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Book Review: Life Lessons Learned by David R. Wommack

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Life Lessons Learned by David R. Wommack summarizes lessons learned in a career which includes accounting, multimedia, restaurant management, consulting, art, and now writing. He advises newcomers to follow their passion in pursuing a career and to deal forthrightly with customers.

Wommack starts out early discussing the importance of constructive criticism, having a comparable education and other characteristics of a successful marriage or relationship in life. In his experience,  women like the small things in life like love, appreciation and affection. In addition, he indicated that cultural events and volunteering are good places to find a life partner.  National Parks are very much affordable and interesting places to travel.

He believes that daily chores are critical to maintaining a household. In addition, low debt is a hallmark of keeping a household in order. Parents should be role models in front of children. They should be impartial and honest. Wommack extols the virtues of reading as a good hobby, as well as healthful eating and cooking simply.

Wommack talks about retiring early. In addition, he points out that nursing facilities overseas are far cheaper than the ones here. The author has traveled virtually every continent except for Antarctica. His extensive work experience, traveling and practical perspectives are evident throughout.

Life Lessons Learned is a good primer on how to plan and go about life’s journey. There is something considerable in this book for everyone–particularly young graduates just starting out a career. The presentation is short and concise. The price is well affordable.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.