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Don't eat the marshmallow-- yet! : the secret to sweet success in work and life

Author: Joachim de Posada; Ellen Singer
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Argues that the key difference between success and failure lies, not only in hard work or superior intelligence and talent, but also in the ability to delay gratification, in a guide that combines a simple parable with real-life examples.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joachim de Posada; Ellen Singer
ISBN: 0425205452 9780425205457
OCLC Number: 60402140
Description: ix, 97 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Pre-parable analysis --
Parable --
Marshmallow-eating is self-defeating --
Successful people keep their promises --
Exercising marshmallow-resistance: the importance of trust and the power of influence --
What successful people are willing to do --
Marshmallow multiplication: obeying the thirty second rule --
A marshmallow mind-set: the rewards of delayed gratification --
Marshmallow mellow: purpose + passion = peace of mind --
Mushy marshmallow stuff --
Post-parable analysis --
Author note.
Responsibility: Joachim de Posada and Ellen Singer.
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Argues that the key difference between success and failure lies, not only in hard work or superior intelligence and talent, but also in the ability to delay gratification, in a guide that combines a simple parable with real-life examples.

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