Life In Half A Second Urges Readers to Stop 'Wishing' for Success

  Life In Half A Second Urges Readers to Stop 'Wishing' for Success

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 10, 2014

Hybrid Publishers has published Life In Half A Second,How to achieve success
before it's too late as an antidote to self-help books that advocate wishing
for or visualizing success.

Entrepreneur and success expert Matthew Michalewicz. (Photo: Business Wire)

Entrepreneur and success expert Matthew Michalewicz. (Photo: Business Wire)

Author Matthew Michalewicz has established boards that include former heads of
state, Nobel Peace Prize winners, and Fortune 500 CEOs, and has a track record
of starting businesses from scratch and selling them for tens of millions of

"Books like The Secret exploit our understandable desire for a ‘magic wand’,
the fairytale world of three wishes,” Matthew says. “But that’s just what it
is, a fairytale for the vast majority of us who won’t win the lottery.”

Life In Half A Secondis a fact-based guide to the science of success, based
on extensive research and Matthew's own experience.

The bookincludes not only Matthew’s extraordinary story, but the results of
thousands of studies in psychology, human behaviour, medicine, and sports.

After building and selling three multimillion-dollar businesses in the United
States by age 28, the author moved to Australia in 2004, where he now lives in
a beachside home in Adelaide with his two boys and wife Luiza.

Despite everyone telling him that his success couldn’t be replicated in this
small city, remote from the major trading centres, he proceeded to build a new
company from scratch. Under his leadership, supply chain optimisation business
SolveIT Software became the 3rd fastest-growing company in Australia in 2012,
as ranked by Deloitte.

The company won numerous awards, and counted among its customers some of the
largest corporations in the world, including Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, and
Xstrata, before Matthew sold it to Schneider Electric in 2012.

“You always hear how risky starting a business is and how many businesses
fail,” Matthew says. “But if you were able to start businesses multiple times
without failing, it means you're following a proven process – you’re doing
something that’s giving you an advantage over the odds. Life In Half A Second
explains that process, and allows the reader to apply the scientifically
proven principles to their careers, business, and personal life.”

More about Matthew Michalewicz

From 1999-2003, Matthew was the co-founder and CEO of NuTech Solutions in the
USA, where he raised more than US$15 million in venture capital and grew the
business to almost 200 employees in six international offices. Matthew
established an “A-list” board of directors, which included former President of
Poland and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Lech Walesa, former National Security
Advisor to the President of the United States, Zbigniew Brzezinski, former
Bank of America Chairman and CEO, Hugh McColl Jr., and world-renowned fraud
expert and subject of Steven Spielberg's blockbuster "Catch Me if You Can,"
Frank Abagnale. NuTech Solutions was acquired by Netezza Corporation, which
was subsequently acquired by IBM Global Services.

From 1994–1999, Matthew was the founder and operator of Fitness Forever, a
personal training business, and later, the co-founder of CFG Investments, a
money management and financial planning company with more than $150 million
under management.

Matthew’s business achievements have been featured in numerous television
shows and publications, including a cover story in Time Magazine, Newsweek,
and Forbes. He was named the Pearcey Foundation "Entrepreneur of the Year",
Business Journal "40 under 40" list of accomplished business leaders,
University of North Carolina "Alumnus of the Year", and Ernst and Young
"Entrepreneur of the Year" finalist.

Matthew is the author of several books, including "Life In Half A Second",
"Winning Credibility", "Puzzle-Based Learning", and "Adaptive Business
Intelligence". He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Adelaide
where he lectures on the subject of technology commercialisation, and an
investor and Limited Partner in Blackbird Ventures, an Australian early-stage
venture capital fund.

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