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Book Review: 1-800-Awesome: Tactics for Making $10,000 an Hour by Chris Rugh

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1-800-Awesome: Tactics for Making $10,000 an Hour, by Chris Rugh, is an ambitious work on how to turn knowledge and expertise into cash. Rugh challenges us to work smarter and dominate the business of our choice. Dominating the business means to select an important goal or milestone, be patient, recognize what success constitutes and be thankful when it comes to you.

The presentation begins with a brief foray into bankruptcy auctions where spectacular deals can be made with small amounts of money. There are other ways to make money like owning a successful franchise or engaging in network marketing.

In the quest for making money, there are limits. The most limiting aspect is to avoid taking risks where we can ill afford to take losses. A successful business has a tipping point which matches what you are offering with what customers want or must have. Each entrepreneur needs to know the message or hook that will reach customers uniformly and get their attention long enough to make an irresistible sales pitch.

There are three elements for a successful business. These are a good business model, top management and seed money to get the idea off the ground and into a profit as soon as possible.

A good leader is surrounded with top people. The next step is to know when to get out of the way at critical points and visualize the goal, so that the business can grow and thrive. Ultimately, the true measure of success is how little time you can spend making as much money as possible in an hour.

Sometimes, a top business person must change the environment. Your associates matter! If you want to achieve your goals at home, at work, and at play, you need to surround yourself with people who support and encourage you on your journey, not those who would lead you from the path or jealously demand your time and attention.

A strength of the presentation is that Chris Rugh provides great information resources like a blog, book site, speaking engagements, a webinar, coaching, social media sites and great branding.

1-800-Awesome is a compendium of good advice on how to pursue a viable money-making idea through the various stages from the initial concept through to implementation and maturation.

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About Dr Joseph S Maresca

I've taught approx. 34 sections of collegiate courses including computer applications, college algebra, collegiate statistics, law, accounting, finance and economics. The experience includes service as a Board Director on the CPA Journal and Editor of the CPA Candidates Inc. Newsletter. In college, I worked as a statistics lab assistant. Manhattan College awarded a BS in an allied area of operations research. The program included courses in calculus, ordinary differential equations, probability, statistical inference, linear algebra , the more advanced operations research, price analysis and econometrics. Membership in the Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society was granted together with the degree. My experience includes both private account and industry. In addition, I've worked extensively in the Examinations Division of the AICPA from time to time. Recently, I passed the Engineering in Training Exam which consisted of 9 hours of examination in chemistry, physics, calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability/ statistics, fluids, electronics, materials science/structure of matter, mechanics, statics, thermodynamics, computer science, dynamics and a host of minor subject areas like engineering economics. A very small percentage of engineers actually take and pass the EIT exam. The number has hovered at circa 5%. Several decades ago, I passed the CPA examination and obtained another license in Computer Information Systems Auditing. A CISA must have knowledge in the areas of data center review, systems applications, the operating system of the computer, disaster recovery, contingency planning, developmental systems, the standards which govern facility reviews and a host of other areas. An MBA in Accounting with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Computer Applications/ Information Systems , an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Organizational Design were earned at New York University-Graduate School of Business (Stern ). In December of 2005, an earned PhD in Accounting was granted by the Ross College. The program entrance requires a previous Masters Degree for admittance together with a host of other criteria. The REGISTRAR of Ross College contact is: Tel . US 202-318-4454 FAX [records for Dr. Joseph S. Maresca Box 646 Bronxville NY 10708-3602] The clinical experience included the teaching of approximately 34 sections of college accounting, economics, statistics, college algebra, law, thesis project coursework and the professional grading of approx. 50,000 CPA examination essays with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, membership is held in the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chartered in 1994. Significant writings include over 10 copyrights in the name of the author (Joseph S. Maresca) and a patent in the earthquake sciences.
  • Boris

    This review says absolutely nothing.