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Publisher's Summary

“National Best-seller—New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Wall Street Journal
The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of four in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn’t quite work out as planned. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.
Now a #1 New York Times bestselling book, Capital Gaines offers readers a ringside seat as Chip relives some of his craziest antics and the lessons learned along the way. His mentors taught him to never give up and his family showed him what it meant to always have a positive attitude despite your circumstances. Throw in a natural daredevil personality and a willingness to do (or eat!) just about anything, and you have the life and daily activity of Chip Gaines.
Capital Gaines is the perfect book for anyone looking to succeed not only in business but more importantly in life.
©2017 Chip Gaines (P)2017 Thomas Nelson Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mavwreck75 on 10-23-17

Bootstrap Success from a Serial Doer

I am, at best, mildly successful and see glimpses of myself in Chips personal story. One of my biggest takeaways is the crucial need to be a doer. As he describes executing an idea, or half an idea, I can feel myself mentally & emotionally pulling up the reins. Using Chips example I am making a challenge to myself to become a doer. Not a reckless Jesus Take The Wheel and hope for the best doer but a calculated doer that commits to a course of action and follows thru.
Thx for sharing your story & leading by example.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Brett Ritchison on 10-17-17

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Just finished this book and I feel inspired to tackle my goals and dive in to my first business. Chips story is inspiring, easy to listen to, and very educational on small business.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Elodie on 04-23-18

Loved it

Loved the book from the beginning to the end, the best! Very inspiring, even made me cry

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joe Burton on 04-09-18

Find me someone who doesn't like Chip Gaines!

If you could sum up Capital Gaines in three words, what would they be?

Thought-provoking, entertaining and touching.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well this book is a more or less an autobiography, so that doesn't apply. Well if you really push me, i'd say Chip.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

He's not done many a part from parts in the Magnolia book, but he's got a great voice.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I'll be back! Does not apply, would be a strange film.

Any additional comments?

Could easily do this in one sitting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-11-18

captivating storyteller

highly reccomend! really enjoyed this uplifting piece of work. this book is proof that almost everything Chip touches turns to gold......ALMOST everything! :)

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1 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-08-18

terrible

talks about his life way to much and not enough about his business "entrepreneurship." yuk

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