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I Am an Entrepreneur

“Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”

THOMAS EDISON

inventor of the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the practical lightbulb, and pioneer of electric power

I’m an entrepreneur. A successful one.

But don’t let that fool you.

I’m unqualified to be in any of my ventures.

If I was an employer and was handed my résumé, I wouldn’t hire me.

I’m in KISS, currently celebrating our fortieth year of World Domination. I cofounded the band with my partner Paul Stanley. (Remember the word partner. It’s going to come up a few times in this book.) KISS has broken box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles. And we have literally thousands of licensed and merchandised products around the world that ...

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