• Opportunity Knocks

  • How Hard Work, Community, and Business Can Improve Lives and End Poverty
  • By: Senator Tim Scott
  • Narrated by: Senator Tim Scott
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (131 ratings)

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By: Senator Tim Scott
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In this memoir about overcoming adversity in America, the US Senator responsible for creating "opportunity zones" explains how hard work and community growth can drive businesses and end poverty.

Senator Tim Scott knows adversity. As the son of a single mother from North Charleston, South Carolina, he struggled to get through school and had his dreams of a college football career shattered by a car wreck. But thanks to his mother and a few mentors along the way, he learned that "failure isn't failure unless you quit." He also learned that it's hard work and perseverance, not a government handout, that will get you ahead in life.

Today, Senator Scott is the only Black Republican in the Senate, and he believes that investment and commerce are the best ways to rebuild our most impoverished communities. This is the idea behind his signature piece of legislation, the "opportunity zones" program, which President Trump has strongly endorsed. The program provides tax incentives for businesses that invest in low-income urban areas, seeking to replace things like welfare and government assistance.

In Opportunity Knocks, Senator Scott will tell his life story with a focus on adversity and opportunity. He will teach listeners about the principles of hard work and hope while addressing the dangers of veering too far toward socialist policies. The book will also not shy away from discussions of racism and racial inequality in the United States and will recount some of Senator Scott's own brushes with racism as well as the many discussions he's had with people who want to help, including President Trump.

©2020 Senator Tim Scott (P)2020 Center Street

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Inspiring

I am hopeful Tim will be a US president someday. He has such integrity and love for our nation. He is articulate and thoughtful. I highly recommend this book.

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Great book by a great man!

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in politics regardless of your political views. It provided me with much needed optimism that there are great people in our government that are working to do the best for the American people. I believe Opportunity Zones will go down as one of the most beneficial pieces of legislation put into law for low-income communities. I am grateful for Tim Scott and trust he will continue to do great things for this country throughout his lifetime.

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Excellent Story

Politics aside I think this books was a good story. Even though I don’t agree with some of his political points. I can see from listening to this book that he has intentions of making our today and future even better.

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Tim Scott 2024

Tim Scott inspires me to be a better person threw my faith. Shouldn't that be our purpose in life ... to challenge ourselves and others to be better.

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Excellent!

This book is a great read with a good view on where our politics is today and an optimistic plan for how we can make improvements in our culture.

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Excellent.

ot a victim, a victor.

Two days of listening. I did laundry, cooked two meals, and sorted the kitchen pantry, I cleaned out drawers, lemon oiled my cabinets and furniture.
All the while listening to Senator Tim Scott.
Everyone should read his book or listen on audible.
He waded through the media hype, he calls out both parties and lifts up certain members of each party for fairness.
His life is exceptional and yet ordinary.

“I'm an ordinary guy serving an extraordinary God - and that makes the difference.”

“Certainly I feel like I'm the tip of the arrow at times because certainly the national media wants to talk about the fact that I'm a black Republican and some people think of that as zany that a black person would be a conservative but to me what is zany is any person black, white, red, brown or yellow not being a conservative.”


“I think one of the most threatening places to be in politics is a black conservative because there are so many liberals who want to continue to reinforce a stereotype that doesn't exist about America.”

Senator Tim Scott, President 2024

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Humanity First

Anyone who cares about moving humanity forward should read this book. Opportunity Zones and many of Tim Scott's other strategies move Humanity forward.

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A Wonderful Opportunity

Senator Tim Scott shared the background and development of our Nation's, ever growing, Opportunity Zones. Thank you for holding true to core American values and supporting the citizens of your great state , all 50 states, now and for future generations. I love your 2030 vision. #GodBlessAmerica

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Tim Scott is a great American

Everyone should listen to this book. Senator Scott's story is amazing- from where he started, where he is today and where he is going. This man is making change happen.

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Amazing

what an incredible insight into both Senator Scott's personal history and foundations for his legislative actions!

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