Secrets of Success; Sam the Banana Man

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The Fish that swallowed the Whale, Sam the Banana Man.bananas

Recently I finished reading a story about a great man who built and empire out of ripe bananas that the big guys thought of as garbage.  He went on to command the largest fruit company in history while creating and toppling several governments and bringing great jobs to many in poverty stricken Central America.

I would recommend reading the book, and as a preview take a look at the article below written my the books author.





 Check out the WSJ article below to learn about 5 lessons that Sam leaves us with.  Then go read the book, you will be glad that you did.


Five Lessons From the Banana Man

Don't trust the experts, go see the jungle for yourself and other business lessons from a produce king

1. Go see for yourself.

2. Don't try to be smarter than the problem.

3. Don't trust the experts.

4. Money can be made again, but a lost reputation is gone forever.

5. When in doubt, do something!



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Golden1 Agents
San Mateo, CA

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like.

Thanks for sharing! :)

Oct 02, 2017 02:37 AM #1
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

I have a backlog of books on my reading list, but this one should probably be added to it. 

Oct 02, 2017 09:02 AM #2
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent

I really like lesson #2. I do believe that sometimes we outsmart ourselves.

Oct 02, 2017 12:39 PM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bob show what can be accomplished when you have a vision and follow through with it.

Oct 02, 2017 03:25 PM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Bob.  Thanks for the recommendation.  I will read this book.

Oct 04, 2017 04:55 AM #5
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Very inspiring blog post... the experts from far away, expensive, time delaying and you are paying for the entry level buzz words. Bob Crane ! Do your homework, hard word and creative spirit can accomplish anything. Reaching for the book like a monkey, you got me curious George. Put on the yellow hat Bob.

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