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Bounce!: Failure, Resiliency, and Confidence to Achieve Your Next Great Success

ISBN: 978-0-470-22408-3
256 pages
January 2008
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Conventional business wisdom tells you that there’s always something to learn from failure. Not true, says Barry Moltz. Sometimes, failure just stinks. Bounce! explains how success and failure are simply normal outcomes in the regular lifecycle of a business and that process over the long term matters far more than individual outcomes. This book shows you how to build a business that can “bounce” through these cycles for long-term success. If you run a business, better make it Bounce!
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1 Get Ready for Adventure: You Have Never Heard a Speaker Like This Before.

Chapter 2 Archetypes of Success: Be Careful What You Wish For.

Chapter 3 I ’ve Got Your One-Hit Wonder: 867-5309.

Chapter 4 The World from Here: Start Where You Are.

Chapter 5 Forget the Archetypes: Messy Lines Teach Humility.

Chapter 6 Failure Is an Option: Flying Fear in Formation.

Chapter 7 Embracing Failure When It Happens.

Chapter 8 Failure Provides Choices.

Chapter 9 Do It Anyway: Be a Smart Risk Taker.

Chapter 10 A Little DAB Will Do Ya! Drive, Accept, and Build.

Chapter 11 Goal Setting: Establishing Your Own Scorecard.

Chapter 12 No Longer Black and White: Measure for Success in Technicolor.

Chapter 13 Read This Book—Then Throw It Away.

Afterword.

Summary: The Ten Building Bands for True Business Confi dence.

Biographies of Featured Less-than-Famous Businesspeople.

Notes.

Index.

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Barry J. Moltz has founded and run busi-nesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than fifteen years. After successfully selling his last operating business, he founded an angel investor group and an angel fund, and is a former advisor to the Board of the Angel Capital Education Foundation. He has been elected to the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame and is currently a business consultant and an internationally acclaimed speaker. He is also the author of You Need to Be a Little Crazy: The Truth About Starting and Growing Your Business, which is available in five languages.
To contact Barry or for the free companion workbook to Bounce!, go to www.barrymoltz.com.
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