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Billionaire Secrets to Success [Hardcover]

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Item description for Billionaire Secrets to Success by Bill Bartmann, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Anand Patwardhan, Luis Gomez-Echeverri, Christian Rattemeyer, Chris Wilbert, Glenn Barr & Kevin Nowlan...

There have been plenty of books written on the topic of Success & Failure. This book is remarkably different from all the rest. Billionaire Secrets of Success is the first success and failure book written by a person who has personally experienced being a millionaire three times, being bankrupt twice, and being a billionaire once. Bill's successes have been the subject of more than 470 news articles in publications ranging from Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Inc., People, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. The author's unique journey from poverty to being the twenty-fifth wealthiest person in America, with several ups and downs along the way, has given him an amazingly unique perspective from which to share his experiences and the lessons he learned. He shares with the reader his nine principles for attaining success. These nine principles are not the product of some academic conclusion. Bill has personally tested these nine principles, not once, not twice, not three times, but four times over the past twenty five years . . . and they have worked every time. These nine principles work for all, no matter education, social status, financial situation, or how many times they failed in the past. Here is what these nine principles did for him, and they can do the same thing for anyone: FROM? ? TO Poverty and welfare? ? 25th wealthiest person in America High school dropout? ? Permanent place in the Smithsonian Institute Working at traveling carnival? ? National Entrepreneur of the Year Gang member ? ? Case study by Harvard Business School Minimum wage? ? $100 million annual income Riding the bus? ? His own personal $25 million jet Homeless? ? $2 million, 12,000 square foot home Drawing unemployment? ? Employing 4,000 Million dollars in debt? ? Billionaire Bill's book is also unique in that it explains in plain language the mechanics of the mental processes that guarantee our success or our failure. Once you understands how these processes work, you can begin to change your life. It is not too late! No matter where you are or what you have done or failed to do . . . you can become the person you deserve to be! Let Bill show you the way.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.14 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 5, 2005
Publisher   Brown Books Publishing Group
ISBN  1933285311  
ISBN13  9781933285313  

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Self-esteem or just greed?  Mar 10, 2008
I attended a one day $2,000 seminar of Bill Bartmann's. Very nice man, definitely a hard worker, honest. But at the end of the day and in the weeks and months to follow I asked myself 'was it worth $2,000?' My answer was no. Maybe I am cheap, but to me the seminar was worth somewhere in the $150 to $250 range. How does he get away with charging $2,000? I'm sure he would call it self-esteem. If self-esteem is asking for the moon when you are handing out gumballs, then Bill Bartman definitely has self-esteem. But I think the purpose of paying $2,000 is to get information that will make it possible for you to earn more than the $2,000 paid out. It didn't. Maybe I missed something. That said, I want to emphasize that Mr. Bartmann, based on his book and other information I have found about him, seems to be genuinely honest and likable. And courageous. He did earn the millions, possibly the billion, through hard work and intelligence. But that doesn't mean you should cough up whatever a person asks for a seminar.
Great book, great speaker and great story.  Feb 28, 2008
Don't listen to the two reviews below. They are trash.
You can easily see they are written by someone using two different names a day apart. Who knows why some loser would do this to try and smear a guy that's trying to help millions of people (including thousands of high school kids) with his teachings...

Yes, Bill was a billionaire, and yes, now he's not and is a motivational speaker. What's wrong with that? I think it's great.
What have you done with your life?? (Hopefully more than the loser who wrote the two reviews below.)

Bill's had his ups and downs and I think that's what makes his story so great.

If you will follow the 5 things he teaches you can be a better person and achieve more in the process.

Bill will teach you these things in detail, but to sum it up, they are:
1. Think Big!
2. Believe in Yourself. Self Esteem is EVERYTHING.
3. Share Your Vision.
4. Execute. Get Off Your Couch and Take Action.
5. Never Ever Give Up.

If you get a chance to hear him speak do it.
Great great book!!!  Jan 24, 2008
This is a great book! Although the book has the word the billionaire, but the inspirations and values in this book are for everyone.
Great Principles  Dec 9, 2007
When you read the principles and really look at how you've lived your life you understand the power of the mind. So often we make decisions based on what we think and seldom step aside or back to really look at why we decided on that particular course of action.

Read this and apply the principles and your life will change. Here is the water, it's up to you to drink.

A Damn Good Book, and a response to the 1-star reviews.  Oct 12, 2007
Looking at the 1 star reviewers really got me motivated to sit here & type up this review.

Those people who rated it 1 star only did so because maybe they looked up on Wikipedia and saw that Bill Bartmann's business collapsed and he was left penniless after having been a billionaire.

First of all, the court did not find him at fault - it was his business partner. While he was probably responsible for not seeing the symptoms, the point is he wasn't the one who defrauded people.

Second of all, I say to the reviewers - what has that got to do with the book??? NOTHING! This book is about self esteem, not about how much wealth a person's built up, or how much he's lost. If you're focusing on that, you may as well not read any books by people who've been in the hole before. People like Donald Trump, for example, who's also been bankrupt. Does that discredit his knowledge? No!

The bottom line is, the guy made a 3.5 billion bucks, and if you complainers want to argue, I say go out & make a billion yourself. It's a mindset you have to have in order to be successful, and I truly believe that. People who have success are positive and never give up. And this advice has come from Bartmann, and countless other self made millionaires/ billionaires.

The advice in the book is solid, and it plain works. It's not a whole lot of voodoo like some other motivational writers write about (but have made their money putting bums on seminar seats, not making it in the real world). And Bill's bounced back from being bankrupt twice.

Once, after losing millions, and now, after losing 3.5 billion. Yes it's easy for people to point their fingers and say hey look, that guy's lost 3.5 billion dollars and got over 3900 employees out of jobs - but do you ever wonder how damned TOUGH it was for the person himself?

Do you really think people who have low self esteem bounce back from situations like that?? Do you really think if you made all that and then lost it, you'd still be jolly & positive? It would be tough, wouldn't it? Most people would just drop out of society and feel sorry for themselves the rest of their life.

But Bill Bartmann's overcome that. He's now a millionaire again, and he teaches EXPERIENCE, not theory. One motivational guru has boasted about reading over 1000 books on self help and then developed his own system. That's great, but isn't that a pile of it. That guru has built his system on theory and doesn't know squat about what it takes to be financially independent, what it takes to run a big business. It's just like taking a college textbook and saying, I have all the tools to build me a big business. You don't. Bartmann has done it first hand, and he's seen both the good & bad side of business, and life. And he's bounced back from his bankruptcy. So I think that makes him qualified to teach a thing or two about self esteem.

So yes, he's lost billions, yes, his employees lost their jobs. But he's also MADE billions, and has the self esteem and mental toughness that it takes to bounce back and still become a millionaire. And if somebody can do the latter, I think it makes them someone you can learn quite a few lessons from.

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