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1,000 dollars and an idea

building companies and a billion-dollar fortune

1st ed.

Published by Newmarket Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"My work is to create companies and build them," writes Sam Wyly in this candid, engrossing memoir, which reveals how he established and expanded companies on the leading edge of advancements in technology, energy, retail, and investments over the last forty-five years. A natural storyteller, Wyly relates the process, relationships, struggles, and strategies that have made him one of the 1,000 wealthiest people in the world. Part autobiography and part inspirational business guide, 1,000 Dollars and an Idea is full of refreshing insights and homespun life lessons about what it takes to create, grow, and build successful companies. - Jacket flap.

Table of 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
Go western, young man
Monopoly buster: Datran, or die trying
Before there was software, there was Don Thomson
Get the lead out
Bonanza
Taking my losses, looking forward
Sterling software
Money's not scarce
Never let your pocketbook tell you what you can do
Craftsy women
The good earth
Epilogue: things that matter.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Genre
Biography.
Other Titles
One thousand dollars and an idea :, Building companies and a billion-dollar fortune

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
338/.04092, B
Library of Congress
HC102.5.W95 W95 2008

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL16444983M
ISBN 13
9781557048035
LC Control Number
2008003175
OCLC/WorldCat
191697363
Library Thing
5525630
Goodreads
4621873
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