Shark Tales

How I Turned $1,000 Into A Billion Dollar Business

Corcoran, Barbara

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shark Tales
Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
A founder of the Corcoran Group real estate company describes her hard-working childhood, the lessons she learned from her mother, and the business experiences that enabled her to become successful.

Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2011
ISBN: 9781591844181
Branch Call Number: 333.3309 C
Characteristics: xi, 308 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Littlefield, Bruce (Bruce Duanne)
Corcoran, Barbara (Use what you've got) (Barbara Ann)


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Jul 30, 2014
  • emack3608 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love watching Barbara on the TV show Shark Tank. Her no nonsense approach to life has always had me hook. Getting this behind the scenes look at how successful she became really inspired me. I would recommend this for any woman wanting to make it big in the world.


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