Shark Tales

Author: Barbara Corcoran,Bruce Littlefield

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101513276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1703


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.

Shark Tales

Author: Ron Liebman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743211138

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 1938


QUESTION: How many lawyers does it take to finish the roof of a two-thousand-square-foot house with dormers? ANSWER: Depends on how thin you slice them. Lawyers, and, more to the point, lawyer stories, have been sliced, diced, and presented for consumption for centuries. Ever since Dick the Butcher suggested in Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 2 that "the first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers," the profession has exhibited a strong appeal for readers...to say nothing of an enduring image problem. Today, stories about life on the front lines of the nation's courtrooms fuel everything from the novels of John Grisham and Scott Turow to television shows like The Practice, Ally McBeal, and L.A. Law. Now in Shark Tales comes a remarkable collection of witty, eccentric, and astounding war stories -- guaranteed to be mostly true -- supplied by hundreds of attorneys and displaying the nitty-gritty of life in court. To create Shark Tales, famed Washington lawyer Ron Liebman solicited stories from hundreds of colleagues in America and Britain...and not just any stories. He asked them to supply humor, of course, but also to describe the day on which they were proudest to be lawyers, and the day when they were most ashamed. He asked for stories of wild divorces and tragic losses. He asked them to describe the worst judges and best witnesses they'd ever encountered. He reviewed actual court transcripts, and found material like the following: QUESTION: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people? ANSWER: All my autopsies have been on dead people. Here is the tale of a case settled not by a fingerprint left behind at the scene of the crime, but an entire finger. Here is a lawyer agreeing to defend a client accused of passing bad checks...a client who promptly bounced the retainer check. Here you'll meet a proud son, having won his first case, telling his father -- also a lawyer -- that "justice has triumphed," to which the father replied, "Appeal at once." And here is a senior partner in a Washington law firm meeting with a group of Japanese corporate clients with whom he seems compelled to reminisce about the first time he saw Tokyo: as a bomber pilot in 1945. Funny, revealing, sad, poignant, and even exciting, Shark Tales is a hugely entertaining book for legal junkies -- authentic slices of life that reveal what really makes the law everyone's obsession.

Pep Digital Vol. 017: Archie Shark Tales

Author: Archie Superstars

Publisher: Archie Comic Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 161988349X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 108

View: 9902


Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... Archie and his chums may be in over their heads in this 100+ page digital exclusive! The gang tangles with some ferocious underwater monsters, including the king of the sea- the Great White Shark! Will the gang make it to shore, or will they end up as fish food? Find out in one of our most thrilling digital exclusives yet!

Summary of Barbara Corcoran & Bruce Littlefield's Shark Tales

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 18

View: 9718


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I grew up in a house with ten siblings in New Jersey. My mother was always on the move, doing dozens of things at once. She kept the house going by putting her finger on the special gift she saw in each of her children and making us believe that that gift was uniquely ours. #2 I was working the front section one night when I met Ramone, a man from the Basque Country who ordered a cup of tea. He told me he was from the upper echelon of French-Spanish society. I didn’t need to weigh the options: I took the bus home or be driven home by him in his yellow Lincoln Continental. #3 I met Ray, a wealthy real estate developer, who gave me a ride home every night. He offered to pay for a week at the Barbizon Hotel for Women in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. I jumped at the offer and packed my black ribbed sweater, two pleated skirts, and navy blue peacoat. #4 I created my makeshift Corcoran-Simone office on the sofa my roommate had borrowed from his parents. I worked out the numbers and realized that the big ads were bigger than my budget, so I decided to keep my ad to four lines or fewer each week.

Shark Sense

Author: Roark Bradford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Shark attacks

Page: 22

View: 2855


Mostly True Tales from the Life of Bob

Author: Robert Minton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493102753

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 169

View: 6804


This laugh out loud Memoir is a kaleidoscope of tales that take us on a journey through a dysfunctional life. With issues like; your best friend is a superhero and hes stuck in a dumbwaiter. Your leader finds it tough to motivate the troops when hes bouncing off the BX9 bus and into oncoming traffic, NY legalizes topless dancing, a runaway lion, and youve got till noon to leave the state of Illinois. In a one of a kind hot-rod, Bob reminisces about his encounters with a motorcycle gang, two guys that changed the face of the American automobile, vampires, lesbians, and a drunken game show host.

I Spy . . . a Shark!

Author: Cora Reef

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1665903716

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2681


While exploring Coral Jungle, Simon Seahorse and his best friend Olive Octopus encounter a shark named Zelda who invites them to her mother's birthday party at Shark Point--and Simon not only has a unique school report, but the makings of an exciting story.

Sharks of the World

Author: David A. Ebert,Marc Dando,Sarah Fowler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069120599X

Category: Nature

Page: 608

View: 7471


The most comprehensive reference guide to the world's sharks—now fully revised and updated Sharks of the World is the essential illustrated guide for anyone interested in these magnificent creatures. Now fully revised and updated, it covers 536 of the world's shark species and is packed with colour illustrations, colour photos and informative diagrams. This comprehensive, easy-to-use reference guide incorporates the latest taxonomic revisions of many shark families, featuring many species that were only described in recent years. It also includes a completely revised and expanded introduction and updated line drawings throughout. Covers 536 shark species from around the world Features updated species accounts, illustrations and maps Gives an illustrated overview of shark biology, ecology and conservation Includes fin identification guides Provides a colour distribution map for every species

Florida Lore

Author: Caren Schnur Neile

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439663521

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 4250


This fascinating collection of myths, legends and folktales celebrates the diversity of characters and cultures across the Sunshine State. Florida boasts mysterious tales that stretch back more than twelve thousand years. In Florida Lore, storyteller Caren Schnur Neile shares a treasure trove of colorful, curious tales that capture her home state’s history, mystery, and unique personality. Delve into the lives of the proud Wakulla Pocahontas and the Ghost of Bellamy Bridge. Meet local lawbreakers like John Ashley, as well as transplants like Ma Barker and Al Capone. Stalk stumpy gators or Hogzilla as they prowl Florida's swamps and suburbs. Discover the quintessential Cracker cowboy and the Barefoot Mailman, plus the origin of names like Boca Raton and Orlando.

Shark or Dolphin?

Author: Melissa Stewart

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1464604428

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7171


They both live in the ocean. They are both large, gray, and eat fish, but one is a shark and the other is a dolphin. How do you know which animal is which? Award-winning children's author Melissa Stewart explains a few of the many differences between these animals. Stewart's simple text is paired with stunning underwater photography to show readers just how different these animals really are.