Shark Tales How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business
The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran--and her best advice for anyone starting a business. After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using the unconventional lessons she learned from her homemaker mom, she gradually built it into a $6 billion dollar business. Now Barbara's even more famous for the no-nonsense wisdom she offers to entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, ABC's hit reality TV show.
Shark Tales is down-to-earth, frank, and as heartwarming as it is smart. After reading it don't be surprised if you find yourself thinking, "If she can do it, so can I." Nothing would make Barbara happier.
“Entrepreneurs’ visions don’t always translate well to the page, but Corcoran’s book … is cleanly written and humorous. The squeaky-clean Waltons-esque descriptions of Corcoran’s family lend it an almost folksy feel.”
– Fortune Small Business
“In Manhattan, where real estate is not just a major industry but also a full contact sport, Barbara Corcoran is hall-of-fame material.”
:Mom takes the cake here, but you have to toast Barbara Ann for applying her dictums. The business she’s in is almost beside the point: Corcoran could be selling plumbing supplies, and the story would fly.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Ms. Corcoran, a fifty-one year-old former receptionist who started her current real estate firm with just seven agents in 1978, now commands the kind of market power that makers her smaller competitors tremble with envy.”
– The Wall Street Journal
“A witty memoir and a powerful guidebook on how to get ahead. … An emotionally charged and intellectually energetic book which will give people ideas on how to motivate, invigorate, and otherwise encourage any group that they lead, and organization they build.”