• You're Hired

  • How to Succeed in Business and Life
  • By: Bill Rancic
  • Narrated by: Bill Rancic
  • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-19-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (57 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Success means something different for everyone. For Bill Rancic, it meant taking the things he loved, like coming up with exciting ideas and never working a 9-to-5 job, and translating that into a profitable business. By the time he was thirty, he'd achieved every goal he set for himself by creating an online cigar company from scratch and then using those profits to begin a venture in real estate. Then an opportunity came by he just couldn't pass up, a competition to test his own personal drive and street smarts against a talented pool of professional salesmen, marketers, and MBAs, where the prize was working side by side with the master of the deal himself, Donald Trump.
Being on The Apprentice made Bill Rancic an overnight celebrity. But his winning strategies were developed long before that, and in You're Hired, he uses examples from his own life to prove that the secrets of success can be found within us all.
©2004 Bill Rancic (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"For a loquacious 'how-I-did-it', Rancic's book debut is surprisingly satisfying." (Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kade Dworkin on 11-01-05

A good listen missing that little bit extra

Having been a fan of "The Apprentice" and of business people's biographies and autobiographies I decided to give this book a listen. While sounding similar to Trump's _Art Of the Deal_ in tone and content Rancic's reading was easy to listen to and the lessons to learn are solid one's that any one can use a gentle reminder of. The stories told of the original businesses that Rancic started up are fast paced and lacked the description that I would have preferred. Rancic's descriptions of business instincts being something that can not be taught but simply one has or doesn't have has clear effects on the description of decisions made and the general writing of this book. This is a sharp contrast to Louis V. Gerstner's _Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?_ where one received a description of the thought process that went into major decisions like his decision to take the job and major changes to IBM's infrastructure. That stated Rancic does provide ample examples as to how he learned strategies which he used in the first season of "The Apprentice" like the renting of space on rigshaws and the preparation that he made prior going into the live finale's boardroom debate. Interesting points that in my mind showed that he was the right choice for the Trump Organization.

Overall Rancic provided an easy to listen to book with interesting points of business acumen. I personally believe that as Trump's second book showed more of the process rather than the history of past successes that Rancic should move in this general direction if he chooses to write again.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tak on 10-31-05

Road map for would be entrepreneurs

Rancic recounts how he succeeded in his cigar business in a step by step fashion that would be invaluable for any entrepreneur starting or already struggling with their small/medium size business.

Lots of books give you high level advice on which directions to go, but leaves you hanging at the end of the book without any specific actions that you can take to put the theories into practice. Rancic's book, however, gives you specific examples of what to do so you can apply them in your business tomorrow.

Highly recommended.

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