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How A College Dropout From The Fast Food Industry Rose To Management At A Leading Tech Company

Get Back Up: From The Streets To The Microsoft Suites, is the career autobiography of George Santino, co-written by MJ Beaufrand, and spanning Santino’s decades-long career journey from his difficult childhood through making partner at Microsoft. Santino documents his ups and downs in careful detail, including how he talked his way into his first tech [...]

2017-10-02T14:26:29+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

A Remarkable Rags to Riches Story

How often do you interrupt yourself? We share how to get far more done by interrupting yourself a lot less. And could you easily be replaced?  Entrepreneur and author Seth Godin explains how to make yourself indispensable and “fireproof”. Then, the rags to riches story of George A. Santino (http://amzn.to/2v3XMF7) who rose from the projects [...]

2017-08-23T12:34:54+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

I’m George A. Santino and This Is My Dharma

George A. Santino is an author, singer, song writer, and motivational speaker. He started from very humble beginnings in the projects of South Philadelphia and built a life of success through hard work and perseverance. Some of the obstacles Santino faced along the way included a major car accident, corporate and personal bankruptcy, a back [...]

2017-08-08T16:29:53+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

George A. Santino – Never Give Up

From a very young age, George A. Santino realized that if you wanted something, you had to work for it - even if that meant digging for soda bottles in trash cans. This attitude got him far in life - he received four rejections from Microsoft before they employed him in an entry level position. [...]

2017-07-25T10:12:15+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

Retirement. Now what?

The day will be here soon, or perhaps it has already arrived. You wake up in the morning, just as you’ve been doing for years, but today you have no place to go and nothing to do. Were your friends correct when they said you wouldn’t know what to do with yourself once you retired? [...]

2017-07-06T10:55:51+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

It’s Not My Job.

How many times have we heard this phrase, or its equally irritating cousin, “I only work here?” Far too many times, I’m sure. I find these words even more annoying lately as we hear so much complaining about how people should be making more money or ‘a living wage’. This is not to say that [...]

2017-04-20T13:46:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

Luck Had Nothing To Do With It.

I wrote the book Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites because I honestly thought that my story of overcoming many obstacles before eventually achieving success would be an inspiration to others. While I did get quite a few comments from people who found the recount of my life to be motivational, there [...]

2017-04-01T14:17:12+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

No means No (Sometimes)

While there are certainly times when No means No and it must be respected, such is not the case in a negotiation, sale, or interview. In these situations, No means Tell me more; at least that’s what you have to think if you want to close the deal, make the sale, or get the job. [...]

2017-03-19T11:27:32+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments