Truly Original

Truly Original

by Truly Nolen

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How do you start a small business with little or no money and build it into a 72 million dollar business? How do you overcome the horrible affliction of polio and survive in an iron lung? Truly Nolen did this and tells you how he did it in this absorbing and revealing autobiography. TRULY NOLEN  is a giant among men.
His memoir is a legend of
POLIO confined him to an iron lung
from which there was no escape.
They told him he would
He not only walks, but he
takes great pleasure in
His ideas of growing a business
didn’t match his father’s style
so he traveled 3,000 miles West
and started his own business,
which is now one of the largest
privately owned pest control companies
with franchises
George Bernard Shaw once said,
“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, they make them.”
And that is exactly the story that unfolds in this most interesting, well-written, exciting and easy to read book.
…….and like Dwight D. Eisenhower,
is saving that rocking chair for the day when he feels as old as he really is.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014370660
Publisher: Collage Books Inc.
Publication date: 04/25/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 310
File size: 8 MB

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Truly Original 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never say 'no' to a customer. Rather, give them better options! An entrepreneur, adventurer giving opportunity to shine the light of awareness into the dark shadows of our imagination, incouraging young adults to continue their founders revolutionary approach towards business development and the belief in continuous evolving role in future business models. Mr Nolen's impressive quality in his willingness to mentor others and help them achieve their dreams follows his passion for life as he sailed from Miami to Baltimore at the age of 16 to his experience- the iron lung with the bout of polio. Heralding change of fortune, from hard times using them as learning experiences lays out his success for today and the future. I'm expecially found of Mr. Nolen's 'Trulyism' - What you know the most about is what will interest you the most and in turn will lead to happiness in work and success as defined by each person.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book! I read lots of business books and biographies. This is a great read. Well-written and fast-paced, this book reads well. Truly Nolen is such an original. He has led an extraordinary life and built a great business. This book tells it all in a highly entertaining way. You won't be disappoinbted!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an entrepreneur who began with an idea and built the largest company of its kind I truly identified with this book. I shared many of Truly's experiences and believe that this book can make a significant difference in the lives of those interested in building a unique and successful company...More importantly, Truly's commitment to a set of value's is a wonderful model for those who want to know the characteristics of a process necessary to being a successful entrepreneur. This is a must read for those who say I wish I could start my own company...better than an advanced business degree.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a single mother, I feel this is a very inspiring narration on all the wonderful dreams of a wish for success come true. Through many escapades (and incredible hardships)Truly Nolan shows how an adventurous young man conquered his family restraints, major health issues, and used simple logic, persistance, and hard work to succeed! I would suggest all schools at the high school level make this part of their English and reading program. It is motivational in a fun and warm way. 'Truly Original' lives up to its name by showing how a young man uses his own ideas on how to build and grow a business that is incredibly successful. Truly still aims to please and help his employees while building his business...not pit them against each other to see if they can claw their way to the top. He goes all out to satisfy his customers even to his own expense if necessary. A wonderful warm hearted book.....much like a classic!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Visiting Professor in Management and an Administrator TRULY ORIGINAL satified my reading interests in case studies in Business Management and Adventure. I had a vicarious experience as Truly, the solo sailor and airplane pilot, traveled the world. Truly is a self-motivated achiever who overcame personnal adversities and tenaciouslly built a sucessful business by demostrating management skills as a risk taker, innovative marketing, and recognizing that the customer and his employees must be satisfied if the business is to succseed. This is a composite of a HOW TO DO IT business handbook for those individuals who want to know what it takes to build their own, expand a family or existing business.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Truly Original is both a fascinating story as well as a real-live success story. The book is just a small example of what a 'truly' remarkable man he is, and I for one am proud to say... he is my Boss!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A living, breathing, successful entrepreneur. The book reads as if Truly Nolan is sitting in your living room-telling you what it takes to be successful. Turly Original is about a man who has a gift to recognize business opportunities and convert them into realty. A man who does not wait for opportunities to be handed to him or come his way. Rather Truly Nolan is a man who gets up each morning looking for new opportunities. A fast paced book filled with chapter after chapter of surprises. You finish one chapter wondering what possiblly could be next. Equally important as Truly's salesman skills are his strong ethical principles, coupled with the qualities of forgiveness and kindness. Truly is a man who would help anyone who asked him. Truly Nolan believes in the creative-anything is possible human spirit. The book brings you so close to Truly Nolan's spirit, you can't help smiling when you spot one of Truly Nolan's -mouse ears yellow bug automobile. You say to your self--I know and admire that man--Truly Nolan.