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Rock Bottom To Rock Star

Author : Ryan Blair
ISBN : 9781101980576
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 63. 71 MB
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Can you remember that one time you got recognized or someone thanked you for your contribution to their life? You were a rock star, even for just one second. This book isn't about a charmed path to success or some untouchable fairy tale that nobody can relate to-this is about going from rock bottom to rock star, something that everybody can relate to. In his first book, Blair shared the brutally honest story of how he went from an at-risk youth, sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a shack, to a self-made multimillionaire by his early twenties. As his story became a national sensation, fans started asking him how they too could become entrepreneurs, take their careers to the next level, and achieve financial freedom. Rock Bottom to Rock Star answers those questions. Blair has battled extreme obstacles: life as a former gang member, balancing a demanding career with single parenthood, building and selling multiple companies, and making and losing tens of millions of dollars (sometimes all in one day). He wants to help others avoid the mistakes he made in the school of hard knocks, so he has compiled his unique advice for going from rock bottom to rock star in whatever field you chose to pursue. Much of his advice is counterintuitive, and definitely not what you would learn in business school. Here's one example: "Don't believe your own hype. The moment you start celebrating, you've left the stage. It wasn't celebration that made you a rock star. It was hard work." If you're serious about making the most of your life and you're ready to become the "rock star next door" instead of just looking up to them, this may be the most rewarding book you'll ever read. From the Hardcover edition.

Rock Bottom To Rock Star

Author : Ryan Blair
ISBN : 9781101980552
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 73. 22 MB
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Can you remember that one time you got recognized or someone thanked you for your contribution to their life? You were a rock star, even for just one second. This book isn't about a charmed path to success or some untouchable fairy tale that nobody can relate to-this is about going from rock bottom to rock star, something that everybody can relate to. In his first book, Blair shared the brutally honest story of how he went from an at-risk youth, sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a shack, to a self-made multimillionaire by his early twenties. As his story became a national sensation, fans started asking him how they too could become entrepreneurs, take their careers to the next level, and achieve financial freedom. Rock Bottom to Rock Star answers those questions. Blair has battled extreme obstacles: life as a former gang member, balancing a demanding career with single parenthood, building and selling multiple companies, and making and losing tens of millions of dollars (sometimes all in one day). He wants to help others avoid the mistakes he made in the school of hard knocks, so he has compiled his unique advice for going from rock bottom to rock star in whatever field you chose to pursue. Much of his advice is counterintuitive, and definitely not what you would learn in business school. Here's one example: "Don't believe your own hype. The moment you start celebrating, you've left the stage. It wasn't celebration that made you a rock star. It was hard work." If you're serious about making the most of your life and you're ready to become the "rock star next door" instead of just looking up to them, this may be the most rewarding book you'll ever read.

Nothing To Lose Everything To Gain

Author : Ryan Blair
ISBN : 9781591845997
Genre : Business & Economics
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Traces the author's upbringing where he joined a gang in order to survive until his mother married an entrepreneur who taught him key life and business principles, in an inspirational account that describes his rise to wealth.

Do The Kind Thing

Author : Daniel Lubetzky
ISBN : 9780553393255
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 69. 89 MB
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For the socially conscious, the intellectually curious, or the creative soul comes an inspiring, New York Times bestselling handbook for success in business, life, and the all-important task of building a more compassionate world—by the visionary founder and CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks. When Daniel Lubetzky started KIND Healthy Snacks in 2004, he aimed to defy the conventional wisdom that snack bars could never be both tasty and healthy, convenient and wholesome. A decade later, the transformative power of the company’s “AND” philosophy has resulted in an astonishing record of achievement. KIND has become the fastest-growing purveyor of healthy snacks in the country. Meanwhile, the KIND Movement—the company’s social mission to make the world a little kinder—has sparked more than a million good deeds worldwide. In Do the KIND Thing, Lubetzky shares the revolutionary principles that have shaped KIND’s business model and led to its success, while offering an unfiltered and intensely personal look into the mind of a pioneering social entrepreneur. Inspired by his father, who survived the Holocaust thanks to the courageous kindness of strangers, Lubetzky began his career handselling a sun-dried tomato spread made collaboratively by Arabs and Jews in the war-torn Middle East. Despite early setbacks, he never lost his faith in his vision of a “not-only-for-profit” business—one that sold great products and helped to make the world a better place. While other companies let circumstances force them into choosing between two seemingly incompatible options, people at KIND say “AND.” At its core, this idea is about challenging assumptions and false compromises. It is about not settling for less and being willing to take greater risks, often financial. It is about learning to think boundlessly and critically, and choosing what at first may be the tougher path for later, greater rewards. By using illuminating anecdotes from his own career, and celebrating some past failures through the lessons learned from them, Lubetzky outlines his core tenets for building a successful business and a thriving social enterprise. He explores the value of staying true to your brand, highlights the importance of transparency and communication in the workplace, and explains why good intentions alone won’t sell products. Engaging and inspirational, Do the KIND Thing shows how the power of AND worked wonders for one company—and could empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs to improve their bottom line and change the world. Advance praise for Do the KIND Thing “An enjoyable read . . . wise advice about matters from product development to people management.”—Financial Times “By sharing the ten tenets that helped KIND grow, Daniel Lubetzky has given entrepreneurs a road map to success that includes both passion and purpose.”—Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief, Huffington Post Media Group “Lubetzky uses the power of kindness to build purpose into his business and his community. He’s a role model for future leaders.”—Mehmet Oz, M.D., professor of surgery, Columbia University “I’ve always been a fan of the KIND brand. This engaging and inspirational book shows how coupling a social mission with creativity can spark change and empower a generation.”—Bobbi Brown, founder and CCO, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics From the Hardcover edition.

The University Of Hard Knocks

Author : Ralph Albert Parlette
ISBN : HARVARD:HNNMQI
Genre : Character
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Conscious Millionaire

Author : J. V. Crum, III
ISBN : 0976719223
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 76. 26 MB
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Conscious Millionaire provides a revolutionary approach to building and growing a business. In the book, the author introduces a new universal model that helps entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, and leaders grow their companies while achieving their higher purpose in life. Groundbreaking in its formula, this step-by-step approach combines raising one's consciousness with a bottom-line methodology to building a business. Conscious Millionaire is about creating wealth in ways that are honest, provide high value, and will have a positive impact on todays society.

Topless Prophet

Author : Alan Markovitz
ISBN : 9780984085507
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 38. 99 MB
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Prepare to enter the privileged world of the gentleman's club, a world where fantasy, desire, and money mix to form a potent and volatile reality that surpasses fiction at every turn. Now prepare to see this world through the eyes of the man who has seen more than anyone, from the true personalities of the women performing on stage to what really goes on behind the stage. No other autobiography comes anywhere close to putting the reader into what life is really like on the erotic side of the fast track, to be down for the count and then back in action running stronger and harder than ever. So, what are you waiting for? Let the valet take your car and step inside, let your eyes adjust to the light, and then prepare to have hem opened wide by the sights, sounds, and sensations found within the seductive realm of the modern gentleman's club. And the story of the gentleman who brought it all to life; a titillating tale that's part Mickey Spillane, part Fortune 500, and entertaining.

How To Kill A Rock Star

Author : Tiffanie DeBartolo
ISBN : 1402250398
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 36. 33 MB
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Written in her wonderfully honest, edgy, passionate and often hilarious voice, Tiffanie DeBartolo tells the story of Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, and Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. Eliza's reverence for rock is equaled only by Paul's, and the two fall wildly in love. When Bananafish is signed by a big corporate label, and Paul is on his way to becoming a major rock star, Eliza must make a heartbreaking decision that leads to Paul's sudden disappearance and a surprise knock-your-socks-off ending. Praise for Tiffanie DeBartolo's God-Shaped Hole "From highs to heartbreak, DeBartolo conjures an affair to remember."--People "Honest, raw, and engaging."--Booklist "This generation's Love Story."--Kirkus Reviews God-Shaped Hole was a Book Sense Top 10 Paperback Selection.

The Carpenter

Author : Jon Gordon
ISBN : 9780470888544
Genre : Business & Economics
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An internationally best-selling author and Cornell graduate describes how to create a winning team and motivate it with purpose-driven goals based on his experience watching his alma mater's lacrosse team play and researching the history of the sport.

The Hard Stuff

Author : Wayne Kramer
ISBN : 9780306921537
Genre : Music
File Size : 33. 90 MB
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The first memoir by Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist and cofounder of quintessential Detroit proto-punk legends The MC5 In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and, when things were clicking, absolutely unstoppable. Led by legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, The MC5 was a reflection of the times: exciting, sexy, violent, chaotic, and out of control, all but assuring their time in the spotlight would be short-lived. They toured the country, played with music legends, and had a rabid following, their music acting as the soundtrack to the blue collar youth movement springing up across the nation. Kramer wanted to redefine what a rock 'n' roll group was capable of, and there was power in reaching for that, but it was also a recipe for disaster, both personally and professionally. The band recorded three major label albums but, by 1972, it was all over. Kramer's story is (literally) a revolutionary one, but it's also the deeply personal struggle of an addict and an artist, a rebel with a great tale to tell. The '60s were not all peace and love, but Kramer shows that peace and love can be born out of turbulence and unrest. From the glory days of Detroit to the junk-sick streets of the East Village, from Key West to Nashville and sunny L.A., in and out of prison and on and off of drugs, his is the classic journeyman narrative, but with a twist: he's here to remind us that revolution is always an option.

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