Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain – Actionable BooksRyan Blair's bestselling story of going from gang member to multimillionaire is now in paperback! 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 bad 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. Blair shows readers how to start and grow their own profitable businesses. Sharing lessons from his mentors and advice from his own life-changing experiences, Blair provides an inspirational guide for people willing to put in the hard work, time, and dedication needed to achieve entrepreneurial success. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople.
Book Review: Nothing To Lose Everything To Gain
Look Inside. Mar 26, ISBN Aug 04, ISBN Like many entrepreneurs, Ryan Blair had no formal business education. His middle-class childhood ended abruptly when his abusive father succumbed to drug addiction and abandoned the family.
Thank you! As tantalizing as that history is, however, the author never really digs into it here beyond referencing his time as a somewhat incongruous Southern California gang-banger. Readers hoping to learn exactly how a scrawny white kid from a formerly stable middle-class life transformed himself into a hard-edged hoodlum—only to renounce it all—will be somewhat disappointed. Rather, Blair provides a course in Entrepreneurism with a rather vague and ill-defined human-interest back story for inspiration. In addition to outlining the intricate issues involved in creating a thriving business, he also provides thoughtful commentary on the psyche required by newly minted titans of industry.
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Podcast: Play in new window Download. Some of the most astonishing successes in the business world have come to those whom the odds are stacked against. As a young boy, Ryan Blair reaped the benefits of a middle class lifestyle. But his life descended into a harrowing nightmare when his father became addicted to drugs. Ryan and his mother moved out of the family home into an economically depressed and unsafe area. Finally, after many of these episodes, I found myself sitting in a jail cell in Juvenile Hall, faced with four years. Every day I watched people leave the jail and wished I were among them.
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