Conversations with Papa Charlie: A Memory of Charles E. Smith [NOOK Book]

Overview

David Bruce Smith offers us this charming memory of his remarkable grandfather—a Russian Jew who immigrated to America in 1911 and built the Charles E. Smith real estate empire.

In these pages, you too will feel you are listening to stories about the amazing life of this kindly but business-savvy entrepreneur, and to gentle advice for succeeding in your own life.

"I was a ...
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Conversations with Papa Charlie: A Memory of Charles E. Smith

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Overview

David Bruce Smith offers us this charming memory of his remarkable grandfather—a Russian Jew who immigrated to America in 1911 and built the Charles E. Smith real estate empire.

In these pages, you too will feel you are listening to stories about the amazing life of this kindly but business-savvy entrepreneur, and to gentle advice for succeeding in your own life.

"I was a lucky grandson," writes David Bruce Smith. "Papa Charlie was kind and gentle, and his laughter could instantly dispel sadness. His eyes always sparkled with youth because he was ever-youthful and adventurous. But the most important thing he did for me was to constantly encourage me, even if I didn't always understand why."
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Every day, we hear names of business giants such as Bill Gates or John D. Rockefeller. But what we don't hear is the story of what makes or made these men who they were. How they lived. Who they loved. What inspired them.What they ate for breakfast.

Conversations With Papa Charlie gave me a real look behind the scenes at Charles E. Smith--one of the biggest names in real estate. I discovered who Charles E. Smith really was--his successes, his failures and lessons--not just for business
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012816061
  • Publisher: David Bruce Smith
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 835 KB

Meet the Author

David Bruce Smith has a bachelor's degree in American Literature from George Washington University, and a master's in journalism from New York University. During the past twenty years he has been a real estate executive, and the Editor-in-Chief/ Publisher of Crystal City Magazine. He is the author of nine books: In Many Arenas, 13 Young Men, Tennessee, Three Miles From Providence, Conversations with Papa Charlie, Afternoon Tea with Mom, Letters to My Children, Building the Community, and Continuum.
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