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Life Literacy

Real Life Knowledge and Resources for the Next Generation to Succeed

by (author) Matt Young, Nelson Soh & Stan Peake

Morgan James Publishing
Initial publish date
Aug 2021
Success, General, Personal Success
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    Aug 2021
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It has become almost cliché to say that the world has changed.

The pace of technology change, the increasing number of new businesses, and growing global workforce has made the world a more competitive place. Global economic events have delayed retirement for millions around the world and thinning margins are making employers more risk adverse to prevent any disruptions in business continuity. This major shift in the business world is the recipe for a perfect storm that could be nothing short of catastrophic for many organizations, nations, and people.

Life Literacy is a cautionary tale, a forensic journey into what went wrong, a roadmap out of trouble, and a beacon for what life can be like. It is a timely, highly practical survival guide that will help the current and future generations create a better world where opportunities are abundant, success is achieved, and the pitfalls of predecessors are avoided. One-sided solutions never solve problems. Life Literacy provides both viewpoints highlighting the problems that aren’t very far downstream that will cripple companies and communities if left unaddressed, as well as solutions that show what life could be like if people learn from one another.

About the authors

Matt Young is an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, Business in Vancouver and Caldwell Partners Canadian Top 40 Under 40 business award winner. This serial entrepreneur graduated with a Kinesiology Degree from the University of British Columbia and started his first start-up company, a boutique health & fitness business: Innovative Fitness. Matt’s ability to distill complex constructs into bite-sized pieces that can be understood & activated by those delivering the service and the consumer has made him a sought-after business consultant. Matt has worked with numerous small and medium-sized businesses ranging from Deloitte to Velofix to Habitat for Humanity around creating solid foundations upon which future success can be built. He supports a variety of for-profit and not for profit organizations in the health, wellness, and sport sector at the local, national and international levels, including Alberta Physical Literacy Alliance, Norwegian Sport Federation, and more. Matt is the Founder of the Quality Coaching Collective and the Quality Sport Hub He has published numerous articles for magazines and journals, has authored and published seven books and with the support of his team, raised over $6.1 million dollars and counting for community charity. Matt is the Co-Founder of the Just Go Play Podcast (

Matt Young's profile page

Nelson Soh is a certified numbers Guru with an entrepreneurial heart. He is a Chartered Accountant (now referred to as Chartered Professional Accountant) and a University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business graduate who brings a wealth of knowledge from a diverse experience background. He started his career as an external auditor in public practice working with publicly traded companies, private small businesses, not-for-profit, and government organizations. After transitioning out of public practice, Nelson has worked with a wide variety of companies, including Fortune 1000 company, SKYTRAX Top 5 globally ranked airline, and more. He is the Founder of the personal finance blog, Stacking Moolah ( and started Stacking Moolah as a way to help people who want to improve their personal financial situation and take action to achieve their goals. He has been featured on the CPA BC website, guest spoken on multiple podcasts, and has sat on a judge panel for a UBC business case competition. Nelson also is a believer that mindset is everything, he has taken the first step to help others improve their money mindset by creating the 100-Day Money Mindset Journal which helps people develop a stronger, more positive money mindset that will unlock their unlimited potential to attract money into their life.

Nelson Soh's profile page

After an 18-year career in the health, fitness, and medical industries that saw Stan Peake own his first two businesses (including a buyout of his second business venture), he turned his passion of coaching others from fitness journeys to coaching leaders and entrepreneurs in their business and career pursuits. He has grown his coaching practice, InSite Performance Coaching, into a national firm with clients across Canada, the United States, and Europe; with coaches in Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto. Certified as an Executive Coach by the world’s #1 executive Coach John Mattone (former coach to Steve jobs), Stan is also certified as a corporate facilitator. He holds a graduate certificate in values-based leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, as well as an executive education in sales leadership from Queens University in Ontario. As well as being a serial entrepreneur, Stan is an author of six books, has published works in many national newspapers, several magazines (including Entrepreneur), and has appeared as a guest on over 20 podcasts on topics ranging from entrepreneurism to psychology to principles of success. Stan can be reached at

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