We’re excited to share that Make Your Own Rules: A Renegade Guide to Unconventional Success by Wayne Rogers and Josh Young was named one of ALA Booklist’s Top 10 Business Books of 2011.
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The motivation behind this list, as Brad Hooper puts it:
The common question asked at foreign customs is, “Are you visiting our country for business or pleasure?” Enter these outstanding business titles of the past year, all reviewed in Booklist, and the answer to that question is, “Both.”
We’re glad to have our AMACOM title joined by such fantastic works as Bury My Heart at Conference Room B by Stan Slap, The Velocity Manifesto by Scott Klososky, and Wikibrands by Sean Moffitt and Mike Dover.
About Make Your Own Rules:
It’s hardly a secret that the corporate ladder is no longer the path to success it once was. Wayne Rogers—star of the classic TV series M*A*S*H*—has had even more success as a businessman and entrepreneur than as an actor. Applying his own unique viewpoint to a wide range of businesses (a restaurant, a vineyard, a chain of convenience stores, the world of banking, real estate, a film distribution company, and even a famous bridal boutique), the iconoclastic star has steadfastly refused to accept limitations, and boldly forged a path for himself beyond the stifling constraints of the corporate system.
Filled with insights and engaging stories, Make Your Own Rules paints a fascinating portrait of how Rogers excelled precisely because he didn’t have prior experience in each of these businesses…or any preconceived notions of how they should be run. Rogers reveals the keys to his success over the past four decades—lessons that are even more important today. After all, in the current economic climate, learning to be creative, challenge convention, and seize unexpected opportunities is not only liberating—it can make all the difference to success.
Anyone who yearns to succeed without the burdens of corporate culture can thrive outside the establishment. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a small business owner, changing careers, or just entering the workforce, Make Your Own Rules delivers the inspiration and guidance you need to climb the ladder of your choice.
About Wayne Rogers and Josh Young:
WAYNE ROGERS aside from being known for his role as Trapper John on the TV series “M*A*S*H”, is an extremely successful entrepreneur in a wide variety of fields, and has served as a financial advisor to actors, rock stars, and businesspeople. He is currently a panelist on Fox Business Channel’s top-rated weekly show “Cashin’ In”.
JOSH YOUNG is a best-selling writer. As an author, he specializes in cowriting books of notable entertainment figures, most recently, Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me with Howie Mandel. As a journalist, Josh has worked for Esquire, George, and LIFE magazines.