In Shark Tales, Barbara shares her hilarious stories about growing up, getting into trouble, failing miserably, and then starting over again. In each chapter, she comes back to one of her mom's unconventional lessons, and how it applies in the real world of business. Whatever your calling, the homespun lessons that work for Barbara will help you use what you've got to create success in your life. Whether you're just starting out, fighting your way up the career ladder, or re-entering the workforce, Shark Tales is an owner's manual to your most valuable asset.
Growing up, author Barbara Corcoran shared one floor in a three-family house in New Jersey with her parents and nine brothers and sisters. She had few luxuries, but she was blessed with a mother who taught her to have self-confidence. Barbara's mom didn't know much about business, but she understood how the world works and how to make the most of what you've got. After failing at 22 other jobs, Barbara borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real-estate office in New York City. Today, with over $2 billion in revenues, The Corcoran Group in New York's premier real-estate company, and Barbara is richer than her wildest dreams.
"Part memoir, part rough guide to business and 100 percent in-your-face glee." (Working Mother)
"A practical, funny compendium of advice that should stick with any reader." (USA Today)
"I love this book." (Judge Judy)
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Yes - it was well written, entertaining and informative
I enjoy Barbara Corcoran and all that she has achieved in her career.
I think readers should be aware that Barbara Corcoran's prior two books "Use What You've Got" and "If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons On Your Pigtails: And Other Lessons I Learned From My Mom" are an exact repeat of the first half of Shark Tales! Buyer Beware!
One Good Point Made It Worth The Purchase
No. There's a lot of story telling in this book. I was hoping for something that didn't have so much fluff .
No. I didn't like the long drawn out stories, boring. I like condensed information that gets to the point.
I think it was nice to have the author of the book narrate it. However, her style at times reminded me of listening to a children's story.
No. Nothing really jumped out at me.
For me the book was worth the purchase, even though I didn't give it a high rating. Why would I say that? Well, I realized one thing while listening to her, the importance of building a team. Barbra mentioned that she had one thousand brokers working for her company. I get it, it takes duplicating yourself as much as possible sometimes to really make a lot of money.
Honestly, that's all I got from this book.
- Elartica "INT"