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The Peebles Principles | [R. Donahue Peebles]

The Peebles Principles

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. Today, with a net worth of more than a quarter-billion dollars, he commands a real-estate empire. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Tales and Tactics From an Entrepreneur's Life of Winning Deals, Succeedinng in Business, and Creating a Fortune from Scratch

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:

  • Make your money going into the deal
  • Control of the deal is more important than cash
  • Being lucky means being ready
  • If the key doesn't fit, change the lock
  • Be a bulldog on details
  • Listen to your first instinct
  • Respond quickly to attacks
  • Find out what the other side really wants and give it to them
  • Turn vinegar into wine; setbacks are opportunities in disguise
  • Seeing value is everything
  • Be the last man standing

    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.

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      "great commercial real estate book!"
      Would you consider the audio edition of The Peebles Principles to be better than the print version?

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      breaking down the politics and details of each commercial real estate transaction


      Which character – as performed by Dion Graham and R. Donahue Peebles – was your favorite?

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      Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      the political relationships Donahue formulated in Washington dc, san fran, & Miami were very very interesting and helpful in furthering my investing career


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      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.

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      Jari Tampere, Finland 02-07-12
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      "Lost of bragging not much content."
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      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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