The Book

Nice Start: Questions Only You Can Answer to Create the Life Only You Can Live.

Author: Mark Chussil

Paperback: 212 pages

Paperback edition published: April 2010 by Inkwater Press, ISBN 978-1-59299-474-8

Available now on Kindle

The Author

Mark Chussil

Mark Chussil

What do you get from a man who has earned a BA in political science at Yale and an MBA at Harvard, created innovative businesses, traveled the world, won a patent and an industry award for simulation technology, grown through personal-effectiveness study and coaching, and experienced over 6 decades of life? You get someone who has seen and thought a lot. You get someone who knows great questions and who knows you have your own answers. You get Nice Start.

Mark is the author of Nice Start and 2 other books, chapters for 5 others, and dozens of articles. He’s a highly rated public speaker who has lectured and consulted on 6 continents.

Mark Chussil is Founder of Advanced Competitive Strategies, Inc. and an adjunct instructor at the University of Portland.

Contact Information

Use this contact form to get in touch for anything about Nice Start.

Follow Mark on Twitter: @NiceStart.

Watch a video based on Nice Start: Your One-Way Trip Through Life.”

Interviews and Webinars

U.S. News and World Report quoted Nice Start author Mark Chussil on careers and luck in “5 Ways to Create Your Own Career Luck,” by Ritika Trikha.

Harvard Business School “I had the opportunity to work with Mark when he presented “Nice Start: Now What?” as part of the Harvard Business School’s Career Management Webinar Series. Based on his book “Nice Start: Questions Only You Can Answer to Create the Life Only You Can Live”, Mark shared his thoughts on how one might embrace self-discovery to promote living a more fulfilling and balanced life. His reflective questions and interactive approach were well received by participants. Mark’s presentation style was personable, authentic, and humorous. He brought great value and insight to the Career Management Webinar Series. I hope to partner with him again.”Christine Paul Tetreault, Associate Director, Alumni Career & Professional Development, Harvard Business School

Mark presented that webinar, watched by over 400 Harvard Business School alumni, on September 6, 2012. HBS alumni can watch a recording (LEFA login required). He also spoke at two HBS reunions about “Nice Start: Now What?”

Conscious Discussions Talk Radio “I truly enjoyed having you as a featured guest on the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio, Mark. Your powerful words about the value we place on judgement words, your thoughts on individual definitions of success, and leading one’s own life are sure to prove an important role in our listeners’ lives. I know it has in mine. Thank you for taking the time to be with us, it was a sincere pleasure to speak with you.” — Lillian Brummet, Host of Conscious Discussions Talk Radio

The Mindset Mechanic “Mark is an entertaining and informative guest! He provides practical tips listeners can use immediately to improve their lives, and teaches through vivid stories. And, he sent me everything I needed for great show prep. Five stars for Mark!” Julie Rahm, “The Mindset Mechanic

Unlock Your Wealth Radio Nice Start author Mark Chussil was interviewed on Unlock Your Wealth Radio by Heather Wagenhals. The interview was posted on August 10, 2012. You can listen to the interview. The Nice Start part begins at 3:50 and ends at 36:00.

WTKF/FM and WJNC/AM Nice Start author Mark Chussil was interviewed on WTKF/FM and WJNC/AM by Julie Rahm, “The Mindset Mechanic,” on Saturday, March 19, 2011, and the interview was rebroadcast on Sunday, March 20. You can listen to the interview. It begins at 20:50 and ends at 48:00

KKZZ-AM Nice Start author Mark Chussil was interviewed on KKZZ-AM on February 16, 2011, on the Kim Pagano show. You can hear the interview between time marks 42:10 to 54:50.

Please contact Mark — mark (@) — for media topics, sample interview questions, and more.


Please visit the Reviews page on this site. You’ll find comments by Jeffrey Zaslow of The Wall Street Journal, John Gray, Ph.D., author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, and many others.