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Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business Paperback – February 9, 2011
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"A practical, funny compendium of advice that should stick with any reader."
"For all her drive, she has no airs."
-"The New York Times"
"Part memoir, part rough guide to business and 100 percent in-your-face glee."
"Corcoran's humanity, humor and wisdom gently convey worthwhile lessons for those who would like to succeed on their own terms."
-"The Miami Herald"
"I love this book."
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If you are looking for a good believable success story filled with business-building tips, then you'll want to make time to read Shark Tales. I thoroughly enjoyed every page!
Barbara's book is a story of growing up in a big family and how she learned to stand out from the crowd - lessons that she readily applied to the business world.
Shark Tales is not only about Barbara Corcoran but also about her wise and resourceful mother, Florence Corcoran. Her mother taught her life lessons with wisdom and humor. Barbara took those lessons and applied them to her own life and business. Barbara credits her mother with showing her about thinking creatively and not giving up when the going gets tough.
This book is written with a casual, fun and easy-to-read style. I highly recommend you have pen, paper and may be even a highlighter handy to capture the powerful business "aha's." I'm not exaggerating when I say that Shark Tales is filled with entrepreneurial pearls of wisdom.
Here are some of my business-building "aha's" -
·If you can't reinvent yourself, repackage yourself.
·People always want what they can't have or believe they've miss out on.
·Don't allow yourself to be bullied by the big guys.
·Be organized and have a system.
·Everyone loves a deal.
·Don't give up before you've exhausted every opportunity.
·Stand out as an expert in your field.
·And there are so many, many more!Read more ›
P.S. Even our teenage son is reading the book and he never reads.
I feel duped.
The book is a fast, easy and interesting read. The "business" lessons are common sense stuff. For anyone who grew in a house where you had to be scrappy to survive, this is not new news. Basically, you go to work, do what it takes to get the job done and find the right people to help you grow your business.
I can only give it two stars because her publishing company re-released the same book under a new title. A few extra pages does not warrant a different title. If there is a disclaimer that states this book is the same material as the last in the book description - then I totally missed it. I would not have purchased it again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is an awesome book. Enjoyed every bit of it. Lots of wisdom for anybody wants to start a business.Published 18 hours ago by Balaji Parthasarathy
A really fun book to read or listen to on cd. Barbara's life story has been amazing and she is a great role model to both women and men. This is a book I would read again!Published 8 days ago by Maine Amazon User
I loved this book! It was entertaining and even funny, but the lessons in it are what make it so worth reading. Read morePublished 17 days ago by CK
Great book! A great deal more entertaining then I expected. Loads of humor. Wonderful insight from a success story.Published 25 days ago by Mr M
As a former realtor, I was intrigued by a book written by someone who had made her fortune in real estate so I bought the Kindle edition. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tom Musso
This lady is amazing and her book is encouraging and motivatingPublished 2 months ago by MHelmsderfer
Great read. Like a novel. Extremely well written. Barbara's personality shines through.Published 2 months ago by Donald Walraven
I knew little about Barbara Corcoran before reading this book and had only seen her on the show Shark Tank a couple of times. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ally