This book explains with what went wrong in Mr. Laird's early schooling and the effects that teachers and parents have on one's ability to learn. It shows the difference between a mother that had great expectations for her child John McCook (who played Eric Forrester on "The Bold and the Beautiful") and a mother that felt that the school and teachers should set these expectations. The book reveals the background of some of his fellow cadets including Joseph Bonanno Jr., the son of a mob boss used as the bases of the movie "The God Father". The book tells how the discipline of a Military School prepared him for his career and life. The book expresses the positive effect on his career advancing to a management position in Silicon Valley Power without a college degree through what he learned in a Military School. He discusses what he believes were the school's negative effects on his social life and marriage. A brief history of Hollywood with Clint's acquaintance with silent film actor Snub Pollard (Keystone Cop) along with some interesting vacations that Mr. Laird took including a short history of the Royal Caribbean Cruise line. The book gives some basic rules to follow to advance in your career.