The Accidental Millionaire

How to Succeed in Life Without Really Trying
Author(s): Gary Fong
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2009
Product Number: EB00653096
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781935251873
Publisher: BenBella Books
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An entrepreneur's rags-to-riches story reveals that sometimes not knowing where you're going is the best way to get there . . . A first-generation Chinese-American, Gary Fong was raised in one of Los Angeles' least-desirable neighborhoods and was forced to deal—in his own quirky and often very funny way—with the burdens of poverty, crime, and his parents' relentless aspirations. Spotting a bumper sticker one day that read "Since I gave up hope, I feel much better," Gary promptly did just that. As a would-be slacker (who really, really didn't want to become a doctor), he somehow wound up revolutionizing wedding photography and inventing popular new equipment for photographers. At turns hilarious, insightful, and instructive, The Accidental Millionaire is a memoir that turns the traditional self-help principles upside down, rejecting the goal-oriented approaches and showing us how Gary Fong stopped trying—and started succeeding.