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Self-Made in America: Plain Talk for Plain People about the Meaning of Success

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Once a New York City cop, John McCormack made his first million on Wall Street in his twenties, and lost it before he was thirty. He went to work for—and learned from—savvy businessmen who had made it from the ground up. Blending their wisdom with his own entrepreneurial gifts, McCormack made a stunningly successful comeback. Here he shares his inspiring story as well as ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 20th 1992 by Basic Books
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Jul 20, 2009 Rich rated it it was amazing
This book is part memoir, part self-help. John McCormack, an NYC cop who saved his money and every year he and his brother would open a little neighborhood Christmas tree lot. They saved the money, and eventually invested it, and made a killing in the stock market almost over night--he was a millionaire at 25. He was hired by an Wall Street investment firm, given a big salary and lived high on the hog--limos, champagne and bimbos. 18 months later he was broke and bankrupt, $250,000 in debt, ...more
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I found this book very inspiring when I was in the midst of my toughest business struggles. I highly recommend for anyone needing a little encouragement to make it through the tough times, personal, professional or financial.
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