The Power of Broke

The Power of Broke

How Empty Pockets, A Tight Budget, and A Hunger for Success Can Become your Greatest Competitive Advantage

Book - 2015
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Daymond John has been practicing the power of broke ever since he started selling his home-sewn t-shirts on the streets of Queens. With no funding and a $40 budget, Daymond had to come up with out-of-the box ways to promote his products. Luckily, desperation breeds innovation, and so he hatched an idea for a creative campaign that eventually launched the FUBU brand into a $6 billion dollar global phenomenon. But it might not have happened if he hadn’t started out broke - with nothing but a heart full of hope and a ferocious drive to succeed by any means possible. Here, the FUBU founder and star of ABC’s Shark Tank shows that, far from being a liability, broke can actually be your greatest competitive advantage as an entrepreneur. Why? Because starting a business from broke forces you to think more creatively. It forces you to use your resources more efficiently. It forces you to connect with your customers more authentically, and market your ideas more imaginatively. It forces you to be true to yourself, stay laser focused on your goals, and come up with those innovative solutions required to make a meaningful mark. Drawing his own experiences as an entrepreneur and branding consultant, peeks behind-the scenes from the set of Shark Tank, and stories of dozens of other entrepreneurs who have hustled their way to wealth, John shows how we can all leverage the power of broke to phenomenal success.
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, 2015.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781101903599
Call Number: BUSINESS & LAW/Small Business
658.1 JOHN
Characteristics: 269 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: New business enterprises.
Success in business.
Creative ability in business.
Strategic planning.
Additional Contributors: Paisner, Daniel


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Apr 03, 2018

Great book, great info. Good author, great information picked up. Recommend.

Dec 14, 2016

A must read for any aspiring or current entrepreneur!

Aug 03, 2016

Very down to earth and encouraging. It is an interesting concept that even when you have "nothing" you have "something" and you can make that "something" worth more than your "nothing".


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Aug 03, 2016

"...sometimes money isn't the answer. That's the power of broke, can make you or it can break you. And it's on you which way it will go."


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