In spite of recent stumbles, the unique American dream is alive and well as demonstrated in Entrepreneur, the amazing chronicle of one man’s journey through one of the most frenetic periods in American business history. Charlie Thomas recounts for us his struggle to build his business from an idea to a hugely successful IPO. During nine years at the helm Charlie recounts his path from start-up, to Wall Street darling to experiencing the telecom implosion firsthand. He shares his numerous “Lessons Learned” which entrepreneurs, college students, and laymen alike will find inspirational and educational. Entrepreneur offers a compelling account of growing a company through the market explosion of the 90’s to the shocking crises of the early 21st Century. Entrerpreneur will be interesting and educational for any existing business owners, anyone planning to start a company, and college students about to enter the business world.
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"Charlie Thomas is the complete American Entrepreneur. He has seen it all. He founded a company from scratch, took it public and grew to over $100 million in revenues, then experienced an unprecedented telecom meltdown that devastated an entire industry. In just a few years he rode a full business life cycle, something that normally takes generations and a number of CEOs. Thoughtful and candid, Charlie shares his exceptional entrepreneurial insights along with the lessons he learned -- all in terms that will prove invaluable to any would-be entrepreneur."
- Raymond Smith
Former Chairman and CEO, Verizon
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