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4.0 out of 5 stars Good advise for anyone woman who wants to be successful in business, November 10, 2011
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This review is from: Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business (Paperback)
Someone I admire and respect suggested that a group to which I belong read "Shark Tales" by Barbara Cocoran.
When I started to read it I couldn't understand why I should be reading a book about a woman in real estate who turned $1000 into a billion dollar business. It didn't seem like something that I would be interested to learn about, after all, I'm not in real estate.
Cocoran's style of writing and the stories she told made me want to continue reading. It didn't take too long for me to realize the book was for any woman who wants to be successful in business, not just in real estate.
All of the success Barbara Cocoran attained in her life stemmed from experiences she had during her childhood with much influence from the wise, sometimes unconventional advice of her mother.
Barbara Cocoran was one of 10 children in a family that had only one bathroom. Failing at the first 22 jobs she had, an overbite and dyslexia, along with the subsequent learning disabilities that accompany that diagnosis, she never let those things or any other adversity stand in her way of accomplishing her goals.
Barbara is a down to earth, no nonsense woman who, during the course of her business career, took on the likes of the Donald and won.
She is thoughtful, simple (as in not complex), down to earth, and relies on her gut and heart to make decisions.
Toward the end of the book, Cocoran explains 14 suggestions you should use in order to make your business a successful one. I'm not certain if they are listed in a specific order, however, her first suggestion is "Trust Your Gut", something I believe we have to learn how to do more often. Her last is " Pick Good People" in which she states looking for the same three traits in every entrepreneur she chooses to do business with; "good character, lots of enthusiasm, and a genuine sense of thankfulness." Definitely good advice from my perspective.
How many times have you read a book and wondered what happened to the people? Well, in the last section of the book she even provides an update on the people mentioned in the book.
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Initial post: Oct 9, 2012 11:34:08 AM PDT
RONALD AMON says:
You meant "Good advice." Did you also mean to give it 5 stars?
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