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1,000 Dollars and an Idea

1,000 Dollars and an Idea - 08 edition

1,000 Dollars and an Idea - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9781557048257

ISBN10: 1557048258

1,000 Dollars and an Idea by Sam Wyly - ISBN 9781557048257
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Published:
International: No
1,000 Dollars and an Idea by Sam Wyly - ISBN 9781557048257

ISBN13: 9781557048257

ISBN10: 1557048258

Edition: 08
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Summary

Sam Wyly founded and grew best-of-breed companies on the leading edge of advancements in technology, energy, retail, and investments over a career spanning 45 years. Now this fastpaced, fascinating, and candid memoir reveals the creative process, relationships, struggles, and financial strategies that led to him becoming one of the 1,000 wealthiest people in the world, according to Forbes magazine. From the hardships his parents faced trying to hold on to the family cotton farm during the Depression to the coaching he received on the high school football field, this self-made billionaire describes how his early days in Louisiana prepared him for what lay ahead. He recounts how his experience in sales working for IBM and Honeywell led to his idea to start a ''computer utility.'' Needing $600,000 of start-up capital, he risked $1,000 of his savings to found University Computing in 1963, then took it public in 1965, making him a millionaire at age thirty.