How did this determined young entrepreneur achieve such spectacular success so quickly? Can others learn his secrets and emulate his accomplishments? Can you?
Part The Art of the Deal and part Why Should White Guys Have All the Fun, The Peebles Principles distills the lessons Mr. Peebles has learned on his journey from congressional page to CEO of the largest black-owned real-estate development firm in the nation. These crisp, straightforward principles can help any motivated entrepreneur go from dirt poor to filthy rich in a hurry.
Some lessons are motivational and inspirational; many are hardball business how-to's that apply in any industry and any type of transaction. Key Peebles Principles include:
Make your money going into the deal
Control of the deal is more important than cash
Being lucky means being ready
If the key doesn't fit, change the lock
Be a bulldog on details
Listen to your first instinct
Respond quickly to attacks
Find out what the other side really wants and give it to them
Turn vinegar into wine; setbacks are opportunities in disguise
Seeing value is everything
Be the last man standingColorful and detailed behind-the-scenes accounts of each transaction provide a real-world business context for each principle and show you how to apply them in practice.
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By Jeremiah boucher on 18-06-12
great commercial real estate book!
Would you consider the audio edition of The Peebles Principles to be better than the print version?
What did you like best about this story?
breaking down the politics and details of each commercial real estate transaction
Which character – as performed by Dion Graham and R. Donahue Peebles – was your favorite?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
the political relationships Donahue formulated in Washington dc, san fran, & Miami were very very interesting and helpful in furthering my investing career
Any additional comments?
if you invest in commercial real estate, buy this book, its candid and extremely helpful in formulating a strategy to acquire bigger and better properties.
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By Leslie B James on 26-07-18
Pebbles drops pearls of wisdom.
Grateful! I enjoyed every chapter, especially the summaries at the end. Very practical entrepreneurial insight. #MyMenor
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