This unique book fills a vital gap present in most study and examination guides – it offers inspiration and motivation to make the student want to excel. As such, it is a valuable complement to the author's other book, Scholars' Secrets. The author shares his personal story about how he overcame poverty and parental abuse, and progressed from doing badly in primary school to topping his class in postgraduate studies. He also features stories about "famous failures" – people who succeeded in life despite having little or no formal education, such as Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and multi-billionaire Li Ka Shing. Thus, academic qualifications are by no means the "be all and end all". Ultimately, the difference lies in PRAISE, a life skills model developed by the author for excellence and success. Through the six key concepts of Prizedream, Rules, Analysis, Invincibility, Strategy and Excellence, this model will help you overcome whatever obstacles you face, as it leads you out of mediocrity and conformity towards your unique vision.


"George shows you how to acquire the mindset and skill set that will bring you anything you want in life . . . . A must-read book about excellence and success in any educational pursuit and beyond."
- Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE, best-selling author of Relationship Selling,
member of the exclusive speaker Hall of Fame 
and top 20 motivational speakers in the world

"This book of courage is certainly inspiring and will impact so many lives. "
- Roger Crawford, CSP, CPAE,
best-selling of How High Can You Bounce?
member of the exclusive speaker Hall of Fame 
and top 20 motivational speakers in the world

"George Tan has written a work which beautifully portrays the importance of maintaining a positive attitude in the face of difficult circumstances. This work will help all who wish to succeed gain that very important edge to maintain optimum performance."
- Kurt Kilpatrick, JD, CSP, CPAE
professional motivational speaker, humourist and radio talk show host