A registered Canadian
Publisher since 1996. We publish books that tell the truth and show you how to
live a better life. And stuff like that! We have the best book in the
world on winter driving and staying safe and this one on how to make your first
Billion! We also have an excellent book of Poetry from an Author in Texas -a
book you will love!
An entertaining yet
very informative novel about how business really
works in Canada (and the USA and other countries) and how to make a billion! Wouldn't
it be nice to have a billion dollars? 39 Canadians have a billion dollars
and 536 Americans are billionaires too. The richest man in the world is Bill
Gates who is worth over 90 Billion and who is also the largest
shareholder in the Canadian National Railway. Just how did they do it? Do you want
to do it too? Let us show you how in a book that will both inform and
A novel about how to make a Billion!!
Times have changed. Several decades back a million dollars was a
huge fortune. In fact one million dollars in 1975 is actually 4.3
million in 2016 dollars! But today in Canada it is less than the price of an average
detached home in Toronto or half the value of a detached home in Vancouver!
In Canada we have over a million millionaires today! China has over
2.4 million millionaires and the USA has over 7.1 million
millionaires. A billion however is still a
lot of money! It takes a thousand million to make a billion! You
actually need ten million $100 bills to have a billion! That is a heck
of a lot of money and represents 12 standard sized pallets!
Here I am holding $1500 and that
is not a lot of money. In one time in Canada you could buy a car with
it! But today you could only buy a set of tires for the car! Oh and if
you are in the USA this is worth only $1121 US dollars and if in
Europe its 1060 Euros. Money is not the most important thing in
life but with it often you can have more fun!
Ron Battiston -Publisher
Very First Billion". This is the only book that tells it like
it is. In fact it tells you a lot of information that most official
sources won't release. And there are some people in Canadian business
who will get upset with releasing this information. That is what
happens when you tell the truth! 420 pages in printed format or e-book
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON'T READ THE BOOK....
management at Target neglected to read the Corporate Secretary's book
and look what happened! And we have never shipped a copy to Greece and
look what happened there!
THE SAD STORY OF TARGET...
Lets consider recent events in business in
Canada. In 2015 the American retailer
Target announced that their Canadian branch had gone bankrupt after only two years of
operation and they were shutting down 133 stores and
firing 17,500 hard working, dedicated staff. Why?
Remember the T. Eaton Company? That
was a large Canadian company with over 70,000 full and part time
employees who were in business in Canada for 130 years before they went
bankrupt. Why did it only take Target two years to fail in Canada?
Americans are very smart when it comes
to business and Target was a successful business in the USA. So what
They simply did not
understand how business works in Canada. If the senior management at
Target had read our book they would still be in business and
prospering. In 2014 a Canadian institution - Tim Horton's was bought out
by a private company from Brazil called 3G Capital. Hundreds of staff
were fired. Jacob Inc, Bombay, Bowring, Smart Set, Mexx Canada, Ben
Moss, Danier Leather, Laura, Jacob, Marks and Spencer Canada and
Sony all closed their retail outlets in Canada. INCO and
Falconbridge huge Canadian mining companies were bought out by foreign
countries. Nexen Petroleum from Alberta was purchased by China! None of them read
Marcie's book. Yes there is a pattern here!
In business, like life, somebody
is always trying to eat you...Marcie explains this in greater detail.
And times are very tough these days
even for a business in the USA. We wonder how many American businesses
would be in better shape these days if they had only read our book!
business, there are only a very few classic books. We think that this
is one of them. Published in 2008 by Battiston Publishing, Canada
explains in novel format (to protect the guilty) how business works in
general and how many people have made their first billion. And the
story is told without being politically correct or overly opinionated.
It is based on facts. And unlike most books on business it is fun to
IS A BILLION TOO MUCH?
12 pallets ten million $100
bills = one billion dollars
Is Miss Farsea setting
the bar too high? Many of us would be quite happy making our first
million or first thousand or even a couple of hundred extra dollars!
We all need to start somewhere. This book provides an excellent start for new or
experienced entrepreneurs. Learn what works and what doesn't. Save
yourself lots of money and grief. Over 80% of business startups fail
in the first five years in Canada. Target was just one example. We
can change that!
Does a billionaire work any harder
than a millionaire? Or do they just do different things? Find out
here. (they do different things!) If you are going to work hard anyway
why not work at something that will make you some serious money rather
than a subsistence wage? We show you how!
The book is 420 pages just the right size -not
too big and not too small. There are enough pages to explain many
aspects of business that you will usually never hear about. As we all
know, most books on business are very dry and frankly quite boring to
read. Your Very First Billion is completely unique and very readable.
It will keep you informed and entertained page after page. It's the
type of book that once you pick it up you don't want to put it down
again or give away. Although written with a Canadian perspective it
also contains information for business everywhere. It applies to start ups, students, small
and large businesses and after reading it we think you will have a
completely different attitude towards business.
Many businesses in Canada are owned by
companies in the USA or other countries. Dairy Queen is one example, Wal-mart, Tim
Horton's, General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler and Target are other examples. If you
are going to do business in Canada and succeed it is critical that you
know the information contained in this book. And many Canadian
companies are not Canadian companies but in fact are foreign owned tax
havens often owned by criminals in other countries. I can assure you
that this fact is not being taught in Canadian Universities and until
recently is not being reported in Canadian media. Canadian governments
up until now have done absolutely nothing to eliminate this type of
criminal behavior in Canadian business.
Suddenly, things will
start to make sense and you will see by example how great wealth is
created working just as hard or possibly not even as hard as the small
business person or ma and pa operation. You will also understand why
ma and pa won't get rich and why and it's not because they aren't
working hard or aren't smart enough. They are simply going the
You will not find this book in bookstores. We
distribute the book exclusively on-line via our North American
printer. Each book is printed on demand. A very inexpensive download is also available.
We do recommend the printed book format however because we think its
much more enjoyable to read that way. A printed book is also a better
method of sharing reality. Unfortunately our Internet is broken today
and nearly every screen you see is loaded with advertising or between 25
and 30 lines of material. You can take a book and find a
comfortable chair or take it with you and not worry about plugging it in
or finding an internet connection.
OK, WHAT'S IN THE BOOK??
What's in the book? Quite a lot is the answer.
Even listing the content would take about six pages. So we won't do
that here. And simply listing the topics won't tell you about the
information presented on those topics. In fact the information
provided is usually not what you might expect. An example
"e-commerce more and less complicated than it looks" "
How Banks work" will surprise you. "Reports and
Analysis" introduces a critical difference between the two which
you likely have not considered. "Americans and Canadians"
underlines the differences that business people understand when doing
business with each group. A classic difference was discovered by
Wal-Mart when they first moved into Canada and discovered that their
Greeter was getting entirely unexpected results at the door compared
to American customers. Some quick changes were made!
One of the main points in the
book is that you can work very hard as people do in Ma and Pa
businesses and you will never make a billion. You simply cannot do all
the work yourself. You absolutely must have people working for you and
Lots of people. In fact Bill Gates has 118,000 employees working for
his company Microsoft. And the strange thing is that you really won't work
any harder to make a billion than you would flipping hamburgers all
day at your burger stand. You need to change your point of view and
methods and this book shows you how.
At the very least -we think there is enough
information here to save you thousands or even millions or in Target's
case billions of dollars in business.
Even if you don't make your billion you will still be further ahead.
Now remember, this book is
printed in North America using environmentally sensitive methods and
paying our workers a living wage. We could sell the book for even less
if we got it printed offshore in a sweat shop using dangerous inks and
child labor. But that's not the way we conduct business. Our books are
printed in North America.
A note about delivery. Our printer uses two
delivery methods. Express delivery is very expensive and we don't
recommend it. Regular delivery is your best value. Instant downloads
are a very inexpensive option but we recommend the printed book because that
format is much easier to read and enjoy. The advantage of the download
is that you can keep in on your computer or laptop and have ready
access to the information wherever you go. The e-book is quite
inexpensive and one good idea is to purchase them both. Keep on your
desk or in your library and the other on your laptop or tablet.
WHY THE GREEN COVER?
We designed the cover for several purposes and one
was to have some fun. Speaking from experience -when you are seen with
this book people will notice you! Try reading it on a bus, train or plane
or in a business meeting or office and suddenly everyone knows that you have
raised the bar. Eyebrows go up! The cover itself is a great conversation piece.
I was told that it also
has this strange effect of attracting members of the opposite sex. I am
not sure why. Also included in the book are several original cartoons by
the Publisher penned especially for this publication. They are quite
funny! OK I did them!
This book makes
an excellent gift to yourself, your employees, friends or students.
When somebody gives you an excellent book you never forget them! And
usually they give you something back too!
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