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“Billion Dollar Buyer” Tillman Fertitta’s Winning Strategies Shared In His New Book, “Shut Up And Listen!”

Fertitta is the sole owner of Fertitta Entertainment, which owns the restaurant giant Landry’s, Five Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels, and the NBA’s Houston Rockets. He’s also a reality TV show host.

Having created his hospitality empire 30 years ago with just one restaurant, the self-made billionaire knows first-hand the challenges that face small business owners as well as the common pitfalls that cause them to fail. Now, for the first time, Fertitta shares his personal secrets to achieving success.

“You might think you know what you’re doing, but I’m going to show you what you don’t know,” he says.

Fertitta believes that one of the biggest challenges that struggling entrepreneurs and those that are climbing the corporate ladder face is getting out of their own way. Whether it’s over or undervaluing the product or service, letting ego get in the way of what’s best for business, not knowing blind spots, or not being willing to go that extra mile with customers, Fertitta believes the 5% that they aren’t paying attention to can become the very thing that prevents them from getting to the top.

“Shut Up and Listen!”  provides key insights into what it takes to build a successful business, drawing from proven principles that have helped Fertitta become a recognized world leader in the dining, hospitality, entertainment and gaming industries.

Chapters feature practical, hard-earned wisdom that revolves around six core themes:

Hospitality Matters,

Know Your Numbers,

Take the Word “No” Out of Your Damn Vocabulary,

Change, Change, Change,

Seize the Opportunity

Eat the Weak,

and Keep Punching.

Each section ends with “Tilman’s Targets”— quick, easy-to-reference summaries of the major points covered as a useful way to refer back to key ideas and concepts. “This book will help you understand all that you do know and, just as important, what you don’t know,” says Fertitta. “But you’re going to have to shut up and listen.”

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About the author

Tilman Fertitta, a Houston native, is an accomplished businessman and recognized as a world leader in the dining, hospitality, entertainment and gaming industries and is often referred to as “the world’s richest restaurateur.” Fertitta is also the sole owner of Fertitta Entertainment, which owns the restaurant giant Landry’s, Five Golden Nugget Casinos and Hotels, and the NBA’s Houston Rockets which he purchased for a record $2.2 Billion. He also is the star of his own reality TV show on CNBC called “Billion Dollar Buyer.”

Through his restaurant and hospitality company Landry’s, Fertitta owns more than 600 properties in 36 states and in over 15 countries. He is also one of the largest employers in the nation with more than 60,000 employees. His restaurants include a signature collection of eateries, as well more than 60 different restaurant brands and award-winning concepts, such as Mastro’s Steakhouse and Ocean Club, Morton’s The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, Vic & Anthony’s, and Catch, while the multi-unit restaurant brands include such well-known favorites like Chart House, Landry’s Seafood House, Rainforest Cafe, Saltgrass Steak House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Dos Caminos, Bill’s Bar & Burger, Joe’s Crab Shack and McCormick & Schmick’s.

He also owns and operates numerous hospitality and entertainment venues, including the award-winning San Luis Resort and several other outstanding hotels. In March 2018, Fertitta opened the much anticipated Post Oak Hotel, the newest ultra-modern, luxury destination located in Uptown Houston and the city’s only AAA five-diamond award recipient. His entertainment destinations include the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, The Kemah Boardwalk, Downtown Aquarium Denver and Houston and Tower of The Americas in San Antonio which are all featured on the Forbes, Travel Channel and USA Today’s top five lists of attractions.

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