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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (197 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Corcoran Narrator: Barbara Corcoran Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN:
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Growing up, Barbara Corcoran shared one floor in a three-family house in New Jersey with her parents and nine brothers and sisters. She had few luxuries, but she was blessed with a mother who taught her to have self-confidence. Barbara's mom didn't know much about business, but she understood how the world works, and how to make the most of what you've got.

After failing at twenty-two other jobs, Barbara borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Today, with over $4 billion in revenues, The Corcoran Group is New York's premier real estate company, and Barbara is richer than her wildest dreams.

Whether you're just starting out, fighting your way up the career ladder, or reentering the workforce, the homespun lessons that work for Barbara will help you use what you've got to create success in your life. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luke Bunker | 2/11/2014

    " Inspirational and touching, candid and no-nonsense, this woman tells about her journey from the $1000 "gift" she received and the partnership that was born out of it to the multi-billion-dollar company that she eventually sold for many millions. Corcoran is very interesting and this book was a quick and very helpful read, providing unique insight into one of America's brightest and most successful businesswomen and how she was inspired by her mother, who taught her that she "could." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rayett | 1/23/2014

    " Great business book especially for anyone in Real Estate! Funny too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 1/5/2014

    " I was referred this book by a friend at work and it is very easy reading and very common sense information presented in plain English - life isn't rocket science - I know that I'll be recommending this one "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 12/19/2013

    " Very funny and loaded with practical advice "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy Young | 12/4/2013

    " An excellent depiction of how simple life lessons from a dedicated mother can be translated into success in business. Great read for someone who is managing a sales team - ideas to motivate and inspire your staff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 11/4/2013

    " Fun, quick read if you are looking for some motivation, professional or otherwise.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/12/2013

    " shows you how to think outside of the box "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 4/26/2013

    " Confession - I didn't fully realize who Barbara Corcoran was until partway through the book. I'm a big fan of strengths - helping people discover and use them. Obviously, that's what her mother did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanejohnson | 4/21/2013

    " Use what you have at hand to make the best of the situation "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenelle | 12/9/2012

    " Best business book I have read. Every gal starting a business or career should read this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy Chronicles | 11/27/2012

    " Oversimplified but cute and worth a listen on audiobook during a long drive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 8/27/2012

    " Charming book by a very successful woman in business. Her mother had 12 children and had to streamline things to keep up with it all. Barbara learned so much from her mom. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcela | 4/20/2012

    " This is an excellent book for anybody that is thinking about expanding his/her business and as such having employees. She shows how by working as one unit a company and its employees not only gain financially but also fosters a family environment which most companies fail to do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/1/2012

    " I listened to this book because I ran out of the other books and hadn't gone to the library yet, but it was good, entertaining and a fun read. Crazy a kid from a poor poor family can turn into a very rich multi millionaire. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 6/10/2011

    " Her mother told her to use what she has. As a result her company turned into a $2 billion in revenue "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 2/15/2011

    " I love this book! The author is a successful real estate professional in New York and she is a great writer. The book is full of humor and practical advice and is a must for all businesswomen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin Caldwell | 11/15/2010

    " I actually read this in college. (Ha -- I remember reading this while on the stationary bike at Gold's Gym in Auburn.) Anyway, I thought it was good. Cleverly written with good, practical advice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gina Odom | 10/3/2010

    " I love reading about powerful, smart women! Quick and inspirational read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 6/24/2010

    " Great book about the little things and how they apply to business sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/22/2010

    " Read entire book this afternoon. Entertaining and fascinating about her success in real estate. Meshing the advice her mother gave and showing the correlation with events in her business experience is a stroke of genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tai Odunsi | 5/21/2010

    " Barb always had her mother's support; parental encouragement goes a long way "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 4/1/2010

    " This is an interesting book. It is kind-of a business/motivational type, but I found that there were a lot of things that could be applied to any situation. It is entertaining and Barbara Corcoran has an interesting story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jera | 3/15/2010

    " Great! inspirational and funny. Definitely a must read for women in real estate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 1/17/2010

    " I actually read this in college. (Ha -- I remember reading this while on the stationary bike at Gold's Gym in Auburn.) Anyway, I thought it was good. Cleverly written with good, practical advice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 9/28/2008

    " Very funny and loaded with practical advice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 8/6/2008

    " I love this book! The author is a successful real estate professional in New York and she is a great writer. The book is full of humor and practical advice and is a must for all businesswomen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/21/2008

    " I listened to this book because I ran out of the other books and hadn't gone to the library yet, but it was good, entertaining and a fun read. Crazy a kid from a poor poor family can turn into a very rich multi millionaire. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Belinda | 4/30/2008

    " Cute stories about how her mother's techniques used to smoothly run her family, work in making decisions in the workplace. Not terribly deep, but interesting enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanejohnson | 9/17/2007

    " Use what you have at hand to make the best of the situation "

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About the Author
Fredrik Eklund leads the #1 real estate team in the nation and is a member of Douglas Elliman’s senior management team in Manhattan. Originally from Stockholm, Sweden, he is active in the Real Estate Board of New York and is involved with several charities.
 
Bruce Littlefield is a TV personality and bestselling author of numerous books, including Airstream Living and Garage Sale America; and is the coauthor of many bestsellers, including Zach Wahls’s My Two Moms and Barbara Corcoran’s Use What You’ve Got. Originally from South Carolina, he lives in New York City.