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Hopping over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success
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Format: Hardcover, 208pp.
Publication Date: October 31, 2016
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Develop the Scaramucci mindset that drives entrepreneurial success
Hopping over the Rabbit Hole chronicles the rise, fall, and resurgence of SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci, giving you a primer on how to thrive in an unpredictable business environment. The sheer number of American success stories has created a false impression that becoming an entrepreneur is a can't-miss endeavor—but nothing could be further from the truth. In the real world, an entrepreneur batting .150 goes directly to the Hall of Fame. Things happen. You make a bad hire, a bad strategic decision, or suffer the consequences of an unforeseen market crash. You can't control what happens to your business, but you can absolutely control how you react, and how you turn bumps in the road into ramps to the sky. Anthony Scaramucci has been there and done that, again and again, and has ultimately come out on top; in this book, he shares what he wishes he knew then.
Your chances of becoming an overnight billionaire are approximately the same as your chances of being signed to the NBA. Success is hard work, and anxiety, and tiny hiccups that can turn into disaster with a single misstep. This book shows you how to use adversity to your ultimate advantage, and build the skills you need to respond effectively to the unexpected.
• Learn how to deal with unforeseen events
• Map a strategic backup plan, and then a backup-backup plan
• Train yourself to react in the most productive way
• Internalize the lessons learned by a leader in entrepreneurship
For every 23-year-old billionaire who just created a new way to send a picture on a phone, there are countless others who have failed, and failed miserably. Hopping over the Rabbit Hole gives you the skills, insight, and mindset you need to be one of the winners.
"In Hopping over the Rabbit Hole, Scaramucci provides invaluable and pragmatic advice on how to start a business, continuously improve your professional acumen and transform failure into opportunity. An insightful and resourceful guide for any entrepreneur, dreamer or Presidential candidate."
—Mark Cuban, Owner of Dallas Mavericks & Chairman and CEO, AXS TV
“The most valuable thing Anthony Scaramucci teaches us about success is how important, even necessary, failure is. As he shows, we all face setbacks — but it’s how we learn from them that governs whether we ultimately succeed or fail.”
—Arianna Huffington, Founder, Huffington Post & Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
"A captivating, inspirational, and thoughtful book on dealing with setbacks and successes - and generating more of the latter than the former - by a leading entrepreneur, investor, and television host of extraordinary energy, vision, charisma, and brains. A great read!"
—General (Ret.) David Petraeus, Commander of the Surges in Iraq and Afghanistan & Chairman of the KKR Global Institute.
“All entrepreneurs are risk-takers. There are good days and bad days. But you learn one thing: ‘All sickness isn’t death.’ Anthony’s book is a good blueprint for how to recover from those occasional stumbles. It all begins with a plan. A fool with a plan can beat a genius with no plan any day.”
—Boone Pickens, Chairman & CEO, BP Capital
"This is something exceptionally rare in the entrepreneurship literature: someone telling you how he overcame his problems and made lemonade out of lemons. Anthony has skin in the game. He is funny, direct, deep, and insightful. The book is so gripping you can read it standing up. A must read."
—Nassim Taleb, Bestselling-Author of The Black Swan & Distinguished Scientific Advisor, Universa Investments
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About the Author
Anthony Scaramucci is the Founder and Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital, a global alternative investment and advisory firm. The firm has $5.8 billion in assets under management or advisement as of January 31, 2012. He was the cofounder of Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001 after building a managed account business and four hedge funds having in aggregate more than $800 million of assets. Upon Neuberger Berman's sale to Lehman Brothers in 2003, he served as a Managing Director in their Investment Management Division. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Scaramucci worked at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he was appointed a Vice President in Private Wealth Management in 1993. Mr. Scaramucci is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 New York Award in the Financial Services category and a board member of Warrior Gateway, The Lymphoma Foundation, and The Brain Tumor Foundation. He is also on the Board of Overseers for the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University and a member of the NYC Financial Services Advisory Committee and BENS (Business Executives for National Security). Mr. Scaramucci is the author of Goodbye Gordon Gekko: How to Find Your Fortune Without Losing Your Soul and a regular CNBC contributor.
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