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Love Leadership: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World by John Hope Bryant

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Chapter 3. Love Makes Money

Growing up, I tried almost every conceivable way to make money. I wanted to get rich, and I was in a big hurry to do it. In my teens, I launched an automotive detailing business and a mail-order business and several other enterprises that died in rapid succession.

When I was eighteen, I started a concert promotions company and almost lost everything. At my first concert at a new convention hall in Rialto, California, there were more folks on my payroll than individuals in the audience. My so-called friends whom I had hired to help stood in line to be paid at the end of the night, even though it was obvious that the venture was a first-class flop. I learned that night that I needed a completely new business strategy, ...

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