Fashioning Reality: New Generation Entrepreneurship Hardcover – Mar 28 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
Fashioning Reality is compelling and sincere. The David and Goliath similarity is spellbinding and inspirational. I couldn't put it down.
Part I deals with his idea of making social change in the fashion world by calling and emailing the who's who of the fashion world. Using his business savvy and his diplomatic style, he explains to companies,that using non-traditional models is a must for today's world and will improve their bottom line. He goes into personal detail about the ups and down of starting a business when you are 14 and have no contacts, capital or even a fax machine! I was completely captivated reading about the incredibly interesting people he meets along the way and how he handled all of this at such a young age.
Part Two delves into Ben's model of entrepreneurship, The Balanced Contract. He introduces us to several other entrepreneurs and their rise to success. The gem of this part and the key to Ben's success, are the 10 questions he asks himself on a regular basis and the answers he gives are invaluable.
These are tools that will equip anyone starting out. Read Ben's book and you will be motivated into achieving your dreams.
I believe it is an essential read for anyone wanting to start a business. It will boost your confidence in your abilities at any age. It is extremely motivating, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is about to embark on any new initiative in their lives.
Fashioning Reality is an inspirational, motivating, and captivating book that is not only for entrepreneurs, but for anyone who appreciates hard work and years of dedication for something you truly feel passionate about.
Simply, wow. Hats off you to Ben Barry, you amaze me!
I also really enjoyed the interviews with other young entrepreneurs, which stressed the valuable resource in young minds, and how businesses and industries can actually profit and thrive through the helping, instead of at the expense, of others.
Fashioning Reality is raw, honest, amusing, insightful, and a great read. We need more people like Ben Barry out there taking steps to promote diversity in the fashion industry -- it just makes sense from a business standpoint and a social one. I would 100% recommend this book!
Most recent customer reviews
Using the old-fashioned values of hard work and preparation, the new-fashioned values of connectivity and media-mining, this real-life journey shows what any determined teenager... Read morePublished on June 18 2010 by Writer in residence 911
"Fashioning Reality" by Ben Barry is a unique biography about a young man who has faith and strength in himself to help others. Read morePublished on Aug. 6 2007 by Dana Cowie
The positive reaction from the public is a clear indication that Ben Barry has successfully voiced his message about the fashion world, society, and the impressive capabilities of... Read morePublished on May 19 2007 by Andrew Hibbitts
Ben Berry’s - Fashioning Reality is a fresh look at entrepreneurship and the new face of business in the 21st century. Read morePublished on May 18 2007 by R. Mielke
"Awe Inspiring" is the best way I can sum up this book.
Few people are fortunate enough to accomplish in their lifetimes what Ben Barry has in his - which is especially... Read more
Ben Barry is a new generation of Entrepreneurs! He has discovered a way to be both profitable, and empowering. This book is incredible. Read morePublished on May 15 2007 by Kendal H
I always struggled with how to identify and define beauty. Growing up, I personally believed everyone was beautiful. That my friends were all beautiful. Read morePublished on March 15 2007 by LaLi