A comprehensive autobiography/professional manual with a particular emphasis on those who are first-generation immigrants.
By John Shen ‧ RELEASE DATE: June 26, 2023
In 2008, the author was facing a difficult situation, standing on the windowsill of his Honolulu hotel room, contemplating a 16-story fall. The economic crisis had caused his Florida-based real estate agency to fail, leaving him in a “swamp of failure.” By 2023, he had founded five companies and was leading four of them, gaining recognition from major media outlets for his business acumen. He was a “parallel entrepreneur”, launching and operating multiple companies with no intention of selling them as soon as they became profitable. In this business memoir, Shen shares the philosophies and strategies that took him from a single catastrophic failure to success. He explains the benefits of pursuing a parallel entrepreneurial path and the talents necessary to succeed, such as capitalizing on new laws and legislation, valuing revenue over profit, and maintaining a work-life balance. His experiences are illustrated with bright, colorful, and upbeat graphics, relatable analogies, and various sidebars. The memoir also includes photographs and interviews with Shen’s colleagues, fellow CEOs, employees, and his business partner and wife, Stella Zhang. The text is accessible to any aspiring entrepreneur, startup, or established organization, with special attention paid to immigrants who often face unique obstacles. The book focuses on the inspirational, emphasizing aiding others who seek to become entrepreneurs and giving back to the community, rather than taking a cutthroat approach.
Pub Date: June 26, 2023
Page Count: 320
Publisher: Precocity Press
Review Posted Online: June 27, 2023