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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Sam Wyly is an entrepreneurial genius who inspires both new business ideas and spiritual renewal

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Self-made billionaire Sam Wyly is a natural storyteller. Sam Wyly is an entrepreneurial genius who inspires both new business ideas and spiritual renewal. 1,000 Dollars and an Idea is a courageous tale of a creative and generous life. The Rev. Canon Sally G. Bingham, President and Founder, The Regeneration Project.

I read to know what I'm getting into. Sam Wyly, 1,000 Dollars and an Idea: Entrepreneur To Billionaire, Page 197).

Beat Tallulah" - Flora's boys - Big blue - Peter Drucker wrote the bible - Reach for a star, not a handful of mud - Me and Ross Perot - The birth of a company - A thousand dollars and an idea - Multinational entrepreneur - If you can't join 'em, beat. em - Monopoly buster: Datran, or die trying - Before there was software, there was Don Thomson - Earth resources - Bonanza - Taking my losses - Sterling software - Money's not scarce - Never let your pocketbook tell you what you can.

Beat Tallulah" - Flora's boys - Big blue - Peter Drucker wrote the bible - Reach for a star, not a handful of mud - Me and Ross Perot - The birth of a company - A thousand dollars and an idea - Multinational entrepreneur - If you can't join 'em, beat

He won a scholarship to the University of Michigan Business School, where he earned his MBA.

He won a scholarship to the University of Michigan Business School, where he earned his MBA. Sam has been a working entrepreneur for nearly half a century. He has founded and/or grown successful companies in online computing, computer software products, oil refining, insurance, steakhouse franchising, arts-and-crafts retailing, hedge fund investing, environmentally friendly electricity and Internet carbon.

entrepreneur to billionaire. Expanded ed. by Sam Wyly. A thousand dollars and an idea. Multinational entrepreneur

entrepreneur to billionaire. Published 2009 by Newmarket Press in New York. Traces the rags-to-riches story of a Louisiana self-made billionaire, from his efforts to put himself through school and his entry into the millionaire leagues after investing in a computer utility company to his creations of highly profitable companies and his dedication to green energy. Multinational entrepreneur. If you can't join 'em, beat 'em. Monopoly buster: Datran, or die trying.

Self-made billionaire Sam Wyly is a natural storyteller. In this candid, engrossing memoir, he recounts the experiences that led him to establish and expand companies on the leading edge of advancements in technology, energy, retail, and investments over. In this candid, engrossing memoir, he recounts the experiences that led him to establish and expand companies on the leading edge of advancements in technology, energy, retail, and investments over the last five decades.

2 About the Author 1,000 Dollars & An Idea was Sam Wyly’s first book. Wyly is a self-made billionaire who has founded and or grown companies in various industries. Wyly grew up in Louisiana but now resides in Texas with his third wife, Cheryl. He has 6 children, 12 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Sam Wyly began writing down things that happened in his life over 20 years prior to writing this book.

As an entrepreneur, if you don’t know about losing, you can’t learn how to win (Wyly, 4). Similarly, playing football in Delhi also taught Sam the meaning of synergy, working together as a team

As an entrepreneur, if you don’t know about losing, you can’t learn how to win (Wyly, 4). Similarly, playing football in Delhi also taught Sam the meaning of synergy, working together as a team. As a result, he and his high school football team brought Delhi out of their losing streak and on the triumphant road to the state championship. Sam was born in Lake, Providence, Louisiana on October 4, 1934 of two college- educated parents; however, the Great Depression changed his family’s opulent lifestyle and re- categorized them along with everyone else.

Expanded edition with new chapters on the Great Crash of 2008 and looking ahead.Self-made billionaire Sam Wyly is a natural storyteller. In this expanded edition of his memoir, he recounts his experiences establishing and expanding companies on the leading edge of advancements in technology, energy, retail, and investments over the last five decades. From the hardships his family faced trying to hold on to their cotton farm during the Depression to the coaching he received on the high school football field, Wyly describes how his early years in Louisiana prepared him for what lay ahead.Risking $1,000 of his savings, Wyly founded University Computing in 1963 and took it public two years later, becoming a millionaire at the age of thirty. Throughout this book, he reveals the decisions and strategies behind his many business successes, including founding Sterling Software, growing the small chains of Michaels Stores and Bonanza Steakhouses into nationwide brands, and founding Green Mountain Energy, the largest provider of cleaner energy in America today.Wyly also discusses the "Great Crash of 2008" in historical perspective, offering insights on our current financial crisis and the path to recovery—including the importance of green energy for the future.

Comments: (7)

Hunaya
It is just amazing that how one man could create and manage businesses as varied as Steakhouse, Refineries, software products .... and best part is to be able to figure out when to sell them at the right time. He has managed to do them multiple times and had success in each one of them.

Sam Wyly writes his biography in a style of a story filled with pearls of wisdom. He traces his roots to some of the first lessons he learnt when he saw their family lose their home : "always hedge your bets". He goes on explain why he took some of the decisions he took and how he goes on to take tasks seemingly impossible - his very first business to buy a $1 million machine from IBM with $1000 cash was purely inspiring - he knew he wanted to do it, thats it - he worked with the university (SMU, dallas), the bankers, investors and created a business just out of $1000.

Next as he grew and started acquiring businesses - he wanted to hire the best people and let them run the show - in the case of Maverick Capital, Michaels ...

Another outstanding ability is to identify bubbles and get out before it gets him - he talks about the Dutch Tulip bubble multiple times in his biography: Yr: 2000 when he sold Sterling businesses for $8 billion, he sold his silver mine into the silver bubble, sold Michaels for $6 billion to Blackstone group ... Most people and companies would get into the groove of a infatuation rather than seeing it 10,000 miles above it.

We have to thank Sam for several contributions including his efforts in breaking AT&T monopoly, Green energy initiatives - these were for-profit initiatives with an overall good for the society.

Takeaways - there are several of them, here are a few ...
(1) His grandfather's advice: Never be limited by the amount of money in your pocket
(2) Always think in mental models and keep expanding your mental models
(3) It does not matter if you end up really rich - just keep doing what is right and good things will happen. He says that he never really aimed at being rich - it just happened through his passion, hard work and perseverance.
(4) There is no point in doing something about which you are not passionate - you do not need to be boxed with the thoughts and perceptions of any institution or a company.

Overall, I would highly recommend reading this book - would make a great graduation gift.
LØV€ YØỮ
You have to understand firsthand that this book is not a self-help or a "teach yourself how to be a manager/entrepreneur" book. The people who rated this book poorly seemed to go about reading it in the wrong way. Rather, it is an interesting autobiography about a man who many have never heard of, and yet has made important and lasting impacts on American business. It's not dense like a lot of autobiographies--in fact I thought it was quite a page-turner. There are lots of neat little gems that you can pick up from the things he says, and if you are an astute and careful reader, there are a lot of consistent, underlying themes throughout the book. If you are looking for super-concentrated management guide, this is not the book for you. But if you want a good story about an impressive person with skills you can apply to yourself, this is a good one to read.
JOGETIME
I've never heard of Sam Wyly but if you look into the companies that he's been involved with, it's quite impressive. I like his attitude and there are many pearls of wisdom in this book. Although I might not agree with him politically, he does have a trememdous amount of courage to stand for what he believes in. I enjoyed his references to Peter Drucker and that has encouraged me to reread some of Drucker's work. In summary, a fast read with some pearls and it's worth your time to read and gain more perspective.
Malanim
Wyly's book is first the marvelous autobiography of a quintessential entrepreneur with many implicit lessons about what one must know and do to have a good chance of success, but more valuable is its service as a primer for what more it takes to be a world-class entrpreneur, as Wyly is.

Once you are smart, driven and knowledgeable about the intricasies of an opportunity, Wyly, in his story telling, shows that it takes an abundance of audacity and that male-defined acceptance of risk called "balls." Wyly has a set that could ring in the New Year, and his story telling is fast and first rate. I couldn't put it down.

Read it. Pass it on. It is that good, if you like a saga of intellectual application of entrprenuerial risk and impacable fortitude.
Fek
Love all the life lessons shared in thus memoir.
IWAS
Fast read. The personal life lessons are the gems. Some interesting inside history of the computer industry. The last three chapters lack conflict.
Tantil
I thought this was a great book (I listened to the audiobook). It was entertaining and it inspired me. Highly recommended!
Sam Wyly's career is one that everybody should note. Coming from a small town near the Bayou, this autobiography captures true perseverance and commitment to becoming the best you could be. If you want a true inspirational story, read this book.
1,000 Dollars and an Idea: Entrepreneur to Billionaire: Expanded Edition download epub
Professionals & Academics
Author: Sam Wyly
ISBN: 1557048487
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
Language: English
Publisher: Newmarket Press; Expanded edition (September 29, 2009)
Pages: 304 pages