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Author Banayan, Alex, author.

Title The third door : the wild quest to uncover how the world's most successful people launched their careers / Alex Banayan.

Publication Info. New York : Currency, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    650.1 BAN    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First Edition.
Description xv, 300 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "The larger-than-life journey of an 18-year-old college freshman who set out from his dorm room to track down Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, and dozens more of the world's most successful people to uncover how they broke through and launched their careers. The Third Door takes readers on an unprecedented adventure--from hacking Warren Buffett's shareholders meeting to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Gaga--as Alex Banayan travels from icon to icon, decoding their success. After remarkable one-on-one interviews with Bill Gates, Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak, Jane Goodall, Larry King, Jessica Alba, Pitbull, Tim Ferriss, Quincy Jones, and many more, Alex discovered the one key they have in common: they all took the Third Door. Life, business, success... it's just like a nightclub. There are always three ways in. There's the First Door: the main entrance, where ninety-nine percent of people wait in line, hoping to get in. The Second Door: the VIP entrance, where the billionaires and celebrities slip through. But what no one tells you is that there is always, always... the Third Door. It's the entrance where you have to jump out of line, run down the alley, bang on the door a hundred times, climb over the dumpster, crack open the window, sneak through the kitchen--there's always a way in. Whether it's how Bill Gates sold his first piece of software or how Steven Spielberg became the youngest studio director in Hollywood history, they all took the Third Door"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Step 1: Ditch the line. Staring at the ceiling ; The price is right ; The storage closet -- Step 2: Run down the alley. The Spielberg game ; Crouching in the bathroom ; Qi time ; The hidden reservoir -- Step 3: Find your inside man. The dream mentor ; The rules ; Adventures only happen to the adventurous ; Bite off more than you can chew ; That's how you do business ; Exponential life ; The avoidance list ; You can't out-Amazon Amazon ; No one ever asks ; It's all gray -- Step 4: Trudge through the mud. Hallelujah! ; Grandpa Warren ; the Motel 6 ; Frog kissing ; The shareholders meeting ; MR: KINGGG! ; The final bullet -- Step 5: Take the third door. The Holy Grail: Part I ; The Holy Grail: Part II ; The third door ; Redefining success ; Staying an intern ; The collision ; Turning darkness into light ; Sitting down with death ; The impostor ; The greatest gift ; Getting in the game.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Success in business.
Motivation (Psychology)
Added Title 3rd door
ISBN 9780804136662 (hardback)
0804136661 (hardback)
9780804136679 (eISBN)

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