1,000 Dollar and an Idea

CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: BL874
Released: Sep 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781423366508
Narrator/s: Phil Gigante
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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In this candid and engrossing memoir, Wyly reveals how he established and expanded companies on the leading edge of advancements in technology, energy, retail, and investments over the last 45 years. Wyly shares the process, relationships, struggles, and strategies that have made him one of the 1,000 wealthiest people in the world.

Professional reviews

"This rags-to-riches memoir recounts the business life of Sam Wyly as he made his way from IBM salesman in the early 1960s to the owner of Sterling Software and Michael's stores, as well as a chain of restaurants, among other companies. Along the way, Wyly tells of his investment strategies, his business partners, his successes, and his failures. Phil Gigante reads this business story with a steady voice that lulls listeners instead of exciting them. In addition to the occasional odd pronunciation, Gigante's voice is barely modulated, and he fails to engage emotionally. Nonetheless, this title offers an interesting view of how to invest in your business, making it grow while weathering an ever-changing economy. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"