Shark Tales by Barbara Corcoran
How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business

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The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran--and her best advice for anyone starting a business. After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using the unconventional lessons she learned from her homemaker mom, she gradually built it into a $6 billion dollar business. Now Barbara's even more famous for the no-nonsense wisdom she offers to entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, ABC's hit reality TV show.

Shark Tales is down-to-earth, frank, and as heartwarming as it is smart. After reading it don't be surprised if you find yourself thinking, "If she can do it, so can I." Nothing would make Barbara happier.

About Barbara Corcoran

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Barbara Corcoran is the author of the national bestseller Use What You've Got. She founded the successful Corcoran Group real estate company and was CEO until she sold it in 2005. Corcoran is president of the television production and business consulting company Barbara Corcoran Inc. She is currently the weekly real estate contributor to NBC's Today show, she hosts "The Millionaire Broker with Barbara Corcoran" on CNBC, and she writes a weekly column in the New York Daily News. Corcoran lives in New York City with her husband, Bill and their two children. Warren Berger has written for Wired and The New York Times, and is the author of several books on the subjects of lifestyle, design, and advertising. He lives with his wife in Westchester County, New York. Bruce Littlefield is a New York-based designer, writer, and restaurateur. Hailed as a "design and lifestyle guru" by "Publisher's Weekly", he is the author of the recently published "Garage Sale America" and "Airstream Living", and co-writer of the best-selling "Use What You've Got" and "Other Business Lessons I learned from My Mom" with real-estate magnate Barbara Corcoran. Originally from the south, decorating for Christmas is as natural as breathing to Bruce, and each December finds him attempting over-the-top mischief. His personal collection of Christmas treasures can be found displayed proudly every hol iday season in a 1940s Catskills' farmhouse, which he renovated and decorated himself.
Published February 9, 2011 by Portfolio. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Self Help. Non-fiction

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“Ms. Corcoran is proof that sometimes the best business sense is simply common sense—and a little imagination and chutzpah can go a long way.”

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