Making Bold Moves: Creating Multimillion Dollar Success in 500 Days or Less is truly an amazing read and fantastic story of how serial entrepreneur William S. Parrish, Jr. built a recognizable and credible construction management firm in the NYC market only 500 days after quitting his full-time job. The story is a well crafted lessons learned plan that engulfs the reader as we travel along Bill's personal path to building a multimillion enterprise from nothing at all. Bill shares the very intimate details, struggles and challenges of what was required to earn revenues of $2.2 million in a single year, for his emerging firm during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of 1931. Making Bold Moves comes across as an inspiring story of triumph that suggests that any entrepreneur can replicate Bill's success or even create and achieve their own version of success, by following the tools and concepts introduced in the book. If that wasn't enough, it should be noted that Black Enterprise, Editor-in-Chief, Derek T. Dingle pens a dynamic foreword about the difficulties facing many emerging businesses in the current economy. Mr. Dingle offers perspective on how Bill Parrish's story serves as a timely and inspiring message that can provide solutions for entrepreneurs plagued with traditional market challenges. The story opens with a prelude to the tragic market conditions that really did not seem to favor new businesses but speaks of the passion and nerve required to make bold moves even in the most uncertain times. Bill quickly offers a glimpse of the less than ideal conditions he was faced with that gave him the fuel to strike out on his own and the commitment and drive he adopted to support the pursuit of his dreams. Making Bold Moves is flush with real time examples of how the featured concepts worked for Bill and serve as a template for teaching a new generation of professionals. This book will surely assist new entrepreneurs, existing business owners and corporate professionals with connecting their skills to the qualities that matter most in translating value in a new age economy. Making Bold Moves is a refreshing tome of how hard work, good planning, personal sacrifice and a strong faith can convert dreams into reality, and immediately create your own version of success. If you love to root for the hero of a good story, Making Bold Moves provides a personal perspective for who Bill Parrish is and what he has done, that makes it very easy for us to root for him. Bill Parrish wants to win and we want him to win too!!! --Black Villages Magazine- February 2012
About the Author
William S. Parrish, Jr. With over 24 years of experience in construction management, William Parrish has consistently coordinated and delivered large-scale, multi-stage construction projects where success depends on the balance of community stakeholders, civic representation and technical staff. William started NobleStrategy as a one-man consultancy in 2002 while working full time. He quit his day job in 2005, and within a year forged strategic partnerships and won several state agency contracts for construction management, based on his knowledge and relationships. William's vision and expertise has driven the expansion of NobleStrategy to its position as a top construction resource, focused on delivering estimating, safety analysis, scheduling, contractor mentoring, sustainable design and construction practices and project management to public and private entities in the education, civic and corporate sectors. A LEED accredited professional since 2004, Mr. Parrish is leading the effort in sustainable construction practices, assisting project owners and teams in a winning approach to managing energy efficient green construction projects and attaining LEED project certification where required. Mr. Parrish graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Technology and completed his Master of Science in Management of Technology at Polytechnic University of N.Y. Mr. Parrish is a NYC Building Department Licensed Site Safety Manager and holds certifications in Zoning & Land Use, Brownfield Redevelopment, and Wetlands Delineation. Mr. Parrish is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University, Schack Institute of Real Estate, School of Continuing and Professional Studies since 2007 and won the coveted NYU Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Award in 2011. Mr. Parrish is an active board member of the Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce, City of Newark Workforce Investment Board and ACE-Mentor-NJ, as well as contributing member of the Construction Management Association of America, the New York and New Jersey Chapters of the United States Green Building Council, the Development School for Youth/All-Stars Program, GrassRoots Foundation and the Eta Pi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.