Publisher: Portfolio UK
Weight: 420 g
Imagine what Atari might have achieved if Steve Jobs had stayed there. Or what Steve Case could have done for Pepsi if he hadn't left for a start-up that eventually became AOL.
Scores of billionaires worked for established corporations before they struck out on their own. People like Michael Bloomberg and Mark Cuban went on to build iconic household brands.
Why didn't their former employers hang onto to these people? And why are most big companies unable to create as much value as the world's 800 self-made billionaires?
Billionaires aren't necessarily luckier, smarter or harder working than the rest of us - and they rarely build something brand-new. The key difference is their mindset. They redefine what's possible - and they are critical to any company looking to create massive value.
The Self-Made Billionaire Effect breaks down the five critical habits of massive value-creators, so you can learn how to identify, encourage, and retain them - and even become one yourself. It will forever change the way you think about talent and business value.
'The first billion is the hardest. The Self-made Billionaire Effect is a good starting point. Great research. Great stories. Great opportunity.' T. Boone Pickens, Chairman, BP Capital Management
'Invaluable for entrepreneurs and managers. I recommend it highly.' William Sahlman, Harvard Business School
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