How to Succeed in Business and in Life

Book - 2010
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Robert Herjavec has lived the classic "rags to riches" story, from having only $20 in his pocket to starting up technology companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The son of Croatian immigrants, Herjavec overcame the odds and amassed incredible wealth, doing it through pure hard work and determination. Today a star on television's Dragon's Den and The Shark Tank, he bankrolls the best inventions and shoots down the best intentions. And now, for the first time, he shares his hard-won wisdom in one of the most inspirational business books of the season.

Driven is organized by the work and life principles that made Robert Herjavec both wealthy and successful (indeed, these terms are not synonymous). Herjavec reveals the secrets that took him from waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company, The Herjavec Group, into a world-class conglomerate. His principles are as valuable in the living room as they are in the boardroom. Anyone can succeed, on their own terms, by following his sage but simple advice -- as long as they're willing to take chances, take control of their future and stay true to their vision.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Canada, 2010
ISBN: 9781554687084
Branch Call Number: 658.403 HER


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Apr 25, 2019

This book is essentially a manual for enterprising entrepreneurs. Using lessons he learned in his life from his childhood to his current age, he explains how these lessons have helped him become the man he now is. The book takes you through the trials and tribulations of the entrepreneur from the startup stage, the many obstacles that will be encountered and if done right then the reward. This book is not only a manual but a biography as well of a successful entrepreneur. The book is underrated but it has so much value to give so that deserves an 4 out of 5. I love the use of metaphors and some historical case studies that Herjavec uses to give people a better feel for what he is talking about. @selfhelpguru of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

May 08, 2012

Sorry, but this book was BORING. Not what I expected from his television personality on both Dragon's Den and Shark Tank. He doesn't have much to say, certainly nothing inspiring, and he was repeating himself before I'd read 30 pages. Don't bother reading this one.

Apr 17, 2011

Okay, basic business type book. A little more appealing because he seems to reject the 'cold, hard facts' type of attitude that I get from some business types.

BPLBiz Mar 16, 2011

Told in an engaging and chatty style, Dragons' Den star Robert Herjavec delivers 50 straightforward and sensible prescriptions for success in life and business.

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