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The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success
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The Truth About You

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CBNMoney.comMAYNARD, Mass. and LOS ANGELES Monster®, the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), today announced its sponsorship of best-selling author Marcus Buckingham’s The Truth About You national book tour.  With a shared philosophy on the importance of work and life satisfaction, Monster and Buckingham deliver a strong message on the correlation between career decisions and life improvement. 
Buckingham, one of the world’s leading experts in career success, speaks predominately to a Gen-Y audience in his fifth book, The Truth About You, Your Secret to Success (Thomas Nelson Publishers, $29.99), which challenges readers to put their strengths and passions to work.  Through his book and university tour, Buckingham hopes to offer college students and the American workforce the ultimate edge in work and life. as he reveals that there is a science to success that can be achieved by those who fine-tune their work to focus on their personal strengths.
Throughout October and November, Monster will sponsor Buckingham as he continues his tour across 13 American cities, showing people how they can achieve true satisfaction and lasting success by pursuing careers in areas where they have a passionate interest. Monster and Buckingham are the perfect complement to each other as The Truth About You helps people shift the way they think about their work life while Monster helps people find opportunities that cater to their strengths and have the potential to provide the most job satisfaction.
“We are thrilled to sponsor The Truth About You tour as the book’s ‘living in your strengths’ empowerment message perfectly aligns with our efforts to help job seekers find the balance between work and life,” said Ted Gilvar, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer, Monster. “We are committed to the promise of inspiring people to improve their lives and in The Truth About You, Marcus Buckingham challenges his readers to do just that – seek careers that match their strengths and interests.”
“I’m delighted to have Monster’s sponsorship of The Truth About You book tour,” said Marcus Buckingham.  The highly innovative team at Monster understands, as I do, that fewer than two out of ten people are ever able to enjoy a high level of satisfaction in their career. The goals of this book and this tour are to help audiences discover those key elements that will bring them the optimal professional satisfaction—and one step closer to learning the secret to their own success.”
Monster will be sponsoring Buckingham at the following leading university campuses throughout the fall.  For more information about Marcus Buckingham or to purchase tickets to see him talk live about The Truth About You, visit:
Remaining Tour Dates:

November 3, 2008 Nashville, TN Belmont University / Curb Center
November 5, 2008 Stillwater, OK Oklahoma State University /
Wes Watkins Center
November 7, 2008 Azusa, CA Azusa Pacific University / Upper Turner Campus Center
November 10, 2008 Seattle, WA Town Hall Seattle


About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 index and the NASDAQ 100. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit
About Marcus Buckingham
Best-selling author, consultant and speaker, Marcus Buckingham is widely considered one of the world's leading authorities on employee productivity and the practices of leading and managing. Buckingham addresses more than 250,000 people around the globe each year and is routinely lauded by such corporations as Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, Microsoft and Disney as an invaluable resource in informing, challenging, mentoring and inspiring people to find their strengths and obtain and sustain long-lasting personal success. In his role as author, independent consultant and speaker, Marcus Buckingham has been the subject of in-depth profiles in The New York Times, Fortune, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success follows Marcus Buckingham’s four best-selling books First, Break All the Rules (coauthored with Curt Coffman, Simon & Schuster, 1999); Now, Discover Your Strengths (coauthored with Donald O. Clifton, The Free Press, 2001); The One Thing You Need to Know (The Free Press, 2005); Go Put Your Strengths To Work (The Free Press, 2007).                                          

About Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Founded in 1798 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thomas Nelson is today the world’s largest inspirational publisher and one of the largest trade publishers in the U.S., releasing hundreds of new books every year in categories as broad as business, current events, history, biography, health and nutrition, spiritual growth, practical living, lifestyle, Bibles, reference, children’s books, and fiction. Thomas Nelson is home to some of the biggest names in publishing, including Max Lucado, William J. Bennett, John Maxwell, Dave Ramsey, Robin McGraw, John MacArthur, Ted Dekker, Marcus Buckingham, John Eldredge, and Donald Miller, many of whom appear regularly on multiple national best seller lists. Committed to international growth, it has offices in China, Brazil, and Mexico, as well as a Spanish language group. For more information, visit our Web site

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