Author: Ryan Blair
Book Site: Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain
Ryan Blair knows about building a business from the ground up. Like many entrepreneurs he had no formal business education. But, according to the book, he had great survival instincts, tenacity, and above all, a "nothing to lose" mindset.
Blair's middle-class childhood came to an abrupt end when his abusive father succumbed to drug addiction and abandoned the family. Blair and his mother moved to a dangerous neighborhood, and soon he was in and out of juvenile detention, joining a gang just to survive.
Then his mother fell in love with a successful entrepreneur who took Ryan under his wing. With his mentor's help, Blair turned himself into a businessman. He started his first company, 24/7 Tech, at the age of 21, and since then has started and sold several companies for hundreds of millions of dollars.
This book is an inspirational guide for people who are willing to put in the hard work, time, and dedication needed to see their vision through to the end. Blair shares lessons from his mentors and advice from his own life-changing experiences.
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