"A friend gave me this book, perhaps because he thinks I'm time-challenged. In any event, I loved it - substantive, fun and funny. I give it my highest recommendation." --Steve Pagliuca, Co-Owner, The Boston Celtics
"A unique approach to addressing really important topics. I've now read two Skinny books and enjoyed them both. I heartily suggest this book for the time-starved who want their 'how-to' books quick and actionable - basically everyone I know." --Mike Goss, Managing Director, Bain Capital
"It's my angry belief that most self-help and education book writers get paid by the word. Three and four hundred page books that could have been done better in 50 pages. Not so with "The Skinny On" series. These books kick rears and take names. Using entertaining writing, stick figure drawings and a comic book style layout, they use simple stories to quickly convey valuable information. Highly recommended. Author Jim Randel has created one of the best, most interesting series I've seen in a very long time." --Myles Knapp, San Jose Mercury News
About the Author
Jim Randel, a graduate of the Columbia University College and Law School, has made his living as a real estate lawyer, developer, and entrepreneur. Randel has been a guest speaker at Harvard and NYU Business Schools, annual conventions for national organizations, and investor sessions in many large cities in the United States. Recent engagements include ABC, CBS, Fox, Fox Business and BetterTV.com. Throughout his career, Jim s passion has been to teach and write. His first book, The Real Estate Game
(CCH), was published in 1986 and received national recognition from investors and critics. From 1988 to 1990 he was a daily commentator on the Financial News Network (now CNBC). In 2006 he wrote Confessions of a Real Estate Entrepreneur
(McGraw-Hill) which reached #1 in several Amazon categories.