NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
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 dollars.
"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 Second is a fact-based guide to the science of success, based on extensive research and Matthew's own experience.
The book includes 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.