Hopping over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success

  • 3h 16m
  • Anthony Scaramucci
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2016

Develop the Scaramucci mindset that drives entrepreneurial success

Hopping over the Rabbit Hole chronicles the rise, fall, and resurgence of SkyBridge Capital founder Anthony Scaramucci, giving you a primer on how to thrive in an unpredictable business environment. The sheer number of American success stories has created a false impression that becoming an entrepreneur is a can't-miss endeavor—but nothing could be further from the truth. In the real world, an entrepreneur batting .150 goes directly to the Hall of Fame. Things happen. You make a bad hire, a bad strategic decision, or suffer the consequences of an unforeseen market crash. You can't control what happens to your business, but you can absolutely control how you react, and how you turn bumps in the road into ramps to the sky. Anthony Scaramucci has been there and done that, again and again, and has ultimately come out on top; in this book, he shares what he wishes he knew then.

Your chances of becoming an overnight billionaire are approximately the same as your chances of being signed to the NBA. Success is hard work, and anxiety, and tiny hiccups that can turn into disaster with a single misstep. This book shows you how to use adversity to your ultimate advantage, and build the skills you need to respond effectively to the unexpected.

  • Learn how to deal with unforeseen events
  • Map a strategic backup plan, and then a backup-backup plan
  • Train yourself to react in the most productive way
  • Internalize the lessons learned by a leader in entrepreneurship

For every 23-year-old billionaire who just created a new way to send a picture on a phone, there are countless others who have failed, and failed miserably. Hopping over the Rabbit Hole gives you the skills, insight, and mindset you need to be one of the winners.

About the Author

Anthony Scaramucci is the co-managing partner and founder of SkyBridge Capital, a global investment firm with around $12.4 billion in assets under management and advisement as of August 31, 2016. The firm also produces the annual SkyBridge Alternatives (“SALT”) Conference, a premier global investment and thought leadership forum.

Mr. Scaramucci is co-host of “Wall Street Week,” the iconic financial television show that was revived in 2015, as well as a contributor to the Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. He is the author of three books: Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole, The Little Book of Hedge Funds, Goodbye Gordon Gekko.

Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Mr. Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman in 2001. Earlier, Mr. Scaramucci was a vice president in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs.

In 2015, Mr. Scaramucci was ranked #91 in Worth Magazine’s Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year - New York Award in the Financial Services category.

Mr. Scaramucci is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, a board member of The Brain Tumor Foundation and Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a Trustee of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He is a former member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee (2007-2012). Mr. Scaramucci is also an active bundler within the Republican Party, having served on the national campaign finance committees for Mitt Romney and Donald Trump.

Mr. Scaramucci, a native of Long Island, New York, holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • The Shape of Things to Come—Seeing around Corners
  • From Peril to Pivot—Acknowledging Mistakes & Transitioning Ahead
  • Fear. Failure. Focus.—Early Lessons in Entrepreneurship
  • Snap Out of It!—Looking Back to Move Forward
  • An Entrepreneurial Blueprint—The Don'ts of Building a Business
  • Holding Grudges—Brush That Chip off Your Shoulder
  • An Introduction to the Important Things in Life—The Key to Living a “Rich” Life
  • Partnering Up—The J-Curve They Don't Teach You about in Business School
  • Negotiating Need Not Be War—Leaving Money at the Table
  • Don't Hire Quarterbacks, Hire Linemen—The Simple Formula for Building a Successful Team
  • Person to Person—From Management to Corporate Citizenship
  • Image is Everything—Owning Your Message
  • Networking, Sprezzatura, & Being Your Authentic Self—The Keys to Building Relationships
  • Sell without Selling Your Soul
  • Be Bold—Marketing Takes Courage—Standing Out by Sticking Your Neck Out
  • Conclusion—I Am Enough