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How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America Paperback – April 21, 1998
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Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Graves fills that void with his down-to-earth approach and valuable tips and advice. While this book would work for anyone, it should be required reading for all young (college and high school age) African Americans. Graves includes examples from his own experiences as well as other successful African Americans. He proves that we can be successful in business.
Let me say that How To Suceed In Business Without Being White is an extremely well written book on business and life. Yes it is written from an African Man's struggles and successes in establishing a better place for his people. However, the principles, values, thoughts, ideas, etc that Earl Graves discusses is definitely something that applies to people of all races. Earl discusses the importance of standing up for your family and your fellow man. I enjoyed reading the pieces where he actively sold for his son, Butch to get his fair shot at an NBA career. Also, it was nice to read about how Earl influenced his children to do their own yardwork and to keep close ties with each other. The Graves family court segment comment is amusing.
The fact that he discusses things from an African American point of view should not be lost on the white man or other races by any means. There is some very valuable advice that is given on franchising, investing,entrepreneurship, childraising, networking, and Family loyalty where anyone can gain knowledge.
Its good to read of someone who values hard work and the opportunity to compete effectively in today's ever changing business world. Earl Graves articulates these values in a very captivating way and I highly recommend this book for business people black or white or otherwise.
Author of: The Everyday Living of Children & Teens Monologues
I consider Graves' advice as having a mentoring session with a credible person. Graves provides tips for making it in a world where people like Paula Deen don't take you seriously as a person/employee. Graves also mentions the steps to build financial wealth. This is a excellent book filled with sound practical advice. I highly recommend it along with Black Faces in White Places. Many African Americans trying to navigate the choppy terrain of Corporate America should heed Graves' advice.
How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America
by Earl G. Graves - Collins; Reprint edition (1998)
As a journalist, I have spent time professionally with Mr. Earl G. Graves, and he is the embodiment of his values, principles, inspiration and ideas that are expressed in this enduring success book. Readers are guaranteed by Graves' character to be richer for reading the thoughts and actions of the author.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
To much self aggrandizing on the part of Graves. Couldnt get past the first chapters. Didnt learn a thing from this.Published 20 months ago by 1 Man Army
Highly valuable for anyone- of any color- who cares about how issue of race impact business.Published 22 months ago by Tommy
Earl G. Graves, Jr. a prominent businessman, lets designate him "A Titan." What is a titan? Merriam-Webster Dictionary: "an extremely large and powerful person, company a titan... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Ralph L. McNeal, Sr.
I highly recommend this book for people who need motivation start a business. Plan your work & work your plan.Published 24 months ago by C. Allan
This book should probably be titled: How to Succeed In Business By Pandering to Whites.
I like Earl Graves and I think he is a great man. Read more
When I wrote my first review, I didn't consider the road blocks Earl G. Graves faced. In my arrogance, I failed to realize the obstacles faced by African Americans of corporate... Read morePublished on November 11, 2007 by Dextra L. Suggs