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Hardcover How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America Book

ISBN: 0887308082

ISBN13: 9780887308086

How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America

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African-Americans are entering the business world in unprecedented numbers, and Earl G. Graves serves as their role model and mentor. Graves, one of the most influential and well-known executives in... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Wise Soul in the Business World

I like Earl Graves' message with this book. He is very straightforward in principles of success in business and he is very good about giving credit where credit is due. He gives strong advice and has the track record (and magazine) to prove it.

African American Success

Earl Graves is a valued member in the African American community, his contributions are culturally constructive, professionally progressive, and economically empowering. We support him because his goal is to empower African Americans. If you gave Earl's a rating of 4 or more, we clicked `yes' for the question "Was this review helpful to you?"

Very Influential For All Races

I came accross this book in a search for people I grew with from my childhood days. Whereas my relationship with one of Earl's sons was mixed at best, I realized that my classmate grew up in a very unique environment and was curious as to that lifestyle. Let me say that How To Suceed In Business Without Being White is an extremely well written book on business and life. Yes it is written from an African Man's struggles and successes in establishing a better place for his people. However, the principles, values, thoughts, ideas, etc that Earl Graves discusses is definitely something that applies to people of all races. Earl discusses the importance of standing up for your family and your fellow man. I enjoyed reading the pieces where he actively sold for his son, Butch to get his fair shot at an NBA career. Also, it was nice to read about how Earl influenced his children to do their own yardwork and to keep close ties with each other. The Graves family court segment comment is amusing. The fact that he discusses things from an African American point of view should not be lost on the white man or other races by any means. There is some very valuable advice that is given on franchising, investing,entrepreneurship, childraising, networking, and Family loyalty where anyone can gain knowledge. Its good to read of someone who values hard work and the opportunity to compete effectively in today's ever changing business world. Earl Graves articulates these values in a very captivating way and I highly recommend this book for business people black or white or otherwise.


This is the best book I read about success... I was so empowered...I listen to this atleast 2 a year.

Excellent Advice for ANYONE

When I first saw the title of this book I was a bit taken aback. In all honesty I expected commentary on how the white man is out to get up and coming blacks. I was pleasantly surprised when I began reading it. This book is an excellent source of information for people of all races. The advice given in the book is truley effective in the business world. I would reccomend this to anyone.
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