Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets it Right

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 18, 2010 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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The often hilarious and sometimes poignant story behind Dal LaMagna's rise in the beauty industry

By the time LaMagna graduated from the Harvard Business School, his entrepreneurial activities-including operating discotheques in drive-in theaters, working with the 1960s musical teen sensations the Cowsills, and opening an ice cream parlor on the Venice Beach boardwalk-had landed him $150,000 of debt. Raising Eyebrows tells the story of how he finally succeeded.

After years of failures and living penniless, LaMagna founded Tweezerman, one of the world's most respected, innovative and successful beauty tool manufacturers with over 40 million customers. A leader for socially responsible companies, Tweezerman became a success by making helping communities and caring for the environment everyday practices, not publicity gimmicks.

  • A responsible capitalist, LaMagna wrote this roller-coaster memoir for entrepreneurs who are struggling and disenchanted with the every changing economic system
  • Packed with of business lessons, financial plans, and practical advice

Raising Eyebrows is full of inspiration, conscience, and good ideas for entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs everywhere.

 

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Contents

Chapter
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Chapter
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Chapter Three
20
Chapter Four
29
Chapter Five
35
Chapter
46
Chapter Seven
55
Chapter Eight
64
Chapter TwentyOne
187
Chapter TwentyTwo
200
Chapter TwentyThree
210
Chapter TwentyFour
220
Chapter TwentyFive
230
Chapter TwentySeven
241
Chapter TwentyEight
249
PART IV
261

Chapter Nine
77
Chapter Eleven
85
Chapter Twelve
96
PART II
107
Chapter Fourteen
123
Chapter Fifteen
135
Chapter Seventeen
146
Chapter Eighteen
154
Chapter Nineteen
173
Chapter Twenty
179
Chapter Thirty
272
Chapter ThirtyOne
282
Chapter ThirtyThree
290
Chapter ThirtyFour
296
Chapter ThirtyFive
305
Chapter ThirtySix
317
Additional Photos
327
Acknowledgments
335
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About the author (2010)

Dal LaMagna is a serial entrepreneur who in 1979 founded Tweezerman, a beauty tool manufacturer he built into a multinational socially responsible brand. Although he sold the company in 2004, LaMagna is still widely known as the Tweezerman and continues to sit on the company's board of directors. A responsible capitalism activist, LaMagna is a major funder and active trustee of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI), which awards MBAs in sustainable business. He has executive produced four feature-length Iraq War films: The Ground Truth, The War Tapes, Meeting Resistance, and Iraq for Sale. In 2008, he cofounded Reel U Films and produced and distributed War Child, a film about the life story of Emmanuel Jal, a Sudanese child soldier. LaMagna is also a blogger for the Huffington Post.

Carla S. Reuben has written screenplays for feature films and published short stories in literary magazines, including Plowshares and No Exit. She completed her first novel, Camels in the Rain, and is currently working on her second.

Wally Carbone is a writer/director who has written or cowritten dozens of screenplays. He is currently completing a novel. Carla and Wally live in upstate New York with their twelve Labrador retrievers.

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