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Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business | [Barbara Corcoran, Bruce Littlefield]

Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Barbara Corcoran (P)2011 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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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    Tyler Orem, UT, United States 03-01-13
    Tyler Orem, UT, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about Shark Tales?

    It is in a story format, which I really liked. Very entertaining and informative.


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    DA Alexandria, VA, United States 01-20-13
    DA Alexandria, VA, United States 01-20-13
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    If you could sum up Shark Tales in three words, what would they be?

    Barbara is funny quirky and inspiring.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that she told it and the way the book was laid out.


    What about Barbara Corcoran’s performance did you like?

    Her passion while telling the story.


    What did you learn from Shark Tales that you would use in your daily life?

    Take a chance. Follow my dreams.


    Any additional comments?

    An amazing & quick listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie BOCA RATON, FL, United States 11-29-12
    Natalie BOCA RATON, FL, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    Great book, engaging author, easy listen. I enjoyed this book a lot and would highly recommend.

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    Kathy Oak Lawn, IL, United States 07-20-12
    Kathy Oak Lawn, IL, United States 07-20-12 Member Since 2009
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - it was well written, entertaining and informative


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I enjoy Barbara Corcoran and all that she has achieved in her career.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Natasha tempe, AZ, United States 08-08-11
    Natasha tempe, AZ, United States 08-08-11
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    finally a book about a woman going from nothing to a billion dollar co. shes funny, KIND! and a great example! WOW! her story is amazing...

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