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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
Well worth the money, time and experience
posted by MLCurtis on August 21, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.
title should be: "How my Mom hooked up with a Rich Guy and helped me"
The bad: 99% of his su...
The bad: 99% of his success was due to his Mom hooking up with a rich guy. Real Dad was an executive and also an over-extended meth head. His Mom only left after things got so bad that the authorities got involved and they move from a nice neighborhood to the bad part of the town.
While in a bad part of the town Ryan became "gangster" (in quotes as it didn't seem like real gangland more like suburban gangland) and was incarcerated twice meaning he actually crossed the line and may even have hurt people. Luckily for Ryan he was never tried as an adult and his juvenile records are sealed.
A few years later Mom hooks up with a wealthy guy while she was working at the local deli who opens up a lot of doors for young Ryan. The book implied he pulled himself out of the "gang life", but it was all the result of his step-dad who saved Ryan's family. Good thing his mom looked like Farrah Fawcett ( Ryan's description )
The rest of the book is your basic popular biz/self-help schlock that you find in the Multi-Level-Marketing industry (Ryan's company, Amway, Shaklee, Mary Kay, etc..) where employees/distributors are also customers.
The real hero in the book is his wonderful stepfather. It is a lot easier to make it in life when you have the support and encouragement of a wealthy, well connected, stepfather holding you by the hand.
To his credit, Ryan listened to his stepfather and followed through. But, without his stepfather, it is likely Ryan would have remained a petty criminal and been eaten up by the streets.
I was very disappointed and regret this purchase.
posted by bob-oAB on August 15, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 15, 2013
I am in the middle on this book, its not a 5 star as many have s
I am in the middle on this book, its not a 5 star as many have said (I think they must be friends or associates) of Mr Blair at the same time I don't think it was a total worthless read. I picked up a few books the last month or so including this one and The Millionaire Dropout by Vince Stanzione and I preferred the information in The Millionaire Dropout much more as it gave actually business ideas and tools I could use, With nothingtolose I was not sure what it was giving me other than an inspirational story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 21, 2012
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