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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Hardcover (September 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425205452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425205457
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Posada is like Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, and Norman Vincent Peale all rolled into one --Ray Pelletier.

Don t Eat the Marshmallow...Yet! is more than just fluff. It s a recipe for long-term-success --Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Swim With the Sharks without being Eaten Alive.

Successful people know that to get what you really want, you often have to pass on what is offered during the first round . Joachim de Posada s engaging style teaches all of us how to say I pass so that we can say I won --Pegine Echevarria, consultant, author, success coach, and creator of Team Pegine

Don t Eat the Marshmallow...Yet! is more than just fluff. It s a recipe for long-term-success --Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Swim With the Sharks without being Eaten Alive.

Successful people know that to get what you really want, you often have to pass on what is offered during the first round . Joachim de Posada s engaging style teaches all of us how to say I pass so that we can say I won --Pegine Echevarria, consultant, author, success coach, and creator of Team Pegine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author

Joachim de Posada, Ph.D., is a bilingual public speaker, radio personality, author, and columnist who has provided motivational coaching for the Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Panamanian Olympic team. His clients include Verizon, Pfizer, Kodak, Xerox, 3M, and Continental Airlines, among many others. He is the author of How to Survive Among the Piranhas.


Ellen Singer is the award-winning author of the acclaimed memoir Quicksand: One Woman's Escape from the Husband Who Stalked Her.


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Dr. Joachim de Posada is a highly qualified international motivational speaker and author based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Miami, Florida, who is fluent in English and Spanish. He specializes in sales, management, leadership and team building and has worked in more than fifty countries and the United States.

Dr. Posada holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master's degree and a Doctorate in Psychology.

Serving as Director, Learning Systems Division of Xerox Corporation based in Stamford, Joachim had the best research in the industry available to him and participated in the development of some of the most successful sales training programs available today. He then became a consultant for Learning International and Achieve Global after the division was sold to Times Mirror Corporation. He helped Franklin Covey Corporation expand to Latin America, working both in their international and domestic divisions.

He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Miami since 1988 teaching Leadership, Psychology Applied to Sales, Negotiating Skills and Time Management.

Dr. Posada has traveled with his message, energy and passion on stage to address audiences in more than 60 countries. Some of his clients include Exxon Mobile, Merck, Verizon, Baxter, BBVA, the US National Guard, Sprint, Amadeus, American Airlines, and others.

His motivational methods have been so successful that they have been transferred to the sports world. In the past he has been a consultant in Sports Psychology for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, the Los Angeles Lakers,The New Jersey Nets, Puerto Rican Professional teams and Olympic teams, motivating the players to achieve higher levels of performance.

This combination of Academia, Corporate, and Sports has given Joachim a unique perspective in putting proven principles to work to motivate and inspire people to new levels of excellence. This blend of experiences is guaranteed to have four synergistic effects on your business:
1. Increase sales
2. Raise Productivity
3. Empower Managers to Coach
4. Inspire a winning team

He is the lead author of several books, including:

* "Don't Eat the Marshmallow...Yet: The Secret to Sweet Success in Work and in Life" named the best book of the month by the New York Times and published by Penguin. This book has been translated into eighteen languages and it is now an international best seller having sold more than 2 million copies since its publication on Sept, 2005.

* "Don´t Gobble the Marshmallow... Ever: The Secret to Sweet Success in Times of Change," the sequel to 'Yet." It was published on November 6th, 2007 and has sold more than 500,000 copies.

* "Keep Your Eye on the Marshmallow: The Fastest Way to Gain Focus and Resilience--And Come Out Ahead in Hard Times" will be published on May 7, 2013. It is the third book in the continuing series and was co-authored by Bob Andelman (Built From Scratch, The Profit Zone, Mean Business, Mind Over Business).

* "How to Survive among Piranhas: Motivation to Succeed" has been a bestseller in Latin America and in Korea. This book was published by Planeta, the largest Spanish publisher in the world and the seventh largest in the world.

Presently, Dr. Posada writes a weekly column in the Business Monday Section of the Puerto Rico Daily Sun and has a daily motivational capsule three times a day in WOSO, the only commercial English Radio Station in San Juan, Puerto Rico..
He served as director on the board of the National Speakers Association for the year 2008-2009.

He spoke at the TED Conference in 2009 and again at TED U in 2010.

He is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, The American Psychotherapy Association, the International Management Consultants Association, The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, and Rotary International.

Other career highlights:

* Named in 2009 one of 25 Hot Speakers in the United States who are shaping the speaking profession by Professionally Speaking, the National Speakers Association magazine.

* Awarded Most Distinguished Hispanic Speaker in the United States in 2007 at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Convention in San Juan, P.R.

* Speaker at TED U. in February 2009 and his session posted at www.ted.com surpassed one million hits.

* "Posada is like Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar and Norman Vincent Peale
all rolled in one ... and he does it in two languages!"--Ray Pelletier

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

BLOG: http://joachimworld.blogspot.com

WEBSITE: http://joachimdeposada.com/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Joachimdeposada

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/joachimdeposada

Customer Reviews

Book was very simple, read it in a few hours.
Alex Thompson
It was with this skepticism that I began to read the pages of a book that will affect every aspect of my life for as long as I live.
Orlando Rodriguez, Esq.
I bought a copy of this book for everyone in my family for Christmas.
Caroline

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Orlando Rodriguez, Esq. on October 5, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I'd like to preface my review of this book by stating unequivocally that I am not, nor will I ever be a person who seeks intellectual or spiritual solace in the pages of a book. In fact, I've always scoffed cynically at the poor lost sheep who spend hundreds of dollars in the hopes that one of those "Tony Robbins types" will lead them to the promised land. It was with this skepticism that I began to read the pages of a book that will affect every aspect of my life for as long as I live.

My girlfriend recommended "Marshmallow" to me some time ago. Because she is a woman whom I love and admire, I felt compelled to read this book that she credits so much for her strength and success. Eventually, as most men in love do, I did as I was told; I read the book.

Then I read it again. And then again. Dr. De Posada somehow wrote my biography without ever having have met me. He knew exactly which poor decisions I was making in my life, and eerily, he knew the thought process behind those decisions. In a simple, concise, easy to read jewel, Dr. De Posada can teach anyone how to save money, rear children, or even lose weight just by applying one principle to all of their decisions, "don't eat the marshmallow...yet!" If you can delay the immediate gratification, the "quick fix," you will be a happier and more successful person in life. Why eat 10 Bic Macs a month when you can have one filet mignon for the same amount of money and a lot less fat? Why buy the Rolex today when, if properly invested, you could use the money to retire tomorrow and own 10 Rolexes if you wished.

As a young attorney I found my self spending my new-found riches on things that simply will not last. All I had left of the money I would spend were faint memories and hang-overs.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Colin Macdonald on December 21, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book for my wife, having heard about the fascinating 'marshmallow' experiment. Unfortunately, this book's relationship with that experiment ends with the title. This book is nothing more than anecdotal sugary fluff, which I suppose is appropriate, given the alleged subject. The writer fails to give any true scientific data on these experiments and instead relates many irrelevant stories, carried along with weak, generic characters (one of which, the uber-successful millionaire, seems to be egotistically based on the writer). The writer's attempt to put something more concrete at the end of the book, amounts to some highly questionable math that only seems relevant to the truly financially inept.

The only reason my wife and I were able to finish this book was due to it's minuscule length. If you enjoy hollow self-help books, then buy this book. I'm sure this book will make some people feel good about their goals, but don't be fooled with the title, it has no relation to the amazing 'marshmallow' experiment. If you want anything with substances, look into the actual research and avoid this book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Abuchaibe on December 31, 2005
Format: Hardcover
It's easy to set goals in life but the difficult part is to reach those goals. This book will help you through that journey.

I recommend this book to everyone. It has been a great inspiration and it has helped me discover what was wrong with my life. Now I have a clearer view of what it is that I want and how I'm going to reach my goals. I have a million challenges that I have to overcome now, but the idea of delay in gratification makes me excited!

Once again I recommend it to everyone. Read it!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Maria E. Espinal on October 26, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Joachim De Posada speak at a convention in West Palm Beach. I loved his enthusiastic presentation and took interest in his book. After reading this book (it only took about one hour), I gave it to my children and my niece, who are young adults and are spending more than they are making.

I was pleasantly surprised how receptive they were and have already implemented some of Mr. De Posada's ideas about "delaying gratification" and saving for the future.

This book is very easy to read, and should be required reading in economics and given to every teenager and young adult by their parents.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wendell Wilson on April 24, 2010
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This is a great book about instant gradification and what you could have if you just WAITED a little longer. I suggest you read it and make your kids read it. You will both learn alot. Small book, easy to read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Analysis on December 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
The premise of this book is that by delaying immediate gratification and going for longer-term rewards in all areas of your life, you will dramatically improve what you are reaping, be happier, attain more financial success, better relationships, etc. The idea comes from a study of 4-year olds at Stanford involving marshmallows.

While the premise is obviously true, and I knew this before reading the book, there is almost no practical information on how to delay eating marshmallows. The book contains some interesting true stories regarding delayed marshmallow eating regarding Larry Bird and other famous people, but I found no long-lasting change in what I am doing nor any insight into why I go for instant gratification in some situations and do not in others. If you are not financially savvy at all and spend too much, then this book may be very useful to you. I already save large amounts of money and have automatic savings plans, etc, so this might have reduced its utility.

This book is also a lot longer than it needed to be with a contrived and not well written fictional story of the enlightened marshmallow resister who is teaching life lessons to his limousine driver, the marshmallow eater. During this extended story there are a few real-life accounts thrown in which I have mentioned.

The question about what one is willing to do today to have success tomorrow I found useful and there are a few interesting ideas scattered throughout this book.

If you have not seen Dr. Posada's lecture on [...] regarding the same principle, I highly recommend it. Perhaps because I had already seen the video I found the book to be too repetitive.

I would recommend this book but there are many other better ones out there and not much practical information unless you are a complete overspender and marshmallow eater in many areas of your life.
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