Giveaway has ended. Some of you may remember that back in November I gave away a copy of “$1,000 Dollars & An Idea” by Sam Wyly, and My Two Dollars reader Deborah won that copy. Well, lucky for you I found my other copy of the book and I want to give this one away as well! Here is what I said about the book last time:
Mr. Wyly wrote this book to tell readers what he learned while starting all his various companies – University Computing, Maverick Capital, Michaels Stores and Green Mountain Energy. The title of the book stems from the fact that he took $1,000 of his savings to start University Computing, took it public two years later, and became a millionaire at just 30 years old. If you should be reading about anyone starting with nothing and growing a business into something this big, it is definitely Mr. Wyly.
Without sounding like an egotistical businessman, he talks a lot about exactly what it takes to start and grow very successful businesses, which is great for people like me working to get their own things going. It’s a great combination of both a story and advice and makes for a pretty interesting read. The most important thing to take away from this book? Have confidence in yourself, as you will never succeed if you don’t. If you are struggling to start a business or need some encouragement along the way, you should check out this book.
So, want to win this copy? I am making it easy this time – all you have to do is leave a comment here on this post (with your email address so I can contact you if you win) and I will randomly select the winner from those who comment. Only one entry per person, open to US residents only (due to shipping costs), and the contest will end Friday, February 6th at 8am MST with the winner being announced later that morning. Good luck! Giveaway has ended.