Friday, August 26, 2011

Book Giveaway! Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain by Ryan Blair

I'm giving away this book! 240 pages, $17 on Amazon
The blurb from Amazon's sales page for "Nothing to Lose..." features the following author description:

Ryan Blair is a self-made multimillionaire and serial entrepreneur, who established his first company, 24-7 Tech when he was twenty-one years old, and has since created and actively invested in multiple startups. Currently, as the CEO of ViSalus Sciences, in the year of the 2008 recession, Blair turned the company around and took their revenue from near failure to more than $10 million a month in only 15 months. He has appeared on CNBC, MSNBC, and Fox Business, amongst others, and has been featured in Time, BusinessWeek, Sports Illustrated, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, amongst other major media. Blair lives in Hollywood, with his son Reagan.

That's great, but if you take a look at the  inside jacket of the book, what makes it so unique is highlighted as follows:
"Long before I became a millionaire entrepreneur, I was a kid with a criminal record , street gang experience, and a lot of emotional scarring..." 
Ryan Blair's success story becomes even more impressive, when you learn that when his abusive father succumbed to drug addiction and abandoned the family, Blair and his mother moved to a rough neighborhood, and he was in and out of gangs, and juvenile detention, until he turned his life around and  became the brilliant entrepreneur he is now. 

This is a great read, and thanks to Daniel Decker a book marketer (and apparently pretty good at it!) who did a special mailing.  Not sure I was on the list, but it worked out.

I have an extra copy to give away to readers! 

To enter, just post a comment here on the blog about:
-why you would like the book and/or
-why this book resonates with you and/or
-what kind of similar obstacles you have overcome to achieve your career success

Deadline: Friday September 2

Good luck, and may the entrepreneurial spirit be with you!

PS There's a great interview with Chris Brogan and Ryan that published recently, that provides some great context and background on the writing of the book.  I suggest you check it out if you're interested in more info.


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