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The Resource 1,000 dollars and an idea : entrepreneur to billionaire, Sam Wyly

1,000 dollars and an idea : entrepreneur to billionaire, Sam Wyly

Label
1,000 dollars and an idea : entrepreneur to billionaire
Title
1,000 dollars and an idea
Title remainder
entrepreneur to billionaire
Statement of responsibility
Sam Wyly
Title variation
  • 1000 dollars and an idea
  • One thousand dollars and an idea
Title variation remainder
entrepreneur to billionaire
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Country boy makes good in this down-home tale of self-made multimillionaire Wyly. In his humble post-Depression Louisiana roots, Wyly learned his first business lessons from football strategy, his father's tiny newspaper business and his mother's bargaining skills. A lucky meeting propelled him to the University of Michigan's Business School and his first corporate job at IBM, where he had to work fast to keep from succumbing to culture shock as he discovered there ain't no Bubbas in Michigan. Energetic and restless, he soon left IBM for Honeywell and then created his own technology companies, rescuing failing businesses, founding Green Mountain Energy and devoting himself to environmentalism. Citing Sam Walton as a hero and Ross Perot as a personal friend, Wyly stresses the power and privilege of self-creation and speaks honestly about what he's learned: that failure is crucial to achieving success, independent thought is imperative, luck serendipitous and power useless unless it is wielded for good
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
266154
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wyly, Sam
Dewey number
  • 338/.04092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wyly, Sam
  • Businessmen
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Billionaires
Target audience
adult
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entrepreneur to billionaire
Label
1,000 dollars and an idea : entrepreneur to billionaire, Sam Wyly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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 do -- The crafty woman -- Maverick investor -- The good earth -- Surprise! -- The great crash of 2008 -- No money down -- Growth
Control code
13932522
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Expanded ed.
Extent
x, 293 pages
Isbn
9781557048646
Lccn
2008003175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0007606042
Label
1,000 dollars and an idea : entrepreneur to billionaire, Sam Wyly
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"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 do -- The crafty woman -- Maverick investor -- The good earth -- Surprise! -- The great crash of 2008 -- No money down -- Growth
Control code
13932522
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Expanded ed.
Extent
x, 293 pages
Isbn
9781557048646
Lccn
2008003175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)BK0007606042

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