers, Bob and Nick Finamore recount stories from their adult lives.

It's all here - Together at Paterson New Jersey Central High School, Bob's football success, Nick's aviation adventures, Bob's U.S. Army and teaching years, Nick's music and AT&T careers. Their brother-to-brother storytelling takes you inside their lives, from training with the New York Jets to saving dolphins at the Jersey Shore to comforting their 102-year-old mother on her deathbed. All the while they reveal the secrets of an enduring fraternal bond and the one core meaning in both their lives.

About the authors

Nick Finamore is a retired AT&T Regional Vice President with a thirty-five-year career in engineering, computer systems, sales, and human resources. Upon retirement, AT&T contracted with him for another twelve years as a loaned executive under three New Jersey governors to assist in improving state operations. In this sequel to their memoir, Two Jersey Brothers, Nick describes many life-changing events and mentors influencing his life’s direction.. These experiences gave rise to a number of challenging hobbies and adventures. He became a pilot and partner in a Piper Arrow airplane; a performing pianist; a sailboat enthusiast on Cape Cod waters; and a licensed ham radio operator.

Nick and his wife of sixty years, Marie, live in Annandale, New Jersey. They have three children and six grandchildren.

Bob Finamore’s career in education spanned thirty-five years, during which he served as teacher, coach, driving instructor, and disciplinarian/athletic director. An athlete from a very young age, he received many accolades, most notably MVP awards in high school, college, and a post-season bowl game. He has also been inducted by his high school, college, and local athletic association (Paterson Old Timers) into their Halls of Fame.

In this memoir with his brother Nick, Bob recounts his football days at Memphis State University and his training with the New York Jets and afterwards serving for two years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict.

His wife, Shirley, passed away after forty-four years of marriage. He lives in Wayne, New Jersey and spends time with his daughter, son, and two grandchildren who live nearby.

Starscapes: Coloring the Infinite Universe: Bring Space to Life with Every Brushstroke!



Introducing a celestial journey like no other - "Starscapes: Coloring the Infinite Universe" by the talented artist Sadia Sealy! Dive into the boundless expanse of the cosmos and discover a universe of imagination waiting to be brought to life with every brushstroke. This extraordinary coloring book is not just a mere collection of pages; it's an invitation to embark on an awe-inspiring odyssey through the cosmos, offering you a chance to be the artist of your very own starry night.

🌟 Unleash Your Inner Artist 🌟

Sadia Sealy, the visionary behind "Starscapes," has created a masterpiece designed to ignite your creative spark. With intricate designs and mesmerizing celestial scenes, this book is the ultimate canvas for your artistic expression. From swirling galaxies and dazzling constellations to planets, nebulae, and cosmic phenomena, each page is a portal to the vast mysteries of the universe.

🌌 Explore the Universe, One Stroke at a Time 🌌

"Starscapes" allows you to travel through space and time without ever leaving the comfort of your own space. As you delve into the world of astronomy and space exploration, you'll have the chance to add your own personal touch to the marvels of the cosmos. Whether you're an experienced artist or a budding beginner, these illustrations cater to all skill levels, providing an engaging experience that's as relaxing as it is educational.

🌠 Features to Ignite Your Creativity 🌠

This enchanting coloring book features:

🌟 Over 40 beautifully hand-drawn designs inspired by the wonders of the universe.
🌟 A detailed color guide to help you bring these cosmic scenes to life.
🌟 High-quality, perforated pages for easy removal and framing.
🌟 A fascinating introduction to the celestial wonders you're about to recreate.
🌟 A unique opportunity to learn while you create, fostering a love for both art and astronomy.

"Starscapes" is not just a coloring book; it's a transformative experience, designed to connect you with the grandeur of the cosmos. Bring your creativity to life, and let your imagination take flight as you color the infinite universe.

Are you ready to embark on this mesmerizing artistic voyage? Order your copy of "Starscapes: Coloring the Infinite Universe" by Sadia Sealy today, and let the stars be your guide! Your journey to the universe begins with every brushstroke.

A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence : Unraveling the Threads of Machine Intelligence

Ever wondered about the secrets behind AI's birth, its past challenges, and the limitless possibilities it offers for the future?

In the intricate tapestry of our modern world, artificial intelligence (AI) leaves its mark on industries, economies, and our daily lives. This powerful ally enhances efficiency across sectors, fueling breakthroughs in healthcare, finance, and communication, and standing as a beacon of progress.

But the origins and the evolution of AI into today's influential force remain shrouded in mystery. Strap yourself in and embark on a captivating journey that traces its roots, from philosophical musings and early mechanical contraptions to the cutting-edge advancements that continue to redefine our reality.

Explore the captivating journey of AI, from its birth to the present, and glimpse into its future in A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence.

Delve into the book for a comprehensive overview of contemporary issues molding the AI landscape. Trace the evolution from cybernetics to modern machine learning, exploring pivotal technological milestones and meeting the visionaries who sculpted AI with their innovative stories.

Dedicated chapters in the book unravel AI's profound societal and cultural impacts, examining its portrayal in media. Engage with current debates on ethics, privacy, and automation. Gain brief insights into the future of AI. exploring expert systems, data-driven models, and the ongoing dialogue between technology and humanity.

Balancing technical insights with accessibility, this book is a must-read for enthusiasts and curious minds alike.

Here's more to know and love about this book:

- Chapters discussing AI's social impact and current developments
- Read about future trends and success stories
- Get to know about crafting digital platforms and marketing strategies for AI-focused communities

Capture the essence of the contemporary AI landscape. Add A Brief History of Artificial Intelligence to your cart NOW!

Win with Your Money: From Negative Net Worth to Millionaire (Author Interview)

How did you confront the psychological challenges of being in such a significant amount of debt, and what advice would you offer to others in similar situations?

I avoided it for too long.  I’ve seen many others do the same thing.  We fear what we don’t know.  We don’t want to know how big the debt has grown, so we avoid it.  We try to shove it to a corner and not think about it.

The problem is debt goes everywhere we go.  We carry it around like baggage.

It took me a few years before I made actual changes even though I had calculated my net worth and knew it was very negative.

At this stage, it’s easy to let fear, hopelessness, shame, and guilt take over.  However, I want to encourage everyone reading this there is always hope.  It doesn’t matter if you can see it or not; it’s there.

Could you share a pivotal moment or decision during your journey from debt to wealth that significantly influenced your success?

I had two major turning points which completely changed how I saw money. 

The first turning point happened when I watched a Suze Orman special on TV.  Suze brought a woman onto the stage who was over-spending.  She also brought onto the stage a rack of this woman’s clothes worth $6500 and a pile of cash worth $6500.  Suze asked the woman, ‘would you rather have the clothes or the cash’? 

The Misery of Dreams: Chasing a Dream, The Price of Pursuit, and the Lessons of the Journey

In "The Misery of Dreams," Dr. Tarra Faulk tackles the disillusionment and doubt that can arise after achieving a long-sought-after career goal. Drawing from her own experiences, Tarra provides examples and tools to help readers identify work-related and self-induced toxicity, diagnose and understand professional challenges and opportunities, and create a framework of help that offloads busywork and clears space for handling the tasks you were so skillfully trained to handle.

Rather than subscribing to the belief that achieving one's dreams will automatically lead to happiness, Dr. Faulk highlights the perils of this misconception and advocates for a proactive approach to negotiating a working life that brings joy.

Her guidance empowers readers to overcome challenges, seize opportunities, and find fulfillment in their professional pursuits. "The Misery of Dreams" is a must-read for anyone seeking to navigate the highs and lows of the working world.

The Art of Letting Go: A Guide To Forgive Yourself, Build Resilience, and Discipline Your Mind To Become The Best You

Introducing Christina V. Ware, PhD, self-help and personal growth aspiring author. In her debut book, "The Art of Letting Go," Dr. Ware offers profound insights and practical guidance on releasing the past, embracing freedom, and finding inner peace.

With her unique blend of personal experiences and compassionate storytelling, Dr. Ware invites readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery. 
Drawing from her years of research and personal experience, she illuminates the power of letting go—letting go of regrets, resentments, and attachments that hold us back from living a fulfilling and authentic life.

Dr. Christina V. Ware gently guides readers toward a path of healing and personal empowerment. She explores the complexities of forgiveness, self-compassion, and acceptance, offering practical tools to navigate through the challenges of letting go and embracing positive change.

"The Art of Letting Go" is more than a self-help book; it is a roadmap to liberation. Dr. Ware's compassionate and insightful approach provides readers with the tools to release emotional burdens, break free from self-imposed limitations, and open their hearts to new possibilities. Her wisdom resonates deeply, inspiring readers to embark on a journey of self-discovery, self-love, and personal growth.

Whether you are 
seeking to heal from past traumas, navigate relationship challenges, or simply cultivate a greater sense of peace and freedom in your life, "The Art of Letting Go" offers a supportive and transformative guide. Dr. Christina V. Ware's warmth, and profound understanding of the human spirit make this book an invaluable resource for anyone yearning to let go of the past and step into a brighter, more authentic future.

Prepare to be inspired, empowered, and uplifted as you immerse yourself in Dr. Ware's empowering words. 
"The Art of Letting Go" is a testament to her passion for helping others embrace their true selves, find inner peace, and experience the profound joy that comes with letting go.

Championing Authentic Inclusion: The Executive's Guide to DEI&B in the Corporate World



Are you prepared to unlock the full potential of your organization by redefining Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEI&B) in the corporate arena? What if you could lead the charge in creating a workplace where everyone's unique strengths and potential are not just acknowledged but celebrated?

In "Championing Authentic Inclusion: The Executive's Guide to DEI&B in the Corporate World" by Kyle Kalloo, these questions are the gateway to a transformative journey that will empower you to drive change and elevate your organization to new heights.

In today's corporate landscape, disparities, pay gaps, and systemic biases still persist. These are not just statistics but real barriers that hinder progress and innovation. The need for DEI&B is not just a moral imperative; it's a strategic lever for sustainable success. Kalloo dispels the myth that DEI&B lowers standards, emphasizing that it's about reevaluating criteria to ensure fairness and harness the full spectrum of potential within your organization. Through a relatable basketball analogy, he vividly illustrates the importance of active involvement, voice recognition, and equal opportunities for all team members.

This meticulously crafted guide draws from Kyle Kalloo's extensive experience as an Executive Leadership Coach, providing practical insights and real-world solutions. Moreover, it is fortified with a solid academic foundation, incorporating cutting-edge research from DEI&B experts. "Championing Authentic Inclusion" is not just a book; it's your roadmap to creating a corporate environment where authenticity thrives, and inclusivity becomes the cornerstone of success.

Get your copy today and become a catalyst for change in the corporate world, where diversity isn't just embraced; it's celebrated and harnessed for unparalleled achievement. Your organization's transformation begins now!

Revolutionize Your Warehouse: Embrace the Smart Technology That Will Transform Your Business

Revolutionize Your Warehouse: Embrace the Smart Technology That Will Transform Your Business is a comprehensive guide that explores the evolving landscape of warehouse management. Focusing on the integration of smart technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data analytics, and automation, the book offers actionable insights and strategies for successfully implementing these technologies. With in-depth discussions on topics such as warehouse optimization, demand forecasting, process automation, and data security, Revolutionize Your Warehouse provides a roadmap for businesses looking to enhance efficiency, improve customer satisfaction, and stay ahead in the rapidly changing world of warehouse management.

Sun Tzu in Pajamas: Strategy for the Strategically Challenged

Sun Tzu in Pajamas: Strategy for the Strategically Challenged

Tips and Tricks to Outsmart Daily Challenges

In a world where challenges arise at every corner, "Sun Tzu in Pajamas" offers a refreshing and accessible approach to ancient strategic wisdom. This book is a bridge between the profound teachings of Sun Tzu's "Art of War" and the everyday dilemmas we all face.

Drawing from the timeless principles of strategy, the book presents a simplified understanding tailored for the modern individual. It goes beyond the battlefield and boardroom strategies, touching on real-life applications that encompass personal growth, family dynamics, health, career, and even personal politics.

Life's unpredictability can often feel overwhelming. However, with the right strategic tools, every challenge can be turned into an opportunity. "Sun Tzu in Pajamas" provides readers with practical insights to navigate life's intricacies, turning potential hurdles into stepping stones.

Whether you're an entrepreneur charting your business course, a parent guiding your children, or someone seeking to overcome daily obstacles, this book is your compass. It's about harnessing ancient wisdom to outsmart modern challenges and transforming every situation into a strategic victory.

Key Highlights:
• Adapting Sun Tzu's teachings for contemporary challenges.
• Real-life implementations of strategy in personal life, health, family, and career.
• Personal anecdotes that resonate with everyday experiences.
• Actionable tips to approach life's challenges with a strategic mindset.

Step into a world where ancient strategy meets daily life. "Sun Tzu in Pajamas" isn't just a book; it's a guide for those seeking to navigate life's challenges with clarity and confidence.