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Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business Paperback – February 9, 2011
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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.
This book goes deeper into the lessons given every week and Shark Talk and gives great insight into the woman behind the celebrity we see on television. She is a very, very smart lady with a lot of drive. She has made me realize that it is possible for me to make big things happen as well. In addition, I love it that she has been successful in a male-dominated world. Where I am, there are not a lot of women business people and it's easy to think that I'm the only one. Barbara is a good reminder that big success as a woman is possible. For that alone, this book is worth it!!
Barbara is great. She brings personality to business and is an example to all of us that we can have fun while doing this! I can't wait to read her other books.
On a related note, if you are a mother, like Barbara is, and looking for a book which talks extensively about balancing family and work life, you might benefit from reading Mogul Mom - How to Quit Your Job, Start Your Own Business, and Join the Work-at-Home Mom Revolution, which is designed for upcoming female business owners.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Barbara connects her business savvy with wonderful lessons learned in her youth that make this book entertaining and teachable. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Powers
This book is interesting and entertaining. It's certainly full of lessons everyone should have learned in life, and it is worth reading for that aspect alone. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this book! I read it in a few hours as I couldn't stop. Barbara transported me to her childhood and adolescence and I enjoyed every single page I read. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Graffi
This is a great book if you love shark tank you will love this bookPublished 15 days ago by Scott Morris
Really engaging read and full of excellent business advice. Loved this book!Published 22 days ago by Sharon Harden
Got this for my boyfriend for Christmas, as he is a huge Sharktank fan. He loved it and flew through it. Very glad I bought it.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Great book, nice insight to her life. Awesome person and inspirational.Published 1 month ago by IT'S ME SB