RICHMOND, Va. — Mike Gilbert jumped into the sexy, competitive world of soft drinks with little more than a dream, and he created one of the most innovative beverages on the market. A new book, “The Switch Effect” (ISBN 978-1928662105, Palari Publishing, $16.95, December 2007), is the story of how it all happened.

Out of work and unsure of his future, Mike cashed in his 401K, called in some favors, and formed a company that would eventually be known as The Switch.

By sheer perseverance, Mike took his idea of a carbonated beverage that is 100% juice and made it a reality. Along the way he met many obstacles and challenges. He considered giving up many times, but his belief in the product kept him going. Despite many missteps and wrong turns, his dream finally came true.

Also included in the book are helpful resources like a milestone calendar and actual samples of executive summaries and other documents critical to an entrepreneur’s success.

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Gilbert will be promoting the book throughout the state and providing free samples of The Switch beverage. Appearances are listed on the website.

Palari Publishing is a traditional independent publisher of books and magazines located in Richmond, VA since 1998.

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