Book release: Get Your Child To The Top, by Megan Lisa Jones with foreword by Richard J. Riordan

How do children succeed today? Laernn.

Jun 12, 2013, 13:54 ET from Megan Lisa Jones

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- How do children succeed today?


Our world is undergoing dizzying change comparable to the Industrial Revolution or introduction of the printing press.  The globe truly has become flat and workers struggle to adapt as jobs are outsourced, industries rise and fade in a heartbeat and opportunities increasingly go to the more educated and skilled.

Education is not keeping up with the changing realities our children face as they graduate into a weak job market, breakdown of traditional career paths and new industries.  Yet children are also more than the sum of what they know.  Values, leadership, creativity, critical thinking, continued learning, innovation and passion are too often never part of any curriculum.

Get Your Child to the Top is a book which contains insight from educators, kids, venture capitalists, thought leaders and CEOs to provide constructive answers and real solutions to prepare children for the ever-evolving opportunities and challenges of the modern world.  The book also describes the realities our kids inhabit in and out of school, including the impact of technology.  Aimed at parents, educators and children it empowers each to help kids succeed long term.  Updated resources are available at

Interviews include:  Richard Riordan, former Mayor of Los Angeles and California Secretary of Education; Frank Baxter, former CEO of Jefferies and Ambassador to Uruguay; Tim Draper of DFJ, a prominent venture capitalist; Marty Albertson, Chairman and former CEO of Guitar Center; Terry Moe of the Hoover Institute and Arthur Levine, head of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, both education authors and innovators; Laird Malamed, of Activision and USC Gaming school professor; Kris Duggan, serial entrepreneur and founder of Badgeville, recently named by Forbes as one of the hottest companies in America; and Shannon Rotenberg of J.K. Livin Foundation (Matthew McConaughey's foundation). 

About the author:  Megan Lisa Jones is an investment banker, lawyer, writer, technologist and mom.  She lives in Los Angeles, California with her two children and two Persian cats.  A child of immigrants and Silicon Valley she believes that each person is fully capable of achieving their dreams if given the proper education, a fair opportunity and a lot of love. 

Richard J. Riordan is the former Mayor of Los Angeles and California Secretary for Education.  He's an avid reader and bicyclist who remains active in local business and political life.

Laernn ( is a company focused on redefining literacy for the 21st century; providing related educational resources for parents, teachers and children; and meeting Common Core Curriculum needs.  It was started by a teacher and a technology investment banker, both moms.

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