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As a burgeoning businessman in the 1980s, Steven Schussler stopped at nothing to make his dream of a tropical-themed restaurant come true, even turning his home into a rainforest-complete with indoor waterfall, life-size replica of an elephant and 40 tropical birds-in order to have a prototype to show potential investors. Drawing from his own life and business triumphsAs a burgeoning businessman in the 1980s, Steven Schussler stopped at nothing to make his dream of a tropical-themed restaurant come true, even turning his home into a rainforest-complete with indoor waterfall, life-size replica of an elephant and 40 tropical birds-in order to have a prototype to show potential investors. Drawing from his own life and business triumphs, Schussler offers would-be entrepreneurs a new way of utilizing creativity to achieve their dreams.Schussler distills his principles for entrepreneurs on a budget, and also reveals the ways in which his lessons-from self-branding to developing strategic partnerships to giving recognition where recognition is due-can work in larger corporations. Just like his famous themed restaurants, Schussler's insights provide entertainment, education, and ample food for thought for all business people aspiring to their next level of success....

Title : It's a Jungle in There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring
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ISBN : 9781402762895
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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It's a Jungle in There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring Reviews

  • Jim Przybelski
    2019-02-24 15:24

    I didn't agree with all the pure business advice, but there was some very interesting views on entrepreneurial/business creativity.

  • Loy Machedo
    2019-03-02 15:26

    It's a Jungle in There: Inspiring Lessons, Hard-Won Insights, and Other Acts of Entrepreneurial Daring by Steven Schussler, Marvin KarlinsA brutal black book. A grotesque gigantic gorilla. A cold compelling cover.This is what attracted me to the book the first place – the external appearance that made this book stand out.Then I began to wonder, could the content be the same….Something new? Different? Original?Or would it sadly be one of those hard to read, difficult to understand and bore-unto-death kind of published business book but with a great marketing cover?I searched for recommendations.Interesting.Lee Iacocca, Donald Trump, Harvey Mackay, Dr. Stephen Covey and a number of Vice Presidents & Chairpersons.Ho hum…..What have I to lose? Let go ahead, buy it and read it.So….on a quite Saturday night (mid-night actually), I began reading the book, hopefully to read a few chapters and then go off to sleep.However, as it turned out to be – that was just an assumed plan-of-action.It turned out that I could not put the book down.It was simply and absolutely – an amazing book!Consider this….Do you think you could dress up in a Superman outfit, seal yourself in box only to be driven to the other side of town to be delivered to a perspective employer for an interview?Do you think you would book the entire Disney amusement park with it characters just to propose to the woman you love?Do you possibly imagine yourself, walking into a corporate meeting room filled with 500 people, taking a birthday cake, to celebrate the birthday of the Vice-President of Coca-Cola - with only two problems. He never knew you were going to do this. And worse – it was not his birthday.My dear reader, welcome to ‘It’s a Jungle in there by Steven Schussler (with Marvin Karlins)’Now, before you dismiss Steven Schussler as a nut-job and reckless stuntman, mind you, he is a rags to riches story with unparalleled business principles and rock-solid values which has earned him many friends and fans over the years. The creative methods mentioned here, were some of the many unpredictable persistent practice shots he took to achieve his goals – and surprisingly, he was successful in getting what he wanted.What stood out in this book, was the writers sincerity, honesty and ability to admit failure. Each and every chapter was short, sweet and succinct and the points of wisdom - clear, concise and charismatic. And as a bonus, there was child-like humor present throughout the business book.The only objection, surprisingly was the usage of a few clichéd examples like that of citing Abraham Lincoln and his repeated failures and yes, the typical ‘never-give-up’ and ‘believe-and-you-can-achieve’ motivational pep talk.But we can’t be perfect now, can we? (I know. I am a bit in favor of this book!)Having said that, this book was indeed a very rare treat I was able to give myself. To all those intellectual aficionados and business-minded connoisseurs , I highly recommend this book as a Brilliant, Entertaining, Wisdom-filled, Sincere and simple back-to-school experience – that would refresh, revive and reaffirm your commitment to yourself and to your dreams.A very entertaining must read business book.Overall rating – 9 out of 10Loy Machedoloymachedo.com

  • Libby Baker Sweiger
    2019-03-11 12:59

    An inspiring story of Steve Schussler's life as an entrepreneur. Steve is a new friend and the creator of the Rainforest Cafes as well as many other imaginative restaurants located in Disney theme parks and elsewhere.Steve's life is a passionate embrace of all things possible if you will go after them 100%. Excellent book for any entrepreneur, like myself, or someone wanting to get to the next stage in their life successfully and with enthusiasm!Excellent read. Recommend it to everyone wanting to be successful or happy or both!

  • Kate Lillo
    2019-03-15 18:16

    Very compelling and inspiring, had my mind stewing with ideas by then end of it all!

  • Theodore Kinni
    2019-03-06 14:13

    Hunter Thompson embodied gonzo journalism; Schussler embodies gonzo entrepreneurship

  • Marialexandra
    2019-02-27 18:14

    A great read. It's an easy, funny read full of good advice and wonderful anecdotes every entrepreneur can learn from. Inspirational.

  • Wendy Pagonis
    2019-03-01 11:08

    Only 100 pages into it and I am addicted. It is entertaining and inspiring.

  • Aldo Aguirre
    2019-02-26 11:00

    Nothing new, but good for starting entrepreneurs.

  • Michael
    2019-03-24 13:13

    Very positive, some interesting stories, lots of good quotes and points on the faculties required by a successful entrepreneur.

  • Stephanie
    2019-02-24 14:06

    A great read! Also by my bed and signed by Schussler "Dear Stephanie - I know you will make it! Never - ever - ever give up...no matter what! No is YES, waiting to happen!"

  • Arijit
    2019-03-04 18:16

    An inspiring and entertaining read. Steven takes the readers to his amusing world of entrepreneurship. We get see his gimmicks, his struggle and his triumphs. Motivating..

  • Gera Barrera
    2019-03-24 19:27

    exelente e inspiradora historia sobre la creacion de Rainforest Cafe

  • Nahree
    2019-03-03 14:05

    A quick and entertaining read, but there's nothing new about entrepreneurship that I didn't really know before.

  • Christa
    2019-03-18 16:02

    3.5