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Barbara Corcoran on Risk-Taking, Failure and How to Get Back Up

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Barbara Corcoran, known to many as a star on ABC's hit show Shark tank, parlayed a $1,000 loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business and sold it in 2001 for $66 million. She has a tell-it-like-it-is attitude and has told the story of her journey to success in her books, which include You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, Nextville, Amazing Places to Live Your Life and Shark Tales. She spoke at Entrepreneur Magazine's recent Growth Conference in Dallas, delivering a motivational, inspirational and often hilarious keynote address. Here's the full video of her speech.

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Barbara Corcoran is a successful entrepreneur, having started her own real estate company with a small $1,000 loan, which after 25 years became a multi-million dollar firm, gaining her much credibility and popularity. Author of an unlikely business book and national best-seller, If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails, Barbara also is a real estate contributor to the Today Show and CNBC, and is currently on her fourth season as a panel member in ABC's Shark Tank.

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