Off the Bus, Into a Supercar!

How I became a top TV star and celebrated investor

by Baybars Altuntas

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 19/11/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781452522418
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 232
ISBN : 9781452522401

About the Book

I did it my way! So can you!

As the son of a teacher and a retired army officer, I would never in my wildest dreams have thought that the company I started without a penny to my name would become a multi-mullion-dollar business. Or that the president of the United States of America – the land of entrepreneurs – would invite me to the White House to talk about entrepreneurship or that the Turkish prime minister, who leads the 16th largest economy in the world, would hand me a letter to deliver in person to President Obama.

I couldn’t have imagined that I would one day be on CNN International commenting on President Obama’s Washington summit or that I would be one of the 110 Dragons from 22 countries on the most important entrepreneurship TV show in the world, Dragons’ Den (Shark Tank in the US).

I had no money, no one to help me or back me up in the beginning but all those things really happened. I wholeheartedly believe that our beautiful world is one where dreams are capable of becoming reality so long as we work towards the realization of those dreams.

I wish for everyone to be able to look at the world in the same optimistic way as I do, to see the bigger picture in the same frame. If the son of a teacher and army officer can find success, then I am sure that you can too, but probably much more easily.

I am confident that, once you start reading this book, you won’t be able to put it down.

About the Author

Baybars Altuntas, the archetypal self-made man, is a world-renowned serial entrepreneur, angel investor, sought-after speaker, and television celebrity on Dragons’ Den.