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Author Weiss, Stanley A., author.

Title Being dead is bad for business : a memoir / Stanley A. Weiss.

Publication Info. Austin : Disruption Books, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Nippersink PLD Adult Biography - NPLY-11  B WEI    AVAILABLE
Description xi, 435 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "A skinny Jewish kid from Philadelphia training to fight and likely die in the U.S. invasion of Japan in 1945, Stanley Weiss came home to the death of his loving but weak father, who left his mother penniless. Vowing on the spot not to let his insecurities limit him as they had his father, Weiss pledged that his mother would never have to worry. Later, a humiliation suffered at the hands of his wealthy girlfriend's famous father ignited in him a determination to better himself in every way and live life to the fullest"--Dustjacket flap.
Contents The argument -- Lessons from Queen Street -- The chance -- Enlisted -- Learning the advantages of partnership -- First love -- Imagine Sisyphus happy -- The spy who taught me -- Catching the bug in Mexico -- Getting screwed, getting serious -- Manganeso Mexicano -- Montaña de Manganeso -- Frank Senkowsky -- The Angel of independences -- Falling in love with the Poppers -- The mysteries of marriage -- Hans and my grinding mill -- Hans and Gretl -- New partners, new opportunities -- Ah, San Francisco -- At odds -- Destroyed -- Ramparts -- Chicago's fierce dogs -- Everything changes -- The Pentagon Papers and Project Harvest Moon -- Moving to London -- Adrift -- Wild and crazy in New Hollywood -- My Gstaad -- Gaining traction -- Turning fifty -- The citizens party -- Seeing what wasn't there -- Being dead is bad for business -- Finding my voice -- Counselor -- There's something about Charley -- Coming of age -- Crossing a ravine on a rope -- Growing our footprint across the world -- Looking in the mirror -- Bleeding on the keyboard -- Finding gold after all.
Summary Stanley Weiss chronicles his interesting life in this memoir.
Subject Weiss, Stanley A.
Businessmen -- United States -- Biography.
Success -- Psychological aspects.
ISBN 1633310124 (print)
9781633310124 (print)

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