Am I Being Too Subtle?: Straight Talk From a Business Rebel

Am I Being Too Subtle?: Straight Talk From a Business Rebel Author Sam Zell
ISBN-10 1591848237
ISBN-13 9781591848233
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Portfolio
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The traits that make Sam Zell one of the worlds most successful entrepreneurs also make him one of the most surprising enigmatic and entertaining mavericks in American business Self made billionaire Sam Zell consistently sees what others dont From finding a market for overpriced Playboy magazines among his junior high classmates to buying real estate on the cheap after a market crash to investing in often unglamorous industries with long term value Zell acts boldly on supply and demand trends to grab the first mover advantage And he can find opportunity virtually anywherefrom an arcane piece of legislation to a desert meeting in Abu Dhabi If everyone is going left look right Zell often says To him conventional wisdom is nothing but a reference point Year after year deal after deal he shuts out the noise of the crowd gathers as much information as possible then trusts his own instincts He credits much of his independent thinking to his parents who were Jewish refugees from World War II Talk to any two people and you might get wild swings in their descriptions of Zell A media firestorm ensued when the Tribune Company went into bankruptcy a year after he agreed to steward the enterprise At the same time his razor sharp instincts are legendary on Wall Street and he has sponsored over a dozen IPOs Hes known as the Grave Dancer for his strategy of targeting troubled assets yet hes created thousands of jobs Within his own organization he has an inordinate number of employees at every level who are fiercely loyal and have worked for him for decades Zells got a big personality he is often contrarian blunt and irreverent and always curious and hardworking This is the guy who started wearing jeans to work in the 1960s when offices were a sea of gray suits Hes the guy who told The Wall Street Journal in 1985 If it aint fun we dont do it He rides motorcycles with his friends the Zells Angels around the world and he keeps ducks on the deck outside his office As he writes I simply dont buy into many of the made up rules of social convention The bottom line is If youre really good at what you do you have the freedom to be who you really are Am I Being Too Subtle a reference to Zells favorite way to underscore a pointtakes readers on a ride across his business terrain sharing with honesty and humor stories of the times he got it right when he didnt and most important what he learned in the process This is an indispensable guide for the next generation of disrupters entrepreneurs and investors

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The Liar s Ball

The Liar s Ball Author Vicky Ward
ISBN-10 9781118295311
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 256