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

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

Anthony Scaramucci, Peter Diamandis (Foreword by), Tony Robbins (Introduction)

ISBN: 978-1-119-15366-5

Oct 2016

208 pages

$18.99

Description

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.

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