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by Bill Retherford,Jim Clayton

  • ISBN: 0972638903
  • Author: Bill Retherford,Jim Clayton
  • ePub ver: 1797 kb
  • Fb2 ver: 1797 kb
  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 440
  • Publisher: Fsb Pr; 1st Edition edition (December 4, 2002)
  • Formats: azw txt lrf lrf
  • Category: Memoris
  • Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
epub First A Dream download

Warren Buffett read 'First a Drem' then bought Clayton Homes. Some wear but overall good condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Warren Buffett read 'First a Drem' then bought Clayton Homes. It's an interesting success story filled with terrific business lessons. Learn how he created.

First a Dream, by Jim Clayton. As soon as I heard that Warren bought Clayton Homes after reading about how Jim Clayton built and ran the company I bought and read the book without delay.

Clayton published an autobiography, First a Dream (FSB Press, ISBN 978-726389-0-6), in 2002, cowritten with Bill Retherford

Clayton published an autobiography, First a Dream (FSB Press, ISBN 978-726389-0-6), in 2002, cowritten with Bill Retherford

First a Dream" by Jim Clayton and Bill Retherford.

First a Dream" by Jim Clayton and Bill Retherford.

Home Jim Clayton, Bill Retherford First A Dream. Jim Clayton, Bill Retherford. ISBN 10: 0972638903, ISBN 13: 9780972638906. From those humble beginnings, he would one day become a Great American Success Story, and a perennial member of the Forbes 400 wealthiest Americans.

Buffett told the students how much he liked the book, and they called Kevin Clayton, Jim’s son to deliver the news.

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By Jim Clayton, Bill Retherford. This book has 1 recommendation. Buffett told the students how much he enjoyed the book, and they urged him to call Kevin Clayton, Jim's son and the company's CEO, to deliver the praise directly.

Buffett told the students how much he enjoyed the book, and they urged him to call Kevin Clayton, Jim's son and the company's CEO, to deliver the praise directly.

This is a captivating "rags to riches" story, as a young boy discovers during the Depression that hard work and sheer perseverance are the keys to living his dreams.

First A Dream is filled with practical, easy-to-understand, no-nonsense business lessons that the entrepreneur can apply to his or her own life -- describing the qualities an effective leader must possess, the key methods to inspiring team members, and the development of culture and values that are critical to the success of a small business as well as a multibillion dollar conglomerate.

Comments (7)

inform
Good book about hardship and dreams.
INwhite
Good book. Motivational.
Qumenalu
Just about okay read - a lot of self praise, no spectacular lessons - hype does not meet reality (not enough in there for a meaty biography).
Shazel
Outstanding!
Lamranilv
I was inspired to buy this book after hearing Jim Clayton speak at a conference to Mobile Home Investors. I was encouraged by his talk of integrity in the workplace with employees and customers. However, in the book I was saddened by the fact that he was divorced TWICE because of both his wives being neglected. He explained in the book that if a Clayton Home customer had a problem they would do whatever it takes to make them a happy customer. I guess that does not apply to his personal life. I realize that he could have omitted the divorce details from his book and to his credit he did not say anything negative about his ex-wives except that the divorces were expensive.

I give this book 3 stars because I believe a business owner could learn alot from Jim Clayton but we all need to make sure our wives and children are held in higher esteem than our careers.
digytal soul
This was a good book for anyone to read. A true story of the "American Dream."
OCARO
If you're going to write an autobiography, it helps to have an interesting life. Jim Clayton has that in spades. A good title helps as well. Clayton also has that (I would accuse him of stealing the term from Jim Valvano, but Coach V had a much better title for his autobiography, so I suppose he would let it slide). Clayton grew up (literally) dirt-floor poor, trained as both an engineer and lawyer, founded a mobile home empire, and advertised at one point by hosting his own TV show--complete with his own music. Big-time executives tend to have a few foibles that put a ceiling on their autobiographies: ego, elitism, and a guardedness earned over decades navigating office politics. Clayton still suffers from two of the three, but he's no elitist. As you might expect from a man in the mobile home business. It dramatically improves the story. He speaks with a lot more candor than to be expected, although there's nothing quite right about his explanations of his few scandals.
First a Dream, by Jim Clayton

Any book that would make Warren Buffett spend billions to buy a company after reading it needs to be read ASAP. As soon as I heard that Warren bought Clayton Homes after reading about how Jim Clayton built and ran the company I bought and read the book without delay. I have a long list of books that both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger mentioned and recommend on my blog: [...]

This book made a huge impression on me, in fact I ordered it for several friends and business associates to read. It really gives you the insight and motivation to build and grow a company. There are many parts of the book that I made copies of and keep in my scrap book, such as Jim's mission statement and his company's growth history. Jim Clayton is refreshingly honest about his business successes as well as his blunders. He openly talks about bankruptcies and investigations which many would have avoided.

As with many of the books I have reviewed both on Amazon and on my blog you read about and experience what it take to be a winner in business, what kind of attitude you need and how optimism plays such an important part in any business success. One might think that fate and fortune were just waiting for Clayton to come along and take them by the hand, but you can see from this book the tremendous drive, motivation, will to succeed, optimism and foresight that went into his increasable career. If you really contemplate what it take to shake off a bankruptcy after giving a business everything you have and get right back in the game and do it all over again, it's very encouraging for anyone that has had a few tough times in business.

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