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Up, Up and Away
     

Up, Up and Away

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by Mr. Richard David Corbett
 

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Fighting the Good Fight

Have you ever had a problem and you just couldn't get it solved? When you feel like you're making a difference, do more roadblocks seem to be placed in your way? Do you believe that no matter what you do, someone is always trying to hinder your progress?

Well, you're not alone, and this book will make you appreciate that no matter how hard

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Fighting the Good Fight

Have you ever had a problem and you just couldn't get it solved? When you feel like you're making a difference, do more roadblocks seem to be placed in your way? Do you believe that no matter what you do, someone is always trying to hinder your progress?

Well, you're not alone, and this book will make you appreciate that no matter how hard you try, how much money you spend, and how many allies you have on your side, you may never exceed your goal due to the people who will do anything to prevent you from achieving your dreams.

This is a story of selfishness, greed, and corruption in a small California town that has had its share of negative press over the years. In his quest to own a flight school and fuel facility to help a local community, entrepreneur Richard Corbett endured the most frustrating situations. He did everything the city asked of him-including countless unreasonable items on top of an already lengthy process. The motto of the city and a select few who got in the way was: how long can Mr. Corbett last before he runs out of money?

This is a harrowing tale of someone trying to do right but continually butting up against multiple roadblocks that will make the reader cringe at every turn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615754178
Publisher:
Richard\Corbett
Publication date:
01/12/2013
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Meet the Author

Richard is currently living in Las Vegas, where he flies for a major airline and serves in the USAF Reserves as a pilot. He also owns several businesses and is involved in various charity organizations. He still enjoys consulting others in their entrepreneur ventures and is always looking for that next opportunity.

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Up, Up and Away 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Freeman_Writing More than 1 year ago
Up, Up, and Away is an interesting story about a man who wanted to participate in free enterprise, and worked hard to make his business dreams a reality, but what he got instead was simply un-American. Running up against blatant corruption holding hands with Modesto government (no surprises there), Richard Corbett did all that he could to play by the rules. Unfortunately for him, the rules only apply to those who don't already have city officials in their pockets.  I always enjoy a good read that applies to real life, and this book certainly qualifies. Mr. Corbett's experience is more than a little disheartening for those with aspiring business dreams, but more importantly, it is spreading the word about a corruption that should be stopped. Should the Modesto Airport be allowed to be in collusion with their favorite private enterprise? Should they be allowed to support and abed a local monopoly, preventing it from having to face a little competition? Apparently, they think that they should. Personally, I know better - and I hope that everyone with the slightest interest in this type of story gives this book a good long read and decides to help spread the word about this injustice. With enough exposure, something has to give.  There were a couple of drawbacks to point out, despite the fa great story told and the fact that it really needs to be read by everyone, was that there were a couple of minor things that I will point out. The narrative does skip around a bit, which makes the story a little hard to follow every now and then, but by continuing to read the problems tend to resolve themselves. I also would have loved more narrative and dialogue to have been included, even if a disclaimer had to be added that the dialogues were only approximations since no one can perfectly recall every conversation that they've ever had.  All in all, I was glad to read this story, and I really hope that Mr. Corbett gets true justice in the end. I also really hope that the Modesto officials involved in this corruption get what they deserve as well - which can pretty much be summed up by a swift kick in the behind, along with the so-called private company hiding in their shadow. Thanks for a good read! I'm looking forward to the sequel, covering the just desserts of all parties involved. Four stars!