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How Grit, Innovation, and a Dash of Luck Ignited a Multi-Million Dollar Success Story

Xu, Mei


1. Auflage Mai 2021
176 Seiten, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-69592-9
John Wiley & Sons

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Learn the fascinating story of one of America's most successful entrepreneurs

The American Dream continues to resonate with immigrants from around the world. Millions of people hope to come to the United States to build a better life for themselves and their families, often by creating and growing new ventures and companies. While not everyone succeeds, many do. Mei Xu is one of those successes. In Burn, entrepreneur and international business­woman Mei Xu tells her story of ingenuity, determination, and luck. Spanning three decades, from 1991 when she arrived at Washington's Dulles Airport, to today, Xu's story is one of stunning success. She built a multi-million dollar company, met and counseled thousands of entrepreneurs and businesspeople, and even advised President of the United States Barack Obama on the topic of job creation.

In Burn, you'll learn:
* About the creation of Mei Xu's international lifestyle business and the success stories of other female leaders who triumphed over adversity to achieve their dreams
* Why the American Dream is still within your grasp, and how to reach for it
* How creators like Xu think differently about innovation and how you can harness her insights to build something new and exciting for yourself

Burn explains how Xu's embrace of design-driven entrepreneurship and thoughtful manufacturing powered her growth and prosperity in a truly international company. Design leadership remains vital to a robust and global economy. Burn will inspire you to follow your vision and have an impact on the world around you. Perfect for anyone seeking an engrossing and inspirational tale of success, Burn belongs on the bookshelves of professionals and entrepreneurs everywhere.

Prologue vii

1 A Tale of Two Chinas 1

2 American Odyssey 33

3 American Entrepreneurs 57

4 Fragrance Forward 93

5 Made in America 119

Conclusion 145

About the Author 149

Acknowledgments 153

Index 157
MEI XU is the Founder of Chesapeake Bay Candle and Blissliving Home. She is a Trustee of the University of Maryland in Baltimore and a member of Fortune's Most Powerful Women. She recently launched Yes She May, an online e-commerce site to support women-owned business around the world.