From the Back Cover
"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."
"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
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.
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