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December 05, 2016

Preparing Young Adults for the Real World
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Jim Egan spent a lot of time working with young people and observing what makes them tick before he decided to put that experience to work for high school students and their parents with the release of The High School Graduates Owner’s Manual. The main take-away from the 18+ years working directly with young people was: the time to be aware of many of the topics in the book were before huge mistakes were made shortly after high school due to lack of supervision, combined with a lack of experience/knowledge, and peer pressure from similarly uninformed friends and influencers.

The idea for The High School Graduates Owner’s Manual came next. Jim knew a lot about the topic, mistakes that you make when you are young because you don’t know any better. Combine that with recognition that there were very few decent graduation gift options for High School Graduates, and The High School Graduates Owner’s Manual was born.
Episode Segments:
Corporate Talk: Jim Egan
As a member of the High School Class of 2017, would you be better off if you knew the life lessons right now that many don’t learn and fully comprehend until they are at a much more advanced age? What if you were given simple concise insights into how to protect your good credit, your reputation, and maybe even your face? Those lessons and more are served up in the 14 chapters that make up The High School Graduates Owner’s Manual, written by this week's guest, Jim Egan.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jim Egan
Jim Egan spent over 20 years working with young people, as a Cub Master, a Boy Scout Troop Leader, and a fraternity adviser at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. It is this experience he drew on when he wrote The High School Graduates Owner’s Manual. In addition to his business and writing activities, Jim will be launching the GED Talks in 2017, a TED Talk style presentation for High School kids of all ages. Jim is married to his wife Joan, lives in Neenah, WI, and has two grown children, Jay and Kerry.

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