The Peebles Principles

Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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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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    Eyes Wide Open

    Thank for such insightful knowledge. Spoke volumes that I will surely put into practice. Better than a college degree.

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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?

    Dion

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    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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    Buy it today!

    Excellent!!! A must for any real estate investor. A friend recommended it to me and I am forever grateful.

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    Very impressed

    I was very impressed with this Book. It was filled with stories and each chapter is wrapped up with lessons and principles that can be applied . Great job! Stirred something in me!

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    Great overview of development

    The stories told and deals analyzed brought to life Mr. peebles meteoric real estate career. I look forward to implementing these principles.

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    great book, learned alot, alot of knowledge.

    great book. loved it, I've listened to it twice. The knowledge it provides is priceless, and closely listen to it and apply what you've learn to your trade.

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    Great book Great Stories Great Developer

    Thanks for writing this book Mr. Peebles. I really enjoyed it. As a real estate investor in small apartments I was impressed by your accomplishments. The best thing is you made me feel like I can do it. That I can move to the next level of my career, development. Your tips were real not fluff. Thank you. The stories were great and down to earth. My wife and I enjoyed them.

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    Good book with great principles.

    Good book with great principles and a good understanding of Peebles principles and how to implement.

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    Pebbles drops pearls of wisdom.

    Grateful! I enjoyed every chapter, especially the summaries at the end. Very practical entrepreneurial insight. #MyMenor

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    Excellent read for entrepreneurs!

    Purchase this book immediately! The ROI that your business will receive is tremendous! The principles are game changers!

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