Sidetracked by Mediocrates
An allegory about real success


Are you successful? More important, are you happy with your success? 
Few people ever achieve anything close to real success—and its resultant joy. You wouldn’t guess that from the shelves of books on the subject that you find in practically every bookstore and library. Why, in spite of so much valuable information, do so few individuals find their way to lasting success? 
The real problem is that most people never take into account the single most important factor, the one that affects every other factor critical to lasting success. In fact, most people would consider this unrecognized factor an obstacle to their dreams rather than the missing key! 
Written in allegorical form, Sidetracked by Mediocrates takes you on a journey of discovery with a young man determined to find success, though he has little idea what it is and how to get there at the outset of his quest. If you aren’t sure how to pursue your dreams, join in the adventure. You’ll be glad you did!

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The narrative flowed nicely, and thereby the points were effectively made.

It was an enjoyable read of a colourful tale. The narrative flowed nicely, and thereby the points were effectively made. It made me think about life and living, and actually prodded me to live life a bit differently, which is saying something!

--Craig McQueen customer

Dale Carnegie would be inspired

What can one say about true writing genius? Mr. Palmer has written a fantastic story about achieving success in life. His words built pictures in the mind so vivid, you’d think you were there with the main character, Nikos as he stumbles through life.

Reading success by way of an allegory makes the reading so much better. I have several books on success, and I never finished a one because of their dry nature, but I did finish this one. Mr. Palmer has a way with words like all the great authors. You should also read his short story – “Fear Itself.”


The design of the book is superbly done as it utilizes the Greek theme of the allegory. It looks great on the shelf and even better in your hands as you read it.


I purchased three of these books as gifts!

--Ken customer

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Round Rock, Texas

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