Only the Crazy and Fearless Win BIG!: The Surprising Secrets to Success in Business and in Life [NOOK Book]

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Following the pack and doing what you are told may get you a job and even a promotion, but it won’t lead to real success. Entrepreneur Arthur Wylie shares a little secret that few books discuss – to win big you have to be fearless and, sometimes, even a little crazy.

Arthur Wylie has walked the walk. He made his first million by 26 and conquered the worlds of finance, real estate, and entertainment with more than $50 million in deals brokered...
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Only the Crazy and Fearless Win BIG!: The Surprising Secrets to Success in Business and in Life

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Overview


Following the pack and doing what you are told may get you a job and even a promotion, but it won’t lead to real success. Entrepreneur Arthur Wylie shares a little secret that few books discuss – to win big you have to be fearless and, sometimes, even a little crazy.

Arthur Wylie has walked the walk. He made his first million by 26 and conquered the worlds of finance, real estate, and entertainment with more than $50 million in deals brokered and almost half a billion in assets and transactions under management. His latest venture? Bringing Hollywood to Michigan's potential new billion-dollar film empire.

In “Only the Crazy and Fearless Win BIG!”, Wylie shares—frankly and with no-holds barred—his surprising secrets and true examples of the world’s greatest leaders’ success stories. One thing they all have in common: These triumphs took bold moves and risks that led to victory, fame and respect.

Through Wylie’s experience and guidance, learn how to develop a vision for your business, a plan of attack and how to execute the achievable through marketing, networking and dealing with the unexpected. In each chapter, real-life stories that span across every industry and profession—and even examples from history, politics and entertainment—will show entrepreneurs how to make their own pursuits epic.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Multi-millionaire entrepreneur Wylie has set out to teach others his secrets. Mixing personal experience with other notable success stories (like those of Sean "Diddy" Combs and Henry Ford), he makes many excellent points about personal brand development, risk-taking, and the importance of an entrepreneur's willingness to make choices that run counter to conventional beliefs-they must be ready to fail, to implement their plans with precise timing, and above all, to continue to develop their passion daily to procure personal fulfillment and reap financial rewards. Despite Wylie's skill as an engaging writer, his familiar advice adds nothing new to the wealth of business related books-most of his guidance can be found proffered in a dozen other places. Readers may enjoy having some of this information all in one place, but those familiar with books on entrepreneurism can fearlessly pass on this one.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935618850
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 851,697
  • File size: 382 KB

Meet the Author


Currently the Arthur Wylie brand is one of the hottest celebrity-entrepreneur brands in the country. His ventures started out of his dorm room, and he received millionaire status by 26. Wylie is the founder and CEO of Arthur Wylie Enterprises brand, which has overseen $775 million in assets, transactions, insurance, intellectual properties and real estate over the past 11 years. Wylie has a bachelor's degree in financial management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has been a licensed securities principal for some of the top investment companies in the world. Currently an executive of Global Renaissance Entertainment Group and Arthur Wylie Enterprises, his duties range from capital raising, film production oversight, distribution and marketing.

Wylie recently launched the Arthur Wylie Foundation to help develop the next wave of young aspiring entrepreneurs in the film business. Visit arthurwylie.com.

Brian Nicol is an award-winning writer, editor, and publisher. He is the former editor of Honolulu, the city and regional magazine of Hawaii. He has also served as editorial director of Aster Publishing Corp. and CEO of Home & Away Publishing, a AAA-owned media company that produces travel magazines with a combined circulation of more than 5.5 million.
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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Setting the Stage 1

Vision 3

Planning 4

Execution 5

Marketing 6

Networking 8

Dealing with the Unknown 11

2 The Element of Surprise 13

An End Around 14

Half Off 19

On the Ropes 25

My Take 29

3 Brand Names 35

Like a Virgin 36

Court of Public Opinion 40

Reinventing the Wheeler 44

My Take 49

4 Against Type 59

In from the Cold 60

Charity Write-off 64

A Woman's Place 68

My Take 73

5 The Right Thing 79

Per Diem 80

Truth or Consequences 84

Sweating the Small Stuff 88

My Take 92

6 Thinking Big 99

Ultimate Train Set 100

Face Time 103

A Leap of Faith 109

The Original Greeter 112

My Take 117

7 By Design 129

His Own Devices 130

Brick and Mortar 140

Multidimensional Man 144

My Take 147

8 Swingandamiss 153

Gull Doors 154

Circumnavigator 155

Merging Traffic 157

Changing the Formula 160

My Take 163

9 . Personal Passion 175

CEO Coach 176

Shaping Up 179

Mirror Image 183

My Take 186

10 Your Turn, Your Steps, Your Future 193

The Vision Builder 194

Power Planning 197

Learning Tool for Execution 199

Learning Tool for Marketing and Networking 203

Learning Tool for Dealing with the Unknown 207

The Crazy and Fearless Persona Builder 208

11 Well Said 211

Postscript 215

Acknowledgments 221

About the Authors 223

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