At the tender age of 19, Donahue Peebles entered the business jungle with no resources beyond his native smarts, a decent education, and a powerful drive to succeed. Seven years later he became a multimillionaire. Today, with a net worth of more than a quarter-billion dollars, he commands a real-estate empire.
How did this determined young entrepreneur achieve such spectacular success so quickly? Can others learn his secrets and emulate his accomplishments? Can you?
Part The Art of the Deal and part Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun, The Peebles Principles distills the lessons Mr. Peebles has learned on his journey from congressional page to CEO of the largest black-owned real-estate development firm in the nation. These crisp, straightforward principles can help any motivated entrepreneur go from dirt poor to filthy rich in a hurry.
Some lessons are motivational and inspirational; many are hardball business how-to's that apply in any industry and any type of transaction. Key Peebles Principles include:
Colorful and detailed behind-the-scenes accounts of each transaction provide a real-world business context for each principle and show you how to apply them in practice.
©2007 R. Donahue Peebles; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
breaking down the politics and details of each commercial real estate transaction
the political relationships Donahue formulated in Washington dc, san fran, & Miami were very very interesting and helpful in furthering my investing career
if you invest in commercial real estate, buy this book, its candid and extremely helpful in formulating a strategy to acquire bigger and better properties.
I would rank this book within the top 10 books that I have listened to on Audible.
One of the biggest takeaways that I found in this book was, look for the opportunities in the setbacks. I loved that he challenged himself to find the deal inside the deal that was falling apart in each transaction. As you listen to this book, you'll understand what I am saying.
No. I listened to this book while commuting. So it took me a couple of days. I have a 30-45mins in the morning while driving. So I listend to it then.
Joe Fresh, an Insurance Consultant with Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Great story line, the principles have given me a strong road map to get my business moving. Mr. Peerless gives us an honest look at business and politics and how to side step the red tape.
The anticipation built up deal after deal, and I love the fact thats its not all rainbows and sunshine. The details, timelines and real names are more precise than I have ever heard in any book
The beginning is kinda interesting, but it kinda gets down from there. Mainly bragging by numbers, some nice bits of information here and there.
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