Simply Rich: Life and Lessons from the Cofounder of Amway

Author: Rich DeVos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147675179X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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In this candid autobiography, Amway cofounder Rich DeVos reflects on work, faith, family, and the core values he’s held on to, from his humble Christian upbringing through his enormous success running one of the world’s largest businesses. Few people embody the American entrepreneurial spirit as plainly as Rich DeVos. A prominent businessman, self-made billionaire, philanthropist, worldwide speaker, bestselling author, family man, and devout Christian, DeVos not only helped create Amway, one of the world’s biggest companies, but he did it from the ground up with his deep faith in God guiding the way and keeping his hopes alive. Now after the success of his bestselling books in business, DeVos reveals his personal story. Born to poor Dutch immigrants in rural Michigan during the Depression, DeVos learned about the importance of leadership and partnership. His grandfather, father, and teachers taught him valuable lessons and key principles about faith, optimism, and perseverance that would guide his entire life. In high school, he befriended Jay Van Andel, who later became his business partner. Together, they created a whole new way to sell products and established one of the largest, most successful companies in the world. DeVos also talks about his marriage and family, his experiences as a motivational speaker, his ownership of the NBA basketball team Orlando Magic, and his philanthropic, religious, and political endeavors. Inspiring, fascinating, and full of heart, Simply Rich: Life and Lessons from the Cofounder of Amway is the astonishing rags-to-riches story that few can tell. Through his amazing accomplishments as both a businessman and generous soul, DeVos reveals the true meaning of success and how his deep faith helped him become a true American icon.

No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent

Author: Dan S. Kennedy

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613084013

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 8406


THE SCARY TRUTH: The middle-class consumer population—and their buying power—is massively shrinking. Customers are buying less and in fewer categories. THE SILVER LINING: It takes no more work to attract customers from the explosively growing Mass-Affluent, Affluent, and Ultra-Affluent populations eager to pay premium prices in return for exceptional expertise, service, and experiences. In this new edition of No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent, millionaire maker Dan S. Kennedy shows you how to re-position your business, practice, or sales career to attract customers or clients for whom price is NOT a determining factor. Learn how to sell to those who will always be spending as Kennedy shines the spotlight on the practical strategies used by The Ritz-Carlton, Disney, Harrah’s Entertainment, Dove, AARP, Dr. Oz, Starbucks, Williams-Sonoma, DeBeers, the health and wellness industry and many other fascinating and diverse true-life examples. You'll also discover how to: Use 10 surprising emotional buy triggers the affluent find irresistible Stop selling products and services and learn how selling aspirations and emotional fulfillment is more profitable Use Kennedy's Million-Dollar Marketing System. A step-by-step blueprint comparable to those developed for six-figure clients, ready for do-it-yourself use Apply the magic language of “membership” to any business for the affluent... from pizza shops and medical practices to retail stores and pet hotels

No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent

Author: Dan S. Kennedy

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613083092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

View: 3351


SELL TO THOSE WHO SPEND: Market to the Affluent THE SCARY TRUTH: The middle-class consumer population—and their buying power—is massively shrinking. Customers are buying less and in fewer categories. THE SILVER LINING: It takes no more work to attract customers from the explosively growing Mass-Affluent, Affluent, and Ultra-Affluent populations eager to pay premium prices in return for exceptional expertise, service, and experiences. Millionaire maker Dan S. Kennedy, joined by branding experts Nick Nanton, J.W. Dicks and team, show you how to re-position your business, practice, or sales career to attract customers or clients for whom price is NOT a determining factor. Learn how to sell to those who will always be spending. • Practical Strategies Revealed: Ritz-Carlton, Disney, Harrah’s Entertainment, Dove, AARP, Dr. Oz, Starbucks, Williams-Sonoma, DeBeers, the health and wellness industry and many other fascinating and diverse true-life examples • E-Factors: 10 surprising Emotional Buy Triggers the affluent find irresistible • Stop Selling Products and Services: Learn how selling aspirations and emotional fulfillment is more profitable • StorySelling™: Learn how to scale the affluents’ “sales wall” • Million-Dollar Marketing System: Step-by-step blueprint comparable to those developed for six-figure clients, ready for do-it-yourself use

Equity, Growth, and Community

Author: Chris Benner,Manuel Pastor

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520284410

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 5600


In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. Addressing these new realities in America's metropolitan regions, this book argues that a few lessons are emerging: first, inequity is bad for economic growth; second, bringing together the concerns of equity and growth requires concerted local action; and third, the fundamental building block for doing this is the creation of diverse and dynamic epistemic (or knowledge) communities, which help to overcome political polarization and to address the challenges of economic restructuring and social divides.

Those Who Made a Difference

Author: Terry Bosgra

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1663221596

Category: Self-Help

Page: 234

View: 9722


Some people live a life that touch only a few, while others have an impact that reverberates throughout the world for decades and even centuries. Those Who Made a Difference features inspiring stories about extraordinary people. While there are plenty of villains who’ve had an impact, the author focuses on those who left the world a better place. The individuals highlighted include: Dwight L. Moody, who started an evangelism school that became so popular that even President Abraham Lincoln attended. His growing ministry became a church: Moody Church, which the author attended while on a business trip. Alexei A. Navalny, who has waged a courageous campaign to replace Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has done all he can to disgrace and hurt him. Ben Carson, who became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the United States at age 33. He prayed before every operation and received more than sixty honorary doctorate degrees. The book features scores of others, too, such as William Farel, Mikhail Gorbachev, Norman Rockwell, Jan Hus, John Calvin, Gary Rose, Jimmy Doolittle, Mary K. Beard, and many others, showing how ordinary people with a purpose can—and will—make a difference.

Dogs Don’t Bark at Parked Cars

Author: Jeff Piersall,Eric Wright

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 168350447X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 859


Some attribute it to Aristotle, but whether the great Greek philosopher said it or not doesn’t affect its timeless truth. “If you want to avoid criticism, all you have to do is say nothing, do nothing and be nothing.” If on the other hand, you decide your life is purposed for something worthy and being on the playing field is preferred to sitting in the stands, there is something you are sure to encounter; what Jeff Piersall and Eric Wright call “barking dogs.” Dogs Don’t Bark at Parked Cars illustrates this encounter as the voices that find fault, who don’t think it’s possible, who are unable to see a future alive with opportunities waiting to be seized. They are the ones governed by fear instead of faith. Unfortunately, many times the loudest of these barking dogs are kenneled right in most people’s own heads. For Jeff and Eric, that priceless quality is wisdom. It goes beyond knowledge or aptitude and transcends this era of cultural and technological hyper-change, with principles that are timeless.

Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to Real Estate Success

Author: Frank E. McKinney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471787183

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

View: 1427


Praise for Frank McKinney "My neighbor, Frank McKinney, is certainly a maverick and aspiritually grounded young man. The oceanfront homes he builds herein Florida are magnificent and unique. More important, Frank's lifeand the contributions he makes to his community and the worldillustrate how a successful businessman can do well while doinggood. The principles in Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to RealEstate Success represent a road map of his achievements--a provenstrategy for succeeding not just in real estate, but also in thebusiness of life." --Rich DeVos, cofounder of Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic "If you're ready to make big profits in real estate, then read,absorb, and use the brilliance of Frank McKinney." --Mark Victor Hansen, coauthor of The One Minute Millionaire "Frank McKinney's book is an excellent how-to guide to earning realestate profits by using McKinney's maverick formulas to findundervalued real estate with profit potential. McKinney isdifferent. This isn't another how-to-get-rich-in-real-estate book.Instead, it is the lively success story of a real estate maverick.McKinney reveals his simple strategies, with intriguing personalprofit examples that explain how his repeatable techniques workover and over." --Robert J. Bruss, syndicated real estate columnist "If Hollywood were casting the role of a maverick who started withvery little and went from a $50,000 fixer-upper to a $100 millionmansion, they would choose Frank McKinney. Frank McKinney'sMaverick Approach to Real Estate Success represents his approach tolife. He decided to apply that approach to real estate and lookwhat happened!" --Kendra Todd, winner of The Apprentice

The Literary Gazette

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Publisher: N.A

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Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4752


The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)