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I bought this book in a batch purchase of business books. I was looking for inspirations & ideas. To be honest, I got sucked in by the title, thinking it was a business book. Its a biography.
Overall, there were some small learning moments for me, but most of my experience with this book felt like a man politely boasting of his very successful career.
At first, I was discouraged by the amount of biography over business ideas. However, when I did a little homework on the book, I realized it was more of a bio so I adjusted my expectations. Then the book teased me with business "nuggets" admidst all of the stories. I say "teased" because a chapter will start off by telling a story that feels like a backdrop for a good business lesson. However, instead of pointing out how his struggles & successes can apply to you and me, the chapter would just end with an, "...and that's how I was successful with that business."
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I found this book gave amazing insight into not only the life and times of Sam Wyly, but also into the very spirit of entrepreneurial America.
The narrator, with this southern drawl makes it even more powerful. I really felt like I was sitting on Sam's porch listening to him recount his life.
Sam's life itself is amazing in how many major events it touches on in American history, computer history, and in his change from starting out to confident billionaire.
This is a book that I have been talking to my friends about and pondering for over a week now. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the topics of business and technology.
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