Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business

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Penguin, Feb 9, 2011 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran--and her best advice for anyone starting a business. After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using the unconventional lessons she learned from her homemaker mom, she gradually built it into a $6 billion dollar business. Now Barbara's even more famous for the no-nonsense wisdom she offers to entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, ABC's hit reality TV show.

Shark Tales is down-to-earth, frank, and as heartwarming as it is smart. After reading it don't be surprised if you find yourself thinking, "If she can do it, so can I." Nothing would make Barbara happier.
 

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308 pages biography. Fun unexpected read. Barbra has a light hearted breezy style of writing. I have no idea if much of what she writes is true, but it is entertaining. Read full review

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This book is fantastic! It's a quick and fun read switching back and forth between lessons learned in childhood and applying them into adulthood, which in turn lands her some serious money! She is raw, honest, and unpretentious. Her tips are solid and easy to remember by way of her funny antidotes throughout. She is the real deal and effectively demonstrates that anyone can have the American Dream without being a total brainiac. All it takes is common sense and thinking outside of the box when all else seems impossible. Great book! 

Contents

INTRODUCTION
MOMS LESSON 3 If the Sofa Is Ripped Cover It with Laughter
MOMS LESSON 7 If Theres More Than One Kid to Wash
MOMS LESSON 10 Theres Always Room for One More
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Barbara Corcoran is a self-made business baroness. Founder of the Corcoran Group, New York's premier real estate company, Corcoran is one of the most powerful brokers in the nation.

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