The Answers…

Confused and stuck

When I was in college studying electronic engineering I did OK in most of the classes, but some were truly baffling.

There was one class in particular where I really struggled.

I sat through all the lectures, copied down all the equations that the teacher wrote on the board and took copious notes about what he was saying – to no avail…

My study partner/friend and I would spend hours on end slogging through the homework questions in the textbook trying to learn the material. We would fill notebooks with equations, never being sure if we were doing the right thing or not.

Then right before the final exam, the professor made an offer to the class…

We could come to his office and take a look at the “Teachers Answer Guide” for the course textbook, to help prepare for the exam.

You still had to do all the equations to show your work, but the answer guide revealed whether the answer looked more like “4.79 microns” or “infinity” and it noted the right approach to take to get there.

This was pure magic.

The answer guide (more than the professor!) allowed us to finally, actually learn the material!

I found myself thinking, why wouldn’t you just give all the students the answer guide up front, for the whole semester? So they could spend their time learning instead of suffering and wasting time?

Well here it is…

My book RISE is released today from Ten Speed Press (Random House).

When I thought about what I had written, I realized that RISE is like getting the “Teachers’ Answer Guide” for advancing your career.

The Career Answer Guide

No more running in the wrong direction and wasting time and energy trying to do the right thing for your career, but getting the wrong result or staying stuck.

With RISE you get the answers up front, for how to succeed in your career:

What do you want? for YOU? in your work and life? Here is how you get it. These are the things you need to do. And these are the things you need to avoid. Specifically.

I wrote RISE so that others could get the benefit of what I learned advancing my own career from entry level engineer to CEO. It’s all in there.

RISE is not an academic, one-idea business book. It is a comprehensive, practical, real-world, how-to, answer guide for getting the career breakthrough you want. (While liking your life too).

There is not a more useful book on the topic of career advancement out there. I looked for years and finally decided to write it!

Get RISE Now

RISE: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader (and Liking Your Life)
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RISE is available now online (hardcopy and e-versions) and in bookstores in the US, Canada, the UK, India, Singpore and Australia.

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If you’ve read RISE and liked it…

I’d like to ask you a favor.

Will you help me by contributing to the conversation online?

I know you are really busy, and I’m not asking you to do all of these things, but any one of these would be fantastic and much appreciated.

Here are some ideas:

* If you’ve read RISE, write a short review on Amazon.

* Like RISE on Facebook (click LIKE when you get there).

* If you see RISE in a bookstore or in an airport, snap a photo and post it to or email it to

* Leave a comment on the Rise facebook page about how RISE has helped you.

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* Use the share buttons at the top and bottom of this post.

* Forward this email to people whose careers you care about.

Thank You!

I believe that everyone should get the answer guide up front — I want to share all the secrets!

I wish you much success in your career — and I’d like to help.


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About Patty
Patty Azzarello is an executive, best-selling author, speaker and CEO/Business Advisor. She became the youngest general manager at HP at the age of 33, ran a billion dollar software business at 35 and became a CEO for the first time at 38 (all without turning into a self-centered, miserable jerk)

You can find Patty at, follow her on twitter or facebook, or read her book RISE…3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, AND Liking Your Life.


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