By James B. Rosseau

Create the existence you will want and custom-tailor your occupation with innovation-sparking instruments and strategies from a company chief with genuine passion.

It’s as much as you to outline good fortune your approach. yet how? mix your burning ardour with force, selection, process, and dedication to pay it ahead; locate and nurture mentor aid; remain regular in your direction; and spot the fireworks. Success by yourself phrases will express you precisely how one can:

  • Shift from drift
  • Embrace your passion
  • Promise with purpose
  • Make networking work
  • Change your life—and the lives of others—for the better

A company powerhouse who has engineered numerous winning partnerships and served businesses together with Allstate and JPMorgan Chase & Co.—and his personal creative trip as a hip-hop musician and entrepreneur—James B. Rosseau Sr. stocks his personal tale, from the neighborhoods of North Philadelphia to the administrative boardrooms of Fortune a hundred businesses, and gives a lifeline if you are looking to locate actual, significant success.
“The message to the following iteration of leaders has to be ‘embrace your passion.’ This should be reinforced . . . in enterprise and existence. James Rosseau is on it.” (Mark Berman, president, Mallett Group)

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