Frank, a Political Monster: 12 Rules to Succeed in Organizations
Frank, a Political Monster: 12 Rules to Succeed in Organizationsportrays the story of a remarkable man born and raised in a poor neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, in a household full of love, dysfunctionality, intellectuality, hunger, violence, alcohol, European customs, laughter, tears, death, and more death. By a gracious miracle, this little boy ended up breaking the cycle of poverty and becoming a civil engineer, a highly successful manager in the private sector, a husband, a father, an ambitious and tenacious entrepreneur, a shrewd politician, the head of the family, and one of the most admired and respected persons in the country. Sadly, the demons from the past never left him completely and they ended up destroying most of his life’s accomplishments. This is a story full of ups and downs, of life lessons, and mostly of an unlimited desire for chasing dreams. This book can be purchased online atAmazon, Barnes & Noble, orXlibris Publishing.
Always Look 3 Stoplights Ahead: 9 Principles for Establishing Successful Schoolsportrays the remarkable journey of an immigrant from Hungary who, after facing the death of his parents along with a terrible economic depression in Europe, migrates to America seeking a better life. Gustav’s journey is guided by nine research-based educational leadership principles learned from both his mentors and his experiences on the path. This man’s story is marked by love, struggles, learning curves, dreams, leaps of faith, an incredible desire to become an effective educator, and most importantly, the motto to always look three stoplights ahead. This book can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, orXlibris Publishing.
Undoing the Damage: Repairing a Broken School District
Undoing the Damage: Repairing a Broken School District is a book that portrays the struggles of public education in the US by telling the story of a small urban public school district facing closure by the state’s Department of Education based on its academic and financial performance. During the first part of the book, the author narrates his memoir as one of the main protagonists of a remarkable adventure where a school district full of minorities and economically-disadvantaged students battled against the state educational system, the local politics, and its own culture in order to survive and remain open. The second part of the book discusses eight research-based lessons taken from the initial story one can use to repair a broken school district and/or create highly functional organizations. This book can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Xlibris Publishing.
A collection of poems about love, experiences, history, and the simplicity of a life journey. The poems are written in such a way that are easy to understand but with the depth and passion that only Antonio's touch can provide. The poems portrait Antonio's vision of life from age 15 to 21.