3 out of 4 stars
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Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery
The book is a biography, an autobiography in fact. Jorge Newbery is an entrepreneur, an athlete and a real-estate investor. In this book Jorge depicts the story of his life. He had a great life, everything went well for him. Despite the fact that he was a highschool dropout, he managed to build a real-estate empire.
But unfortunately one day it all turned around. His life collapsed, and he was left with 26 million dollars in debt. When he tells his story, he tells the whole story the one with failures, not just victories. Some authors may get round things that went wrong for them but Jorge Newbery does not. This makes him more relatable and this book more captivating.
For the author a burn zone is a ” relatively short period of extraordinary effort that separated the winners and losers.” His aim is to pass through the burn zone. Jorge in his autobiography tells about how he succeeded and struggled but what's most important how he overcame the issues. By that he gives an excellent example to the readers and overall he shows them that they can do it as well.
The thing that makes this book different from the others is that the author doesn't brag about how much money he made, he is modest. For him the best thing he had, was his family. Their support meant a great deal to him. They supported him when he made the most daring decisions. That must have been hard for them. Imagine being a parent and backing your son in quitting school in eleventh grade. Would you?
Moreover, Newbery uses his great life experience in a good manner. He tries to help other people in debt, he helps them to rebuild their lives. He is an owner of an American Home Preservation company.
What I really liked in this book is how amazingly humble the author is and also the way he appreciated his parents. It is a really inspirational book. It motivates you and gives you some ideas. After you read it, you might find yourself wondering about your life.
I would rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.I think that this is an awesome book for everyone. All of us can learn something from the author's experience. Each person can see different values in it. I only wish it was a bit longer as you go so fast through it. The book is also very well edited.
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