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Product Details

  • Paperback: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470598778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470598771
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"He's the Sellers and I'm the buyer! A great amalgamation of stories and anecdotes, the crashes and the burns and phoenixes from the ashes all honchoed together seamlessly by our friend Bob."
Dennis Miller, comedian

"This book is for anyone who's ever wanted to know the real secret of success in business—screwing up and making the most of it. As Bob Sellers proves, everyone makes mistakes, but only the truly successful bounce back bigger and better."
Jonathan Wald, former SVP CNBC;Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

"Forbes Best Business Mistakes is fascinating, inspiring, insightful, and instructive. For anyone who has ever fretted that making a mistake or two in business is always regrettable or potentially career-ending, it is an eye-opener. By talking to the top minds in American business today, Bob Sellers shows how one can take lemons and turn them into champagne. It is a must-read."
Tony Perkins, anchor, Fox 5 News,Washington, D.C.; formerly of ABC's Good Morning America

Based on the experiences of some of today's most successful men and women, Forbes Best Business Mistakes contains practical lessons that can help you learn from their personal and professional missteps. Author Bob Sellers sat down for exclusive and revealing interviews with each and every person profiled. He shares their stories to provide valuable insights into how to turn a bad business situation into a success.

Those profiled represent what Sellers describes as a "Hall of Fame" based upon accomplishments and reputations. They include such luminaries as Wall Street guru Peter Lynch, larger-than-life media personalities Jim Cramer and Suze Orman, legendary CEO Jack Welch, PIMCO's Bill Gross, Home Depot founderArthur Blank, and other renowned businessand financial leaders. Through their inspiring stories, you'll learn how:

  • Mistakes can change a career path

  • Mistakes can summon creativity

  • Mistakes can create opportunities

  • Mistakes can force you to up your game

As Malcolm Forbes put it, "Failure is success if we learn from it." Forbes Best Business Mistakes shares the missteps of others so you can learn from them, be inspired by them, and succeed where you may not have seen opportunity before.

About the Author

Bob Sellers is a veteran television journalist and former financial advisor. He spent years as an anchor on CNBC and Fox News Channel, and wrote business columns for Success and Gear magazines. Sellers has also contributed commentaries to Marketplace Radio. He anchors evening newscasts at the NBC affiliate in Nashville.

Forbes is the leading business magazine in the United States, with an audience of more than 5 million readers. Since 1917, Forbes's mission has been to provide access to information and insights that ensure its readers' success.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lutfi Zakhour on March 25, 2011
Format: Paperback
The writer puts together an impressive line up of business people, ones with hugely successful careers from varied industries, but focuses far more on their biographies than their "mistakes". Worse yet, only a handful of the 30 cases actually had real mistakes to speak of and to learn from. Unfortunately this book is more entertainment than educational.
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By joe on October 24, 2010
Format: Paperback
One of the best books i have ever read. Easy to read and many unconventional lessons to learn. I wish there were more books written on mistake rather then successes.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cristina Mullins on July 22, 2010
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Interesting, entertaining and educational. I found the stories to be very well written. Must read for anyone with an entreprenuerial spirit - or anyone who's made a mistake in their life. It's learning from your mistakes in a big, big way. Really enjoyed it.
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