Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur

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Penguin, Aug 4, 2011 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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The incredible story of a gang member who became a multimillionaire CEO.

Ryan Blair's middle-class upbringing came to an abrupt end when his father succumbed to drug addiction and abandoned his family. Blair and his mother moved to a dangerous 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 multimillionaire, starting and selling three companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

This book will inspire and guide people who are willing to do whatever necessary-hard work, long hours, sweat equity-to take their vision from paper to pavement. Blair gives readers a road map for successful entrepreneurship.
 

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Sorry my friend. When Russ Bik told you "You remind me of myself when I was at that stage on my career" he was using a technic he uses to try convince you that if you do what he wants:
- Work for
free
- Waive your rights
- Sign whatever documents he asks for
- Make a fool of yourself
- Pay with your money his company's expenses without reimbursement
- Etc.
He is lying to you my friend. He will make a fool of you and will then defraud you.
You'll be left off without a penny, your dignity stepped on.
The trauma will be so big that you will probably lose your wife.
Russ Bik said that to me once. He says so when he wants to convince you that if you do all those stupid things you'll end up rich as him. But, I have news for you. He became rich by abusing from people.
I was labor trafficked by him myself. (he pledges it was because I wanted so, b_____d)
 

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I would recommend this book to everyone from the entrepreneur to the person who feels like life's circumstances won't allow them to change. Ryan's story is truly inspirational and transparent. He proves that it doesn't matter where you are from or what kind of past you have. If you want it bad enough any is possible. 

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Contents

WHERE IM FROM
THE NOTHINGTOLOSE MINDSET
HUSTLERS CHARLATANS AND TONY ROBBINS
PHILOSOPHIES FROM THE JAIL CELL TO THE BOARDROOM
SEIZE THE DAY Chapter 6 HONOR YOUR DEALS
SMARTEN
FIRST THINGS FIRST
WHATS DRIVING YOU?
MILLIONDOLLAR MISTAKES Chapter 13 I HATE BUSINESS PLANS
PROS AND CONS OF A HOMEBASED BUSINESS
LAUNCHING YOUR BUSINESS
RAISING MONEY pter 17 GROWING HIRING AND FIRING
CASHING
ON TO THE NEXT ONE SUPPORT THE BOOK
Acknowledgements SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INDEX

TAP THOSE ASSETS Chapter 11 RISK AND SACRIFICE

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Ryan Blair is a self-made multimillionaire and serial entrepreneur. He established his first company, 24/7 Tech, when he was twenty-one years old and has since created and actively invested in multiple start-ups. As the CEO of ViSalus, Blair turned the company around during the 2009 recession and, in three years , took it from $600,000 in monthly sales to $600 million in annual sales. He lives in Detroit, with his son, Reagan. 

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