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The Magic Museum Interactive Book App Is Live Now!

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Roman Osypenko

Valley Wizard Corporation

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The Magic Museum Interactive Book App Is Live Now!

August 01 2014, [San Francisco]:The Magic Museum, the first book written by Rick Isaacson, an Associate Professor at San Francisco State University, is an exquisite children’s literature that supports children’s development effectively, coming up with engaging storytelling.

Rick Isaacson made the Magic Museum, the first book of the Isaacson Youth Series available on Apple Store and Google Play Market for both smartphones and tablets.

The Magic Museum was designed to elevate and develop children literature through new kind of storytelling technique coupled with a unique visual structure so that kids do not fall behind the expected reading level.

The book is available on Amazon.com for online shopping and will now be live for downloading with iTunes by the kids.

“I have taught communication for over 20 years strengthening the presentation and curriculum building skills. In the Magic Museum the information supplied is further augmented by visual reinforcements so that kids can understand and retain it more vividly”, said Dr. Rick Isaascon the author of the series when asked why he has written the book.

It is a great opportunity for the kids who can easily download the live book on their apps for journeying with Jack Hughes, the skateboard obsessed kid, through the halls of magic museum for an unexpected adventure through art exploration and enjoy the experience.

Contrary to the conventional method of storytelling; fluid language, evocative image-rich text are used throughout the book for enhancing persuasive presentations congenial to do jobs otherwise seemed boring.

“In the Magic Museum the author has mixed an engaging story with fine arts and imagery and has captured the mind-set of the kids. His approach of using a loveable protagonist and magical realism will attract the young and the old equally” said a reader who has just finished the book.

The innovative art book has full color photos of many of Degas’ famous paintings and rather than simply attracting the kids by a simple adventure story, the technique to apply communication therapy with visuals drawn to support the plot encourages greater attention to the nuances and richness of the image helping better understanding.

Download the Magic Museum App Now -
iTunes Link
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-magic-museum/id900374115?ls=1&mt=8
Google Play Link –
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fi.themagicmuseum

Connect with Rick Isaacson on social networks:

https://www.facebook.com/themagicmuseum

https://twitter.com/TheMagicMuseum

http://isaacsonseries.com/blog/

Reach out to isaacsonseries@gmail.com for any queries.

 

Meet Jack Hughes – The Magic Museum main character

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This is Jack Hughes, the main character of The Magic Museum by Rick Isaacson. Rick introduced the new children’s genre in literature. He is a bold pioneer in this domain. Jack opens the doors to art appreciation and visual literacy for many young readers and their parents as well. I am sure this story will be a great success.

As I already mentioned earlier in most posts I met Rick last years and started helping him marketing his book. Very soon my company Valley Wizard will release the IOS/Android version of The Magic Museum. The book will be available both for smartphones and tablets.

San Francisco trip in June 2014

Hello San Francisco! I left this magnificent City in September 2013 after graduation from my MBA program from Hult Business School. I was looking forward to come back. We were planning the trip with my wife and luckily it happened! A lot has changed in my life since I left the City. This time I came here neither as a student, not as an leisure visitor. Business is the main reason I came here. In 2014 I launched Valley Wizard and I joined CityHour. Both projects are global and will live in San Francisco.

We arrived on June 10th. We checked-in at Vertigo Hotel at Nob Hill close to Union Square.

Next morning I took BART to the East Bay, rented a car and rushed to Mountain View to take part in an investment conference. We just opened the next seed round at CityHour and started raising $1.5M. This was the reason I came to Silicon Valley Open Doors.

I was pitching on June 12th. Well, this was the first experience. I felt I was not ready enough. People said it was ok. My wife said it was close to perfect. Still I know we need to work on many things. I am glad we started this journey.

Jet leg and two days at the conference were pretty hard. I felt pretty tired. Still on Friday June 13th I went to meet Jim my mentor from IBM and Yassi from ISSIP.

The weekend was cool. We visited Carmel, took the 17-mile drive, enjoyed the sun, the ocean, spent the next day in Santa Cruz. Very good experience.

The journey continues. I am meeting a lot of people. We are very busy, but it’s a real fun!

Stay tuned!

Services for Startups from Valley Wizard Corporation

Check the new section on my company web-site http://valleywizard.com/for-startups/

We added a separate section on our web-site – “For Startups” http://valleywizard.com/for-startups/. We introduce a number of services for companies, projects and teams that only started their business journey. We are here to help startups overcome the death valley and become successful eventually.

We all know about the three sources of funds for startups. They are usually referred to as “the three F’s” – friends, family, fools. In the best case scenario these funds will cover the prototype creation, which is vital and cool. But still you will not have enough funds to hire professional marketers to help you grow. Marketing is the blood system of every company. Inbound marketing is vital for every company that wants to grow high and fast.

If you are a US company, I doubt that you will be able to hire even a lousy marketer for $60K annually. If you are a non-US company, than you are even in more difficult and dangerous position as you will need an expert in the US market. In both cases Valley Wizard is here to help you. We are experts in digital marketing solutions. We are experts in North America business and market and we are credible and have a good reputation in Silicon Valley. And we are very startup-friendly. We want to grow with you. We want to help you grow and prosper. We promise to boost your bottom line!

We crafted some packs to make it easier for you to understand how we can help you. Every pack will be customised and tailored to the needs and necessities of the company we work with. Choose the one you think will fit you and contact us to make it happen!

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MBA. Part2. Schools

The choice of school is extremely important for any MBA program.

I would recommend to pay attention to the following factors:
1) school rankings – there is a number of the – Wall Steer Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes to name a few. They differ in methodology and show sometimes contradictory data. But you ought to study them
2) geography – The easiest option is to attend a local school, maybe evening lasses or something. I do not recommend this option unless you live in Silicon Valley or Boston and you local school is Stanford GSB or HBS. However, a lot of people go to local schools. So the most wise decision is to change geography and go somewhere else. There are some strong and reputed schools in Europe like Insead, London School of a Business, IMD, IE, maybe some more. All the rest are at least second tier school.
3) program duration – the best option is two-year classic full-time program. But there some red flags here. This is the best option when you are single, under 30, want to change the three domains of you future: function, industry, geography. I should warn you – in no case this is a success factor. Neither business school guarantees you a jib after graduation. You can be lucky to get into the program(element if luck is always present), but you should work hard all the time, under constant pressure. I chose one-year full-time, accelerated program. It was tough, but I am glad I did that. I am married, I have a daughter and I was 29 when I graduated.

I would recommend the following while choosing the school:
1) do a deep research of the rankings and choose the 10-20 short-list
2) study the business schools web-sites. They are usually big portals with a lot of information.
3) find alumni in your circles and approach them with an informational interview request. You can even find some people whom you do not know on LinkedIn and ask for the same. It is considered a good practice and refusal is very unwelcomed in this community. Every worthy MBA graduate should find time to talk to potential students.
4) visit an MBA fair that is held every year at least once in many big cities
5) find a good GMAT tutor or sign up to online and offline courses

I recommend to apply to at least five schools not less. You can have one or two schools of your dream, but do not limit your choice just to them. Be clever enough not to underestimate the risks and odds of not bring accepted. But you should have some schools with which you will feel chemistry and magic traction.

Study hard and get ready!