Ready, Fire, Aim: An Immigrant's Tales of Entrepreneurial Terror

Ready, Fire, Aim: An Immigrant's Tales of Entrepreneurial Terror

by Charles Ota Heller

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ISBN-13: 9781608081813
Publisher: Boutique of Quality Books
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Charles Ota Heller was born in Prague three years before the country was occupied by Germany. He is the author of the award-winning memoir, Prague: My Long Journey Home. Heller was the recipient of Maryland’s Entrepreneur of the Year award, Oklahoma State’s Lohmann Medal, and CUA’s Alumni Achievement Award. He was the youngest-ever tenured professor at the Naval Academy and the first Professor of Practice in the history of the University of Maryland. In 2015, he was inducted into the Oklahoma State University CEAT Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 It Can Happen Here 1

Chapter 2 Hidden Child 9

Chapter 3 Learning to Swim 17

Chapter 4 Race to Space 25

Chapter 5 Land of Pleasant Living 33

Chapter 6 It's a Boy! 41

Chapter 7 Anchors Aweigh! 53

Chapter 8 Bite of the Entrepreneurial Bug 67

Chapter 9 Ready, Fire, Aim! 73

Chapter 10 Focus-Pocus 85

Chapter 11 Decision Time 95

Chapter 12 Welcome to Our Conglomerate 99

Chapter 13 Entrepreneur Once More 111

Chapter 14 Rise, Betrayal, and Fall 121

Chapter 15 Shifting Gears 137

Chapter 16 From the Real World to Academia 145

Chapter 17 Time of My Life 155

Chapter 18 Ego Trip 173

Chapter 19 Bahamas Adventure 181

Chapter 20 Crossing to the Dark Side 185

Chapter 21 Masters of the Universe 195

Chapter 22 On Thin Ice 205

Chapter 23 Goodbye, Gabriel 213

Chapter 24 "Never Give Up!" 221

Chapter 25 Staying Relevant 229

Chapter 26 One More Time! 235

Chapter 27 Dreams 241

Author's Notes and Acknowledgments 253

About the Author 257

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