About the author

Biagio Sciacca

<p>Biagio Sciacca, known to his friends as &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; grew up in the coal mining district of Northeast PA. He holds a BA in Philosophy and Sociology, an MBA, and a PhD in Business Administration</p> <p>In addition to developing his career in business and entrepreneurship, he taught at the university level since 1982, and, since 2006 holds a full time academic post at Penn State University, one of the top 10 research universities in the world, where he lectures in Economics, Marketing, Leadership, and Interpersonal Skills in Business.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>In addition to his academic post, Bill owns an award winning consulting and training organization, (<a href="http://www.intelligentmotivationinc.com/">www.intelligentmotivationinc.com</a>), focusing on keynote presentations and management and leadership training and development. Intelligent Motivation Inc. touts several thousand clients from locally owned firms to multinational Fortune 500 companies. &nbsp;He is the author of <em>GoalsBook: Embracing Personal Responsibility in an Age of Entitlement, GoalsBook 2,</em> expected release summer 2015, and several other collaborative works.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Previously, he owned a chain of donut and ice cream franchises, and several businesses in the automotive/car care industry. He divides his free time between doing research in creativity, wine making, Southern Italian cooking, writing fiction and nonfiction material and writing and recording his own songs with guitar. He is also a certified SPIN instructor. Email Bill at bill@intelligentmotivationinc.com</p>