Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain
How I Went From Gang Member to Multimillionaire EntrepreneurBook - 2013
Like many entrepreneurs, Ryan Blair had no formal business education, but he had great survival instincts, tenacity, and, above all, a "nothing to lose" mind-set. His middle-class childhood came to an abrupt end when his abusive father succumbed to drug addiction and abandoned the family. Blair and his mother moved to a bad neighborhood, and soon he was in and out of juvenile detention, joining a gang just to survive. Then his mother fell in love with a successful entrepreneur who took Ryan under his wing. With his mentor's help, Blair turned himself into a wildly successful businessman. He started his first company, 24/7 Tech, at the age of twenty-one, and since then has created and sold several companies for hundreds of millions of dollars. Now Blair shows readers how to start and grow their own profitable businesses. Sharing lessons from his mentors and advice from his own life-changing experiences, Blair provides an inspirational guide for people willing to put in the hard work, time, and dedication needed to achieve entrepreneurial success.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Portfolio/Penguin, 2013
Edition: Pbk. ed. with a new foreword and chapter
Branch Call Number: 658.11 B5758n 2013
Characteristics: xvi, 233 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: How I went from gang member to multimillionaire entrepreneur