Former star of the classic TV series M*A*S*H, Wayne Rogers has, over the past four decades, become an enormously successful entrepreneur and businessman - and in Make Your Own Rules he shows you how to retain your own identity and reap tremendous rewards in your career and business while doing so.
Using fascinating examples from his wide array of experiences - all of which involved leaping into situations where he lacked the traditional background in a particular field - Rogers presents a clarion call to the creative-minded person who isn’t quite sure how to apply that creativity to the world of business. How do you make your way in the business world without becoming a robot? What are the secrets to distinguishing yourself and finding out-of-the-box solutions?
Make Your Own Rules encourages you to see things from a fresh perspective, color outside the lines, and avoid becoming a slave to convention. Whether you’re trying to move up the ranks, make a career transition, or develop your own business, the advice in this audiobook will help you realize your full potential.
©2011 Wayne Rogers and Josh Young (P)2012 Gildan Media Corp
“I’ve watched Wayne Rogers enjoy the excitement, adventure, and bliss of acting. He’s brought that same joy to a lifetime of adventure in the world of business, and the way he combines creativity in investment with a passion for being of service to the customer is inspiring. His book will make you richer in more ways than one.” (Alan Alda)
"When I first had Wayne Rogers on my show years back, people would say, ‘what does an actor know about money?’ Then they’d listen and remember his picks. Pretty soon, they would follow up: ‘You need more actors.’ That’s the thing about Wayne, he gets it. He’s no act. He’s the real deal, and this book? Pretty good deal. Darn good deal.” (Neil Cavuto, anchor, Fox News and Fox Business)
I glossed over this a few times in my wish list as I didn't want to hear an actor stumble around dishing business advise although I really like the title of the book. I gave in and bought it and it was good. I didnt know Rogers was such a varied and accomplished business success. That was a very pleasant surprise and the material was helpful.
This book had plenty of decent content. There are numerous stories and scenarios that help explain the success of Wayne Rogers. All are very interesting and entertaining. It was fantastic listening to how one of my favorite M*A*S*H actors found success off stage. He started investing young and was able to learn many valuable lessons that are not taught in Business School to become the mogul he is today. There are also several tid-bits of information that outline his pattern for success which the common investor might find beneficial.
Near the end of the book it seemed he got a little hung up on complaining about the banking system and the failing government and why it was hurting (his) and small business. It was a little distracting but I can see how he was trying to make a point about corporate finance.
Overall the book was decent. It was just long enough to give you some insight without boring you with countless theories and business derived anecdotes yet short enough to read again without dreading it. It is worth the time (slightly over 5 hours) and will more than likely allow you to walk away with something more than what you already knew about creating personal wealth.
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