Building the Latino Future: Success Stories for the Next Generation

Frank Carbajal, Humberto Medina

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Synopsis: An inspiring collection of success stories from the country's most prominent Latinos, Building the Latino Future offers and inspiration and advice for Latinos in any industry who want to succeed spectacularly. The future is bright for America?s Latino community; this book lets you learn from the success of such luminaries as actor Edward James Olmos, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former housing secretary Henry Cisneros, NPR correspondent Ray Suarez, and many more.

From the Inside Flap: Over the last two decades, Latinos have risen to places of prominence in every walk of life in the United States, from politics, industry, and education to sports, entertainment, and journalism. Latinos can be found at the head of charitable foundations, food industry giants, technology companies, media empires, and more. Now, as a member of the new generation, rising to build on the success of these pioneers, you can learn from the struggles and triumphs of those who have gone before you.

In Building the Latino Future, you'll discover the inspiring stories of dozens of men and women who, despite humble beginnings, meager resources, and limited opportunities, beat the odds and rose to become leaders in their professions. You'll also discover the habits, strategies, beliefs, and resources that enabled these icons to make it to the top.

From actor and activist Edward James Olmos, you'll learn the value of self-discipline and focusing on your goal. Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of Housing in the Clinton administration, shows you how to find opportunity right in your own community. And NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia presents a shining example of how perseverance pays off.

This fascinating look into the lives of successful Latinos goes beyond biography to provide a future framework for you to use in building your own exciting career. It helps you understand the lessons that each of these powerful life stories provides and put them to work in your own life.

YOU'LL LEARN HOW TO:

  • Focus on specific goals and develop a plan to achieve them
  • Make sure you get the education you need to succeed

  • Take advantage of the support available in your community

  • Put all of your energy into achieving your goal

  • Bounce back after disappointments

  • Find a unique route to success

Complete with insightful profiles of Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent with PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Wal-Mart board member Aida Alvarez, Stanford University Professor Emeritus Jerry Porras, New Mexico Governor and former presidential candidate Bill Richardson, and many, many more, Building the Latino Future gives you the inspiration, confidence, and practical advice you need to make your dreams for a better life come true.

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