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Hopping over the Rabbit Hole : How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 21mm | 378g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119116333
  • 9781119116332
  • 483,469

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"You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."
--Walt Disney



In Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole, Anthony Scaramucci provides firsthand, introspective and candid accounts to help you strategically take control of your future by embracing your inevitable failures and turning them into potential successes.

Writing with wisdom, vulnerability, and humor, Scaramucci candidly offers entrepreneurs--and all ambitious professionals--the tools needed to reimagine the ordinary and transform it into a simple, yet revolutionary idea while creating scalable and sustainable businesses. From starting three successful businesses, to creating an internationally renowned brand, to hosting his own television show, this serial entrepreneur inspires you to follow your dreams, pursue your passions, stare failure in the face, and never give up.

The path to success is distinctly human--often rutted by unnerving pitfalls and endless self-doubt--but this book offers the necessary inspiration and concrete blueprint to transform your life, turn adversity into accomplishment, and achieve your dreams, again and again.
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Praise for Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole



"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 the 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 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 and 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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Table of contents

Foreword ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 The Shape of Things to Come 3 Seeing Around Corners Chapter 2 From Peril to Pivot 25 Acknowledging Mistakes & Transitioning Ahead Chapter 3 Fear. Failure. Focus. 33 Early Lessons in Entrepreneurship Chapter 4 Snap Out of It! 41 Looking Back to Move Forward Chapter 5 An Entrepreneurial Blueprint The Don ts of Building a Business 49 Chapter 6 Holding Grudges Brush that Chip off your Shoulder 63 Chapter 7 An Introduction to the Important Things in Life 75 The Key to Living a Rich Life Chapter 8 Partnering Up 87 The J-Curve They Don t Teach You About in Business School Chapter 9 Negotiating Need Not Be War 101 Leaving Money at the Table Chapter 10 Don t Hire Quarterbacks, Hire Linemen 111 The Simple Formula for Building a Successful Team Chapter 11 Person to Person 121 From Management to Corporate Citizenship Chapter 12 Image Is Everything 133 Owning Your Message Chapter 13 Networking, Sprezzatura, & Being Your Authentic Self 141 The Keys to Building Relationships Chapter 14 Sell without Selling Your Soul 155 Chapter 15 Be Bold Marketing Takes Courage 167 Standing Out by Sticking Your Neck Out Conclusion I Am Enough 177 Acknowledgments 183 About the Author 187 Index 189
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"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 Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci is an entrepreneur, financier, bestselling author, and philanthropist. In 2005, he founded SkyBridge Capital, a multi-billion-dollar global investment firm and producer of the SALT Conference, the premier thought leadership forum on alternative investments and alternative thinking. Prior to founding SkyBridge, he co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management.

Scaramucci is the co-host of Wall Street Week and a contributor to the Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. He also hosts a podcast on entrepreneurship called "The Motivation Inside (TMI)." In 2016, Scaramucci was ranked #85 in Worth magazine's Power 100. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)--New York Award in the Financial Services category.

A native of Long Island, New York, he is a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard Law School.
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