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Shut Up and Listen!

Hard Business Truths that Will Help You Succeed
Written by: Tilman Fertitta, Jim Gray
Narrated by: Tilman Fertitta
Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
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Publisher's Summary

For entrepreneurs ready to reach the next level of success, small business owner turned multibillionaire Tilman Fertitta shares the commonsense principles that have rocketed his worldwide hospitality empire to the top.

"Accomplished businessman Tilman Fertitta...employs his staccato baritone in this blunt primer on entrepreneurial leadership skills. Liberally dosed with braggadocio, his audio performance is consistently engaging. Clearly, Fertitta is a no-nonsense person, and this audiobook reflects his temperament." (Audiofile Magazine)

For aspiring entrepreneurs or people in business, this audiobook will help you take your company to the next level. When you finish listening, you’ll know what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong to operate your business, and if you’re just getting started, it will help set you up for success.

Tilman Fertitta, also known as the Billion Dollar Buyer, started his hospitality empire 30 years ago with just one restaurant. So he knows the challenges that business owners face, as well as the common pitfalls that cause them to go under. Over the years, he’s stayed true to the principles that helped him scale his business to what is believed to be the largest single-shareholder company in America, with over $4 billion in revenue, including hundreds of restaurants (Landry’s Seafood, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Morton’s Steakhouse, Mastro’s, The Chart House, Rainforest Café, and over 40 more restaurant concepts) and five Golden Nugget Casinos. He’s also sole owner of the NBA’s Houston Rockets. In Shut Up and Listen!, he shares the key insights that made it all possible.

When entrepreneurs appear on Billion Dollar Buyer, the biggest obstacles they often face are ones they don’t suspect: not knowing your numbers, not knowing your strengths and weaknesses, or not being willing to go that extra mile with your customers. Fertitta has seen it all. He knows that what you aren’t paying attention to can either sink your business or become the very things that launch you to the top. As Fertitta says:

"You might think you know what you’re doing, but I’m going to show you what you don’t know."

Fertitta shares straight-talk "Tilmanisms" around six key action items that any entrepreneur can adopt today:

  • Be the Bull
  • No Spare Customers
  • Change, Change, Change
  • Know Your Numbers
  • Follow the 95/5 Rule
  • Take No Out of Your Vocabulary

A groundbreaking, no-holds-barred audiobook, Shut Up and Listen! offers practical, hard-earned wisdom from one of the most successful business owners in the world.

©2019 Tilman Fertitta (P)2019 HarperCollins Leadership

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Most Important Business Book You Will Ever Read Or Listen Too!

Tilman covers the entire gamut from A to Z in a sophisticated clear delivery of the key factors to have a very successful business experience regardless of the industry you are in. These are timeless principles that comprise the realities of life and how we are to conduct ourselves as we navigate the terrain of stewardship and service to humanity. Perfect timing for all who are given the Grace to have access to this crucial information. Tilman is clearly gifted and has found significant favour in his life to get it right when it comes to utilizing time, energy and money in a most beneficial way. Anyone can can benefit from this book from every walk in life. ‘Shut Up And Listen’. Four powerful words for the title that allows an Exodus from the dangerous route of business failures into the land of genuine success by definitively employing every reality laid out in this book. You will listen several times and let it marinate into your being to transform your entire life experience. Powerful upgrade categorically!

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Worth shutting up and listening

Thanks for sharing decades of experience in a few hours I read and anoted in one afternoon
Business wisdom in straight forward vocabulary

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Great audiobook

Great audiobook, I will definitely recommend it and will listen it again and again. Thank you for this great audiobook.

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Must listen as an entrepreneur

An amazing book especially if your trying to build a business. This has opened my eyes in different ways and will help me with building my business.

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Short and sweet

Straight to the point! very easy listen and great advice.
Must read for entrepreneurs I enjoyed it. Thank you

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  • 2019-09-18

This is truth!

Lived it and loved it. This tells you exactly where you are headed! Be wise and if you are just starting out its a must read. It served me as a confirmation in a hectic family owed business.

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  • David W. Smith
  • 2019-11-27

Solid advise. Not as in-depth as I would have hoped

Solid advise. Not as in-depth as I would have hoped

Tilman is a genius!! Or should I say ‘a stable genius’!!

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  • Tim M.
  • 2019-11-22

Truth Spoken

I work for a growing restaurant and this is exactly what i needed to hear to confirm we are growing in the right direction. Truth spoken and I'm listening!

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  • Shane Melanson
  • 2019-11-27

Shut Up and Listen- a no BS business book

I read a lot of business books. Most I find these days are rehashed from the classics.

Nothing new.

Tilman delivers the truth about business and how to succeed. It’s the same message my father in law and mentor told me as we struggled through a large development some years back. Shane- failure isn’t not an option. Get it out of your head. Never ever give up (yes- we have heard this before- but Tilman gives you strategies to work through the tough times)

Get the book. It’s well worth your time

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  • Christopher
  • 2019-11-18

Inspiring!

Great book with valuable information. Now it's time for me to go and build my empire.

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  • Dietmar Schott
  • 2019-12-07

ok for beginners.

decent book. very basic and intuitive concepts. I was expecting more detailed or technical insights.

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  • Lynx
  • 2019-11-14

Great read

This book is a great read for any entrepreneur new or seasoned. He gives good advice and tips about his past experiences and more recent dealings. Do yourself a favor and read this book.

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  • tony oyeneyin
  • 2019-11-08

Finally someone who gives you real business advice

certainly real business advice not someone only trying to motivate you but tell you real strategies that have worked for them and that you work for your business

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-11-07

Poor audio quality

I am a fan of Tilman and was very much looking forward to hearing him tell his story.
While I rated the performance poor, it was really the quality that made it hard to him speak.

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  • GUZZI
  • 2019-10-26

Awesome Tilman

Too many hiccups in the recording, doesn’t flow. I personally expected more, felt like he was under pressure to write a book in few hours

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