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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (71 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sam Wyly Narrator: Phil Gigant Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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My work is to create companies and build them, writes Sam Wyly in this candid, engrossing memoir, which reveals how he established and expanded companies on the leading edge of advancements in technology, energy, retail, and investments over the last 45 years.

Wyly shares the process, relationships, struggles, and strategies that have made him one of the 1,000 wealthiest people in the world. From the hardships his parents faced trying to hold on to the family cotton farm during the Depression to the coaching he received on the high school football field, this self-made billionaire describes how his early years in Louisiana prepared him for what lay ahead. His sales experience with IBM and Honeywell in Dallas in the early 1960s gave him the idea to start the first computer utility. Risking $1,000 of his savings, he founded University Computing in 1963 and took it public two years later, becoming a millionaire at the age of 30.

Part autobiography and part inspirational business guide, this audio is full of refreshing insights about what it takes to create, grow, and build successful companies. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cliff | 12/22/2012

    " I'm in the computer biz and I'd never heard of this guy before I read this book. But I guess that could be said about a lot of people. There have been a lot of people in our racket. An interesting story with some practical advice to the aspiring businessperson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mat Cendana | 9/8/2012

    " Development of one's character is crucial for success. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by C A Rollins | 3/18/2012

    " On page 43 Chapter 5. Just received the book Friday May 8th, 2009. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 11/7/2011

    " Sam did a great job of writing about his work life and goals. He has a lot to be proud of and, as he is a personal friend of my Dad's, I can vouch for his high integrity. A very good read. "

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