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Bob Reiss grew up in Brooklyn and attended the New York City public schools. He is a graduate of Columbia University (where he played on an undefeated basketball team). He is a U.S. Army veteran, and a Harvard Business School graduate. He has been involved in 16 start-ups and is the founder of a number of highly successful companies, including Reiss Games, R & R, Inc., and Valdawn, Inc., a division of R&R. R&R/Valdawn was named to the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest-growing companies for three years in a row.

Reiss is the author of Bootstrapping 101: Tips to Build Your Business with Limited Cash and Free Outside Help. He has been the subject of two Harvard Business School cases -- taught at more than 50 institutions around the world -- and has been a guest speaker in entrepreneurship classes at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels both nationally and internationally.

His other book is Low Risk High Reward. He is married to an entrepreneur and has five daughters.

Contact info -- bobreiss@aol.com. Phone (561) 883-3530 and fax (561) 883-3280

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