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"I carry the principals with me to keep my Little Brain from taking over a situation."
Mariann Costello
Vice President Scoma's Restaurant

"A quick read, insightful and invaluable!"
Mike Marmor
President Emblem Enterprises, Inc.

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The Secrets of Successful Communication

Meet The Book

The first book in author Kevin McCarney's new Big Brain vs. Little Brain® Communication series, The Secrets of Successful Communication distills the nebulous world of interpersonal relationships into a simple guide to effective encounters.

Big Brain vs. Little Brain® is about helping you find your Big Brain solutions for the everyday situations in your life, and keeping your Little Brain from getting you into trouble.

Written for those who deal with people daily and see the value in improved interactions, The Secrets of Successful Communication offers life-changing tools.

    Use Your Big Brain to

  • Use your Big Brain to get what you wantWin The Moment
  • Use your Big Brain to get what you wantGet The Job You Want
  • Use your Big Brain to get what you wantGet The Relationships You Need
  • Use your Big Brain to get what you wantGet The Life You Deserve

    Keep your Little Brain from

  • Keep Your Little Brain from preventing your successGetting You Into Trouble
  • Keep Your Little Brain from preventing your successCreating Problems At Work
  • Keep Your Little Brain from preventing your successDamaging Your Relationships
  • Keep Your Little Brain from preventing your successPreventing Your Success

Meet The Author

Author Kevin T. McCarney Businessman, entrepreneur, community leader, and an observer of situations and people, Kevin McCarney has had millions of encounters with people of all kinds since he opened his first Poquito Más® restaurant in 1984. From the beginning, he has worked to create a business that would inspire loyalty from both his customers and his employees. He understands that a business thrives with every great encounter and suffers with every poor one. And he believes the same is true of every part of life.

That first small restaurant has grown into a business with twelve locations serving over four thousand customers every day in the Los Angeles area. Based in Burbank, California, the restaurants specialize in fresh Mexican food. Because each restaurant produces over nine hundred tortillas a day, Kevin invented an aluminum tortilla press, a machine on which he holds multiple patents.

Kevin has been a guest speaker at the USC Marshall School of Business, the UCLA Anderson School of Business, and Woodbury University. He has served on the board of directors of the California State Compensation Insurance Fund, the California Restaurant Association, the Burbank Arts in Education Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank, and the Universal City-North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Kevin has been encountering customers since his first paper route at the age of seven. Growing up in Hollywood, California, he worked as a janitor, a waiter, a manager, a trainer, a switchboard operator, a doorman at Grauman's Chinese Theater, and a tour guide at Universal Studios. He currently lives in Burbank, California, with his wife and children.

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