I am a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law and have made my living as an entrepreneur buying and selling commercial real estate and businesses. Throughout my entire 30 year career it
has been my passion to write, speak and teach on subjects of financial and personal achievement.
My first book, The Real Estate Game (CCH), was published in 1986 and received national recognition from investors and critics around the U.S. The publication of this book led to various speaking engagements around the country including Harvard and NYU Business Schools. During this period I also became a television commentator on business issues and from 1988 to 1990 on a daily program on the Financial News Network (which became CNBC) where I was honored for my programming.
My second book, Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur (McGraw-Hill) was written in 2006 and reached #1 in several Amazon categories. The publication of this book led to numerous requests for me to speak at investor conferences around the U.S. including Kansas City, Seattle, Washington D.C., Boston, Providence and Milwaukee.
In 2008 I founded Rand Media Co which, under the imprint The Skinny On™ publishes a contemporary and unique line of illustrated non-fiction books.
The most recent book of this series, The Skinny on Willpower (How to Develop Self-Discipline) is the study of self-discipline, and is a concise and easy-to-understand guide which synthesizes more than 50 books and articles written on the subject. The Skinny On™ Willpower just received the following endorsements:
“Don’t let the stick figures fool you – The Skinny on Willpower is a funny book that offers up some seriously good information on how to declutter your brain and discipline yourself to achieve your personal and professional goals. Jim Randel will have you laughing and thinking at the same time. A very enjoyable read.
Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager®
“This one is a “super quick read”; it’ll leave you with a basic psychological understanding of how to achieve your goals.”
The New York Daily News, “9 Self Help Books for 2009,” Jan 04, 2009
The previous and first book of this series, The Skinny on The Housing Crisis (What Every Homeowner and Homebuyer NEEDS TO KNOW!!!) was released in October of 2008 and has received numerous endorsements, including:
“Jim Randel has put together a no-nonsense, thoroughly readable book on what caused the nation’s housing crisis and what we will need to do to get out of it. This plain English analysis of a complex subject is a must read for the millions of Americans impacted by this shattering event.”
Arthur Levitt, Chairman of the SEC (1992 -2000)
The Skinny on Credit Cards (How to Master the Credit Card Game) will be released in April, and
pre-orders have demonstrated great interest.
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