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Welcome to a book that I wrote in 2013 upon graduating from business school. I never "published" it because I thought the time wasn't right.

I know that there's someone out there who needs to have this information in this moment because that's how the Universe works.

Below is the book cover proof that I had created back then.


You will learn a lot about me throughout this book and especially a lot about where I’ve come from, however, I want to preface with the reason that I’m writing this book. In preparation to apply to business school I decided that I would fully immerse myself in the application process. Unlike many applicants, prior to starting this journey, I didn’t know anyone in business school or anyone with an MBA. That was just not the world that I came from. With that being said, as I started to do more and more research into the application process I realized that there were always seemingly great applicants (on paper) who were not being admitted to business school.

Unfortunately for them, thankfully for me, this gave me a lot of hope. I knew that I there had to be something more than a high GPA and high GMAT score that got people into business school. It was then, in 2009, that I told my friends, my parents, and most importantly, MYSELF – that I was going to go to a top business school! 

"and, when you want something, all the Universe conspires to help you achieve it."
- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist