Ride of a Lifetime
Doing Business the Orange County Choppers Way
By Paul Teutul
Narrated by Walter Dixon / 4 hours 29 minutes
Since founding Orange County Choppers in Upstate New York in 1999, Teutul has grown the business from a hobby into a 70-person-plus operation that produces and sells 150 custom bikes a year at retail prices starting at $30,000 and quickly escalating to six figures. Teutul and his team not only sell their choppers from their world headquarters in Newburgh, New York, but throughout a multicountry dealership network in the US and abroad. Paul and his sons build the best one-of-a-kind choppers in the world with unrivaled passion, creativity, and honesty. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Teutul elucidates the business principles that have made Orange County Choppers a household name. His smart commonsense business wisdom works for businesses both big and small in any industry. Here, listeners will learn firsthand how Teutul built a uniquely successful business by working hard and demanding it from others; encouraging and embracing unfettered creativity; establishing well-defined roles for every team member and demanding they support each other; and using honest conflict and confrontation to solve problems and constantly innovate. The Ride of a Lifetime is a smart, tough-as-nails guide to business success that every entrepreneur should hear. Do what you love. Work hard at it. And never give up. Running a business isn't easy, but it IS The Ride of a Lifetime.
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