HOW TO CATCH A SHARK – BY ANTHONY AMOS
to understand a little more about what this book is about, here is a recap on a couple of chapters.
Identifying Your Prey
What is a shark in today’s business world? Sharks are tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons and they are always searching for the best businesses and products that America has to offer. There is even a critically-acclaimed reality show called Shark Tank where entrepreneurs try to convince a panel of sharks to part with their own money and become investors in their company.
Warren Buffet, Richard Branson, Oprah, Ted Turner – these are powerful people who are potential investors in your company – all are sharks. Entrepreneurs understand how much value a shark can bring to their effort; they bring their business acumen, their connections, they can bring advice. But no matter what phase a company is in, the owner needs to be able to identify the different types of sharks or they could easily be gobbled up themselves.
Amos describes the unique types of sharks, from the nocturnal Nurse shark who is known for being the silent partner; they may invest as part of a group and really only care about the return on their investment, to the Hammerhead shark, the most social of the sharks who enjoy swimming in large schools of other business experts and have no natural enemies. These and several more types of sharks can provide the funding and connections you may desperately need as an entrepreneur, but if you pick to hunt the wrong shark you may end up just chumming the waters.
UNLEASHED BOOK BY ANTHONY J AMOS