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Kim Chandler McDonald

"In my position as founder and editor of the Innovation Interview series, I have had the good fortune to interview many interesting Innovators - all leaders in the fields - from around the world. Kent stands out as extremely inspiring, gracious and with a great generosity of spirit."

- Kim Chandler McDonald, Executive Vice President, Flat World Navigator

Rebecca Zorowit

"I cannot even tell you how impressive your writing is, in addition to, your drive, dedication, determination and most significantly, productivity... It's truly astonishing!!!"

- Rebecca Zorowitz, Vice President of Ooh La La Candy

Bryan Hwang

"Kent has provided me through his work the tools to develop my entrepreneurial skills. I highly recommend Kent's work for any striving entrepreneur looking to grow professionally and personally. Not only is Kent a great asset to a business, but to society as well."

- Bryan Hwang, Consultant,

Paula Woodley

"Kent is exceptionally bright, an incredible writer and is driven more than anyone else I have ever known. He has depth and maturity far beyond his years -- but what is most impressive to me is his understanding of people, his grasp business principles, and his genuine kindness to others."

- Paula Woodley, Lecturer, University of Southern California

Wendy Harrington

Dynamic and determined, Kent certainly walks his talk. His rounded approach to life is refreshing, encompassing both our inner and outer worlds. He has helped and continues to help many people achieve the success and peace they are searching for, through speaking, coaching, his books and events.

- Wendy Harrington, Author, Owner, & Therapist at Wendy Harrington

Susan Taylor Suchy

A great role model and mentor to everyone, young and old. He inspires me constantly!

- Susan Taylor Suchy, Instructor of Sciptwriting, Creative Writing at Saddleback College

Tyler C. Stevens

"Kent is an inspiration to work with. He is wise beyond his years and brings that wisdom to everything he does. A creative, talented and insightful writer and speaker, Kent is an irreplaceable asset."

- Tyler C. Stevens, Student

Shane Underwood

"Dude, your book changed my life!!!"

- Shane Underwood, Student

Jack Canfield

"I've read a lot of books for young people, but this is the best one yet! I wish I had "Cool Stuff" when I was younger. It's a guaranteed blueprint for building a lifetime of fulfilling relationships, happiness, and financial success starting now!"

- Jack Canfield, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series

Richard Carlson

"This book is a real gem. In my opinion, it's a must read for all teens and anyone who cares about teens-parents, friends, grandparents, etc. It's a mentor in a book. I would have benefited greatly by reading this book as a teen."

- Richard Carlson, Ph.D Author of the "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" series

Mark Victor Hansen

"Kent expresses his message with enthusiasm, love, light, energy, and insight. Travel as far as you need to hear his lasting brilliance. I love him and all the good he is doing."

– Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series

Allie Dilbeck

"You really put a spin on my world today by inspiring me to actually try and achieve my dreams... and not only trying but actually believing I can try!"

- Allie Dilbeck, Student

Evan Stewart

"Coming out of High School into the real world was a hard step for me. Your book taught me a lot even though I have been living on my own for a while. I feel like I have the confidence to start the online business I always wanted. Thanks again."

- Evan Stewart, Budding entrepreneur

Kelsey S

"This book isn't like other kinds of books. It is way cooler and tells you information that is actually USEFUL!"

- Kelsey S, Student

Valeria Galian

"Thank you for writing your book ... Oh my gosh ... It's the best I have ever read. I just can't put it down!!! It's the most popular book here at school. When you release a new book, trust me, I'll be looking for it."

- Valeria Galian, Student


Maxims for Mavericks – Vol 1 – Manifesto

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This book is the evolved edition of the Maxims For Mavericks Abridged Edition. Inside, there are a series of brief thought-provoking quotations (maxims) and concise supporting explanations that challenge conventional modes of thought about what has traditionally defined the boundaries of what is possible.

Q: What is a Maxim?

A: An expression of a general truth, a principle, or a rule of conduct.

Q: What is a Maverick?

A: An individual independent in thought and action. Read the true story of Samuel A. Maverick.


Is this book for me?

There is a very good chance it is. This won’t be your common slapdash ebook. As always, if it doesn’t first pass through my judicious info-filter, I won’t share it. Period. In my world, it truly is about quality, not quantity—and I’ve spent many hours refining this content.
I created this book with the objective of offering thoughtful concepts to others interested in leading a life outside the confines and monotony of the status quo.

It’s probably safe to assume that you’re not content with taking orders, working a 9 – 5 job, participating in corporate politics, and keeping up with the Joneses. If part of you believes there is much more to life, then we’re kindred spirits.

Whether you are a seasoned businessperson, greenhorn entrepreneur, cu- rious employee, striving student, parent, blogger, marketer, techie, artist, or simply have a pulse and seek additional creativity, then this small book will help you discover and create opportunities you didn’t know existed. Want more freedom? Creativity? Clarity? Options? Business? Or a renewed supply of inspiration?

It’s all here.

If this quest against mindless conformity sounds appealing to you, then I welcome you to join me, and thousands of other readers, on a journey of creating and enjoying an uncommon life—a life on your terms.


Table of Contents

  1. Reality is negotiable.
  2. Perception is the problem and the opportunity.
  3. Logic marks the boundaries of impossibility.”
  4. Never assume the obvious is true.
  5. Social rules and norms are often illusory assumptions.
  6. Opportunity is reserved for those who seek it.
  7. It’s never a lack of resources, only a lack of resourcefulness.
  8. Competence is our only security.
  9. Motion is not action.
  10. Direction trumps distance.



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