Make Your Own Rules: A Renegade Guide to Unconventional Success

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, 2011 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 220 pages
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In today's business environment--one where the traditional career path isn't as readily available as it once was; the economy and the banking system are volatile; and government regulation makes it increasingly difficult for entrepreneurs and new business owners to get their ideas off the ground--more and more people are seeking an alternate path to success. It's the kind of world where learning to be creative, challenging convention, and seizing unexpected opportunities are not only liberating but can also make the difference in whether or not you achieve personal and economic freedom. Wayne Rogers should know. The former star of the classic television series M*A*S*H is a highly successful entrepreneur who, since graduating from Princeton University, has applied his own iconoclastic vision to a wide range of businesses including a vineyard, a famous bridal boutique, a chain of convenience stores, the worlds of banking and real estate, a restaurant, a film distribution company, and more. Rogers has made a name for himself in countless businesses where the only constant was that he lacked the traditional background and experience--proving time and time again that the secret to making it lies in tapping into your own creative viewpoint. In "Make Your Own Rules," Rogers shares the keys to his success over the past four decades, revealing that you don't have to be "against the system" in order to succeed; you just have to avoid becoming a cog in a machine. Filled with insights and engaging stories, "Make Your Own Rules" encourages you to stop asking "Why?" and start saying "Why not?" when it comes to your career and business. Whether you're wrestling with how to transition from one career to another, seeking opportunities you can't yet see, or looking for a bold new way to start or revitalize your own business, "Make Your Own Rules" provides you with realistic strategies that will enable you to achieve phenomenal success in any area...just by being yourself. WAYNE ROGERS, aside from being known for his role as Trapper John on the TV series M*A*S*H, is an extremely successful entrepreneur in a wide variety of fields and has served as a financial adviser to actors, rock stars, and businesspeople. He is currently a panelist on Fox Business Channel's top-rated weekly show "Cashin' In." JOSH YOUNG is a bestselling writer whose work spans entertainment, business, science, and politics. As an author, he specializes in co-writing books of notable entertainment figures, most recently "Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me" with Howie Mandel. As a journalist, Josh has worked for Esquire, George, and LIFE magazines.
  

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User Review  - Tim Anthony - Goodreads

a good book that can teach aspiring entrepreneurs how to go with the system's flow Read full review

Review: Make Your Own Rules: A Renegade Guide to Unconventional Success

User Review  - Christine Bingham - Goodreads

This was an interesting read, but the book is more of an autobiographical account of Rogers' unconventional methods than a guide to breaking convention. Read full review

Contents

A Personal Constitution
1
Know What Youre Up Against
10
2 Creativity Fuels Success in Both Art and Business
28
3 Finding People You Can Work With
43
4 The Magic of Creative Financing
68
5 Casting Off Conventions
86
6 Do Your Homework
102
7 Just Ask the Customer
123
8 Show Business Laid the Groundwork
137
9 Making the Most of the Banking System
164
An Unexpected Case Study
191
The Free Market
211
Index
215
About the Author
219
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Wayne Rogers (Los Angeles, CA), aside from being known for his role as Trapper John on the TV series M*A*S*H*, is an extremely success ful entrepreneur in a wide variety of fields, and has served as a financial advisor to actors, rock stars, and businesspeople. He is currently a panelist on Fox Business Channel's top-rated weekly show Cashin' In.

Josh Young (Chevy Chase, MD) is a best-selling writer. As an author, he specializes in cowriting books of notable entertainment figures, most recently, Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me with Howie Mandel. As a journalist, Josh has worked for Esquire, George, and LIFE magazines.

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