This book was written from the unique perspectives of the author who has lived the experiences he is now sharing with others. He shares information about the things he did well and offers candid guidance in areas where his career achievements would have been enhanced had he had the value of his experiences. The reader gets the value of the wisdom, observations, and research from an individual who has held successful executive level positions over a 33-year career. This book will take you on an enlightening journey that will bridge the gap between your academic, or technical preparation, and a successful professional career. It provides insight for your initial career selection process and the needed tools that will aid you or those you might be counseling, in having a successful and professionally rewarding career. He also provides guidance for doing the many behavioral things that separate the commendable performers who achieve consistent superior results from those who are average and seem to be stuck in the middle of the pack or at the bottom of their profession. Those searching for a position or career will learn to look at interviewing as an information exchange, which is what it needs to be in order to ensure that both parties get what they want and need from the relationship. You will learn why individuals with seemingly equal technical skills realize vastly different levels of career success. The tools you will receive will have you looking at risk in the proper perspective and not the negative way we have been taught to think of risk.