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The Entrepreneur's Compass: A Roundabout Way of Getting There Paperback – December 18, 2015
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover," illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Learn more
About the Author
Alexander Bachuwa’s parents emigrated from Iraq to the United States in 1982, the year he was born. As a child, he dreamt of becoming a professional basketball player—a goal he gave up for his parents’ assertion that the real ticket to success in life is higher education. Unconvinced, he still graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in economics. Underpaid, he attended law school at Arizona State University. Unemployed, he later added an MBA to the list of letters behind his name. Today, he is Alexander Bachuwa, JD, MBA, entrepreneur (a work in progress), world explorer, author…and, by default, blogger. His book serves, among other things, as an autobiography. So if you want to know more, read it.
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After introducing myself to the brazen american, we quickly discovered that we were both Wolverines, who graduated in 2004. Not only that -- but he happened to be on a study abroad while getting his MBA at Thunderbird School of Global Management. What were the odds that I'd meet someone in a random Shanghai bazaar, who shared both my home state, undergraduate and graduate universities? Well, the bro-mance would continue in infamy. Though my new buddy had questionable morals, character, and wasn't really someone I ever expected to "Respect" in any way -- he recently had his book "Everyone's advice is wrong... including mine" published.
So, I gave it a read; you know -- because he's my buddy. Not being much of a reader, I didn't even really expect to get all the way through it. So, you can imagine my surprise when I read the first 8 chapters in one sitting. His substantially self-depricating semi-autobiography about evading the corporate grind, and appreciating what life has to offer is genuinely entertaining. I would strongly encourage everyone to get a copy of the book and use it to get a few laughs... and maybe even to help affirm aspirations of taking a new path in life. For Michiganders, wolverines, and anyone stuck in a Lumbergh-style work-environment... the book is straight up killer.
Well done Alex; you're still strange as hell, and perhaps the most interesting man in the world, in making... and I rather enjoyed the fruits of your exploits