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Who Owns the Ice House?

Eight Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur
Narrated by: J. D. Jackson, Michael Beck
Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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In the late 1950s, Glen Allan, Mississippi, was a poor cotton community. For many, it was a time and place where opportunities were limited by social and legal constraints that were beyond their control. It was a time and place where few dared to dream.

Based on his own life experience, Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert has teamed up with entrepreneur thought leader Gary Schoeniger to create a powerful and compelling story that captures the essence of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.

Drawing on the entrepreneurial life lessons Taulbert learned from his uncle Cleve, Who Owns the Ice House? chronicles Taulbert’s journey from life in the Mississippi Delta at the height of legal segregation to being recognized by Time magazine as "one of our nation’s most outstanding emerging entrepreneurs". Who Owns the Ice House? reaches into the past to remind us of the timeless and universal principles that can empower anyone to succeed.

©2010 Gary G. Schoeniger, Clifton L. Taulbert (P)2019 Gary G. Schoeniger, Clifton L. Taulbert

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Makes you see life in a different light

Problems present great opportunities for people to be entrepreneurs and improve the world around them. This book really put things in perspective for me...i am sooooo grateful I came across it at age 35... s lot of what my Dad told me growing up is actually right (author similar age as my Dad). Well-written and can apply to any age group to help give people purpose in life without hurting other people (or being another sheep lol). Much love -JAMESJAMESJAMES

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This book needs taught in every High School

This book, placed in the hands of a young person experiencing multi-generational poverty, or just plain looking for direction period, has the power to change lives, both in rural and urban communities. It successfully packs some powerful lessons in personable, easily digestible form, without ever feeling like a dry business book or a fluffy self-help tome. It's maximum beneficial content at minimum runtime at a time when many books on entrepreneurship are light on actionable content but long in the tooth on page count (or in the case of Audible, runtime)

The story of Uncle Cleve is a lesson that fulfillment and success is possible even in the harshest of circumstances and environments, regardless of where you come from, what you look like, where you live, how much money you have in your pocket, etc. As poverty continues to increase all across rural America, this book provides anyone who might listen a way out. This book needs taught in every High School in America.

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Great Book!

The way Gary view's entrepreneurialism is facinating. He is on a mission to understand what drives an entreprenuer to thrive when their resources are constrained. He found a way to capture these personality strengths and turned them into fundamental building blocks to having an entreprenierial mindset. I love it and I recommend it to many of my friends and colleagues!