Craigs Book

About The Book.

Craig Lindvahl’s career has allowed him to work in the worlds of education, entrepreneurship, music, television, sports, and business. The insights he has gained through a lifetime of interacting with a myriad of successful people has led him to write Things You Wish You Knew Yesterday: and other things you’ll need to know tomorrow.

Lindvahl believes that successful living is a natural result of understanding a few essential truths. He’s shared these essential truths with several generations of students, and has traveled around the country sharing them with groups of professionals.

They’ve now been assembled in book form, and whether you’re sixteen or sixty; a parent or a child; a boss or an employee; each chapter contains fresh approaches to action and interaction that will improve every part of your life. Things You Wish You Knew Yesterday is like a reference book on life, a collection of wit and wisdom you can refer to again and again.

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Craig Lindvahl was the first facilitator in the CEO program and was the first executive director of the Midland Institute. His book, Things You Wish You Knew Yesterday, is considered an essential part of the CEO program and its transformative impact.


Paying attention to sharp, accomplished people can change the way you see yourself and the world around you. Wouldn’t it be great to have the skills and knowledge to be even better? More successful and accomplished? More comfortable with yourself and others? Things You Wish You Knew Yesterday is a refreshing look at how successful people see and operate in the world.


Craig Lindvahl is an award-winning educator, filmmaker, author, and executive director of Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO), an accredited business growth and leadership program for high school juniors and seniors. He’s taught every grade K-12, and is the recipient of a fistful of national education and film awards. His film work has appeared on PBS and the Major League Baseball Network. Craig lives in Effingham, Illinois with his wife Beth and a cross-eyed cat named Louis.

Craig’s ideas, perspective and vision for developing future leaders and entrepreneurs is life-changing. I hope that you take the time to read this book and then buy one for every young person you know because it will be time and money well spent.

Sarah Petty, owner Joy of Marketing and New York Times Best Selling author of Worth Every Penny