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Nothing To Lose Everything To Gain: Bagaimana Saya Berubah Dari Seorang Anggota Geng, Menjadi Seorang Pengusaha Multimiliuner

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Ryan Blair paham bagaimana caranya membangun sebuah bisnis dari nol. Seperti banyak pengusaha lainnya dia tidak memiliki pendidikan bisnis yang formal. Akan tetapi dia memiliki insting bertahan hidup yang sangat tinggi, ketekunan, dan, di atas segalanya, dia memiliki pola pikir “nothing to lose.”

Kehidupan kelas menengah Blair saat masih belia berhenti saat ayahnya yang ka
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 11th 2012 by Elex Media Komputindo (first published January 1st 2011)
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Winter Sophia Rose
Heartfelt, Inspirational, Empowering & Motivating! A Powerful Life Changing Read! I Loved It!
Nov 12, 2011 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all teenagers/young adults--at least read the first half!
Ryan Blair started his life in the middle class until his engineer Dad got hooked on meth and started beating his Mom. Previously Ryan had always been enterprising, taking on paper routes and other jobs. When his life was disrupted by poverty, Ryan got caught up in the gang life all around him. He was arrested numerous times and seemed destined for a life in and out of jail. Then his mom started dating a successful businessman who took Ryan under his wing and reignited Ryan's own entrepreneurial ...more
Sep 15, 2012 Chien rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty quick read. While you may question the validity of the multi-level marketing business model, you should come away from this book having a good sense of what being an entrepreneur means. He speaks frankly about sacrifice,reinvestment and being a guardian for your investors. Many business owners should learn the lessons from this book.
Oct 17, 2011 Landon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a recent MBA graduate, I have read countless books, articles, HBR studies, etc, regarding business. One complaint I have had is the lack of entrepreneurial conversation in business studies. This book helps rectify that. It is a well writen, clear, concise melding of Porter, Hill, Carnegy, Gladwell and the like.

This book will be my Christmas gift to my friends and peers.
Juliana Barker
Mar 28, 2012 Juliana Barker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can wait to Read this book... received it on Sunday from Ryan :)
Aug 23, 2011 Swan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The book is fluff, much like the businesses built by the author.
Sep 13, 2011 Jayfader rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful: proof of the love of money leading to nothing.
Ben Love
Dec 29, 2012 Ben Love rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This one literally turned up on my doorstep. Twice! The book fairies don’t visit often, but when they do it’s a fantastic surprise. (I still don’t know who sent me this, but thank you – whoever you are!!!)
Looking at the cover, the first thing that sprung to mind was The 50th Law – a book I intended to dislike but was somewhat blown away with by the time I finished the last page. Hard, edgy lessons from a life I have thankfully never lived.
I guess I was spoiled first time around because I didn’t
Andrea St.
Apr 04, 2013 Andrea St. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I spent quite a bit of time pondering what I wanted to say about Ryan's book, and the impact it had on me. That's mainly because there are so many things I found helpful and inspiring. It was hard to narrow it down to one specific thing, or even just one generalization. It's true that the book offers lots of insight into the world of entrepreneurship, gives lots of practical advice about running a business, and teaches some important life lessons. The thing that kept coming to mind though, as I ...more
Sep 22, 2011 Paul rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Thought that the book lacked useful advice for the start-up entrepreneur.
Aug 27, 2012 Arminius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The second part of the title in Ryan Blair’s book is what struck me. “How I went from Gang Member to Multi Millionaire Entrepreneur” seems like other great American rags to riches story. I was a little disappointed however when I read that his transformation from gang member was because his mother married a wealthy real estate magnate when Ryan was a young teenager. Then his step-father dragged him from “the streets” into a very hospitable and pleasant existence.

That being said, Ryan still prope
Sharon Carroll
Dec 09, 2012 Sharon Carroll rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Youth, Young Adults, those who can effect change
Recommended to Sharon by:
Shelves: audio-book
OMG!! This has to be if not the most, it's definitely in the top three of the most profound autobiography's I've ever read. Actually, I listened to it on which made it even better than reading for me. His story is freakin amazing! Every young person needs to be introduced and made to read or listen to Ryan Blair's story. What he did was nothing short of a miracle and guess what, they will see they too can over come anything! Any labels or titles that society has placed on you, any mi ...more
Lita Browning
Apr 04, 2013 Lita Browning rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone that is interested in owning thier own business
Recommended to Lita by: Ryan Blair
I started reading Ryan's book the evening I received it. I start reading and have a hard time putting it down. Most amazing book so far on Entrepreneurship that I have read to date. One of the most difficult things that I have done is try and figure out which one I desire the most. "Independence, Wealth, Recognition & Fame, or feeling of contribution" I had to write down what drives me. The biggest driver for me is Independence, I have worked myself out of so many positions by giving 100 to ...more
Abhinav Shrivastava
To be very honest I found the book to be good but not a life changing or anything out of the ordinary. The differentiation (and good too) was how at one time in his life the author was at the bottom and from there he was about to turn his life around. The title is well thought out too, when you really have nothing to lose you have a very different take on the situation and things around you. That’s how Blair started his career and many times practiced in negotiations or to build his business. Th ...more
Dec 12, 2014 Andrew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Much better than I expected given the cheesy cover. It's a bit Hollywood polished and you can tell it's written for the mainstream, but there's a ton good info in here. He provides practical advice directly from the trenches on everything from hiring, pitching to investors, lawyering up, cashing out, the whole cycle. His business was a weight loss nutritional line distributed through network marketing, which to me doesn't have a great connotation, but anyone who has built a business up to hundre ...more
Oct 09, 2011 Jodi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’d say I’m lukewarm on this one. Ryan certainly has a compelling story (which I like) but the book seemed to focus a lot on start-ups from the venture capital-backed world, rather than simple start-ups like mine. That world doesn’t hold any interest to me so I didn’t really find reading about it very interesting. The most interesting things to me were when Ryan talked about his life growing up, how he now recognizes the lessons his parents taught him and how he uses them in business.
David Kudlinski
Oct 11, 2014 David Kudlinski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a business book which is not too much of a chore to read. The lessons are very concise and to the point. Although the author, Ryan Blair, grew up under very harsh circumstances, he seems to have the innate competitiveness and drive to succeed. He is a very bright and astute business man, who networked well through groups of investors and mentors, and he received his main direction in life from his wealthy and shrewd step father. I admire his humility and religious moral perspective. But ...more
Fuyuko Gratton
Dec 25, 2011 Fuyuko Gratton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
somewhat inspirational...not a profound one but definitely a motivator; good starting point for small business newbies like myself; easy reading, i.e. not too complicated, not in a good that even you are not an expert you get the ideas. I'm not in par with some of his visions but like his solid philosophy and strive for fairness and high ethic.
Robert Chapman
My favorite books tend to be short and concise in the value they offer. Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain fits this style perfectly. I would not call this book a self-help book, instead it's an honest account of what the author has learned throughout his travels from humble beginnings to business success.

When someone learns something through failure or making a mistake, it always lends credibility to the lesson they are trying to teach. The linkage between the authors missteps and what he lear
Kenya Alu
Apr 04, 2013 Kenya Alu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredible and inspiring story. A good shot in the arm for anyone who thinks they can't accomplish much because of their background or circumstances. Should be required reading for every high school aged student.
Sep 26, 2016 Phylisha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I will give this book one positive remark, and that is it includes a few great tips and explanations about how to work effectively in the business realm.

Other than the few moments I felt Ryan provided useful information I did not like nor did I believe most of this book. To keep this review concise I'll list the things I did not enjoy.

1. He started the book by bragging about the artwork and amount of material items he has that he stated was to encourage the reader, but I felt it was more to show
Laurie Anderson
Oct 14, 2016 Laurie Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honest, raw, and transformational. I read this during a time of transition in my life. It was the words of hard earned wisdom that helped me turn around my situation at the time. I chose to end was I was tolerating and work towards freedom. Two years later, my life has transformed for the better.
Whatever walk of life that you come from, the lessons in this book will help you be better than you used to be. The most valuable lesson for me, "never let them steal your milk"!! READ the book to know
Robert Dunlap
Nov 14, 2014 Robert Dunlap rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is awesome. It fits well with my recent reading of Gene Simmons's Me, Inc.

If you're looking for rocket science, you won't find it here. Ironically, that's one of the secrets to success: many of the rules are very, very simple though difficult to follow. I love turnarounds, I love value creation, I love personal responsibility and frankness. He pulls light from the darkness both of his own life and from the negative examples and cards dealt him. Have a passion and follow it. This is how
Troy Swinehart
Feb 26, 2016 Troy Swinehart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book #22 - I have owned this for quite some time but ended up following Ryan through his blog posts and just never got around to it.

(Typical me, always doing things out of order. This will be #21. I really need something after Zen Mind. Maybe this will align my chakras!)

Fantastic book! I finished this in 3 marathon sessions and ran the batter out of my iPad TWICE! It's not often that a "I did it my way" book catches my eye and I must say that Ryan Blair really put himself out there. Offering sou
Katya Bychkova
Feb 05, 2015 Katya Bychkova rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like to read books written by people that are street smart (not necessarily book smart). Perhaps, such taste in books formed because I grew up under my parents wing, reading lots of classic literature. I really didn’t have a chance to really figure out how things work in the “real,” not academic, world until I started my first job. About that time, I picked up the book Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur (2011) because it promised t ...more
Very quick read with some substance and some good life lessons. I would not recommend this book to most of my friends since they are all hard working individuals but the author definitely does a good job being honest with his mistakes. I did not enjoy the constant repetition of his book tittle, and was never blown away from any of the advice he gave.
Matthew Rowles
I think the tagline was to sell more books. The book quickly turns from a short, early-life biography to a full blown manual for running successful startups. I gave an extra star because it's good to rehash and be motivated, having an entrepreneurial mindset, but otherwise a mildly interesting story cloaked in common sense practices. I do like the author and it was a quick read, but just felt a bit mislead.
Good read, I wish he would have talked more about his background story and woven that in, but overall a quick decent read. Had a few good pointers about business in general, but nothing to weighty.
Karla Brousseau Head
Loved this book, such an incredible story. Ryan is truly an inspiration & I am really humbled to be part of his company. I have the utmost respect for him & am excited to see him continue to grow.
Jennifer Dalton
Jul 17, 2013 Jennifer Dalton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ryan Blair shares his soul in this book! And some very valuable lessons. His honesty is refreshing and as he tells of all of the horrible conditions he fought his way out of, your heart will break. Even if you have no intentions of becoming an entrepreneur, you can still benefit from reading this book. The lessons taught can be applied to your own circumstances and how to adapt your attitude in order to turn things around for yourself. Ryan will also make you laugh with his wit and teach you imp ...more
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