Smart Partners: Building Successful Relationships in Business and Life

Smart Partners: Building Successful Relationships in Business and Life

by Jim Burba, Bob Hayes


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ISBN-13: 9781590793756
Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,043,083
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jim Burba and Bob Hayes have been successful life partners for more than 25 years and business partners for more than 15 years. Co-founders of Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the couple develops and produces the world’s most prominent conferences for the hotel investment community. BHN was founded on the principle of sharing success, and its events have generated more than US $14 million for scholarships, education and social services organizations.

In 2013, the duo formed Burba Hayes LLC, an entertainment production company. Their first film “Space Station 76,” debuted in 2014 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas and was the closing gala film at Outfest 2014 in Los Angeles. In the works are a Broadway musical, more films, and a reality TV show.

Jim Burba is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), and the Industry Real Estate Advisory Council (IREFAC). In 2007, then California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Burba to a second term on the California Travel & Tourism Commission. He received an MBA in business and marketing from UCLA, and his BA in from the School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University.

Bob Hayes is a political science graduate of California State University Fullerton, he is a past instructor for UCLA Extension in real estate investment, an award winning real estate sales professional, an entrepreneur, and an avid history buff.

Together, Burba and Hayes have contributed their expertise in articles for HOTELS’ Investment Outlook, Travel Weekly,,, and Successful Meetings.. They are contributors and editorial board members for California Meetings and Events magazine.

For three years running, Burba and Hayes have been named by Out Magazine as one of the “20 Power Couples to Know,” with such luminaries and their life partners as clothing designer Tom Ford, singer Sir Elton John, and talk show host Ellen De Generes.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 Do You, or Don't You? 7

2 "We" Always Starts with "Me" 23

3 Pick a Perfect Partner 39

4 DGIA (Don't Give it Away) 55

5 Create Your Partnership Playbook 69

6 Go All In 87

7 Think Big, Start Small, and Plan for Success 103

8 Play It Straight, Even When it's Tough 117

9 A Little More Facetime, a Little Less Facebook 133

10 Give Back-And Share the Success 149

11 Don't Slip Off the Balance Beam 161

12 Change the Sheets 177

13 Communicate, Negotiate, Capitulate 197

Epilogue: The Greatest Celebration of All 215

Notes 219

About the Authors 221

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Amys_Bookshelf_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Partnership that works This is a book that is written from experience. The partnership between the authors is not just in writing this book, but in business. Together they share secrets for keeping a long-lasting partnership. It's the book to read for those that want to start a partnership or want to try to maintain a current one. I found that some of the ideas and experiences in the book can work in other partnerships as well, not just business.