MONTVILLE, NJ - Montville resident, Marc Demetriou, releases his new book, “Lessons From My Grandfather: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life” on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

His book received many endorsements, including this one from Barbara Corcoran on the cover of his book: “Marc Demetriou has written a superb success guide unlike any other. Based on 15 universal principles, Lessons From My Grandfather will help you achieve the success you deserve in life and business.” - Barbara Corcoran Founder, The Corcoran Group and Investor on “ABC’s Emmy Award winning show Shark Tank.”

The guiding principles received from an immigrant forbearer illuminate the road to success in this loving tribute from Marc Demetriou, LESSONS FROM MY GRANDFATHER: Wisdom for Success in Business and Life (Highpoint Life; January 16, 2018). Demetriou, one of America’s top mortgage experts, learned early in his life that success is a choice thanks to the teachings of his grandfather, Haralambos “Charlie” Pistis, the archetypical self-made man who left Cyprus at the age of 16 and immigrated to America. Through all the hardship and challenges of life, Charlie managed to beat the odds and ultimately retired at the age of 60 as a millionaire. He enjoyed an amazing 37 more years with friends and family until he passed at the age of 97.  

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Like many immigrants of his time, Charlie had never been far from his home and had to survive on wit, determination and a rock-solid set of timeless values. Through his steadfast willingness to work hard, and a determination to control life rather than allowing it to control him, Charlie succeeded on his own terms, finding happiness and financial security. In this book, Demetriou tells Charlie’s compelling story and shares his 15 timeless principles for success, applying them to the world today.

Through Charlie’s inspirational wisdom, Demetriou provides clarity and inspiration that readers can use to recognize their unique talents then achieve their goals in life and business.

MARC DEMETRIOU is a top-rated speaker and mortgage expert who has appeared at the Mastermind Summit along with world-renowned motivational speaker Tony Robbins and Barbara Corcoran from ABC Television’s Shark Tank. As an authority on real estate and finance, Demetriou has been quoted in articles in The New York Times, Reuters, the Associated Press, Huffington Post and many other local and national publications and media outlets. He has been consistently ranked in the top 1 percent of loan originations in the country by Scotsman’s Guide, Mortgage Executive Magazine and National Mortgage Professional Magazine, and received the “Forty Under 40” award as one of the 40 most successful business professionals in New Jersey. He is a certified and licensed instructor, offering continuing education credits to accountants, realtors, financial planners and managed care professionals throughout New Jersey. Additionally, he was co-host on WVNJ’s popular The Real Estate and Money Show. Demetriou is the proud father of three daughters. Read more about Demetriou and his grandfather’s story here: