Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business

Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business

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by Gene Simmons
     
 

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The quintessential self-made man, master of brand identity, New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning executive—KISS's Gene Simmons—shares his manifesto for business success.

KISS did not become one of the most successful rock bands in history by accident. Long before he first took the stage, Gene Simmons had a clear-cut operating

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The quintessential self-made man, master of brand identity, New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning executive—KISS's Gene Simmons—shares his manifesto for business success.

KISS did not become one of the most successful rock bands in history by accident. Long before he first took the stage, Gene Simmons had a clear-cut operating plan for the business. Over the past forty years, KISS has sold more than 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide and manages 5,000 licensed merchandise items—from comic books and coffins to action figures and video games. The band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2014 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In addition to KISS, Simmons's lucrative ventures include two hit reality shows, a professional sports team, a restaurant chain, and a record label. A recipient of the Forbes Lifetime Achievement Award, this brilliant executive runs all of his businesses on his own—no personal assistant, few handlers, and as little red tape as possible.

In Me, Inc., Simmons gives aspiring entrepreneurs the critical tools they need to succeed. He discusses how to build a solid business strategy, harness the countless tools available in the digital age, educate yourself, and be the architect for the business entity that is you. Inspired by The Art of War, Me, Inc. is organized around thirteen specific, easy-to-understand principles for success—"The Art of More"—drawn from Simmons's own triumphs and failures. From finding the confidence necessary to get started, to surrounding yourself with the right people, to knowing when to pull the plug and when to double-down, these principles can help you attain the freedom and wealth of your dreams.

Editorial Reviews

-John Varvatos
“The hard-learned wisdom laid out here is a road map for success that anyone can benefit from.”
Wall Street Journal
“You literally can turn to any page, pick a random sentence and likely find potent words of wisdom.”
Parade
“Underneath Kiss bassist Gene Simmons’s makeup is a shrewd businessman. In this advice book, he doles out tips for entrepreneurs and anyone who wants to get ahead.”
Fortune
“The only time it’s acceptable to take advice from someone in Kabuki makeup and a metal plated codpiece is when he’s sold more than 20 million albums and has 10 platinum records. And let’s not get started on the thousands of Kiss licensing deals Simmons helped bring to the band.”
John Varvatos
“The hard-learned wisdom laid out here is a road map for success that anyone can benefit from.”
Men’s Health
“Why should we do what Simmons says? Well, for starters, Simmons-a notorious rock star, raconteur, and business maven-has a global cultural recognition just a few pegs below Mickey Mouse, Coca-Cola, and Superman.”
New York Post
“Brutally honest business advice . . . Simmons . . . distills 40 years of leading the global-phenomenon rock band, which has franchised into a billion pieces of merchandise, including everything from comic books to a coffee shop.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062322616
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/21/2014
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
284,281
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Known as rock's ultimate showmen, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons founded the hard rock supergroup KISS in the early 1970s. Since then, KISS has sold more than eighty million albums and performed more than two thousand shows around the world, and is still touring today.

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Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
AnnaJCampbell More than 1 year ago
This book has helped me to release all anxiety of public opinion and focus on facts and productivity. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, easy to read, get's you on track to start making positive changes in how you go about your work ethic.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book is definitely named appropriately. It didn't help me or my sister or my book club. The book was sort of entertaining and all about how great gene simmons is and how he's better than the rest of us and all other rock bands, ever. Thats pretty much all i got out of it. No structure just story telling. No concrete steps just ideas. I really like him and and his wife. Detroit Rock city is a hilariously under rated movie. This book just fell short for me. Good luck!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Awesome! A Rocker with SUBSTANCE, a work ethic and from humble and tragic beginnings. No one has handed this man ANYTHING !
Anonymous 10 months ago
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of content in this book. Better than many of the books by the captains of industry.
CJ Blaesing More than 1 year ago
Gene Simmons teaches us all how to educate ourselves, to become the architect and rockstar we were all created to be; in business and life. Gene lights the way with his own unexpected story, providing the confidence necessary to get started crafting our own success stories. Real life wisdom and advice on the importance of surrounding ourselves with the right people who can help us advance and grow. Principles that can help anyone attain true freedom and the wealth of your dreams.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago