Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant

Success Strategies of the Wealthy, Powerful, and Just Plain Wise

“This is a blueprint for building a career and a life.”
—Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard professor and #1 New York Times bestselling author

“If you want examples of how to work and live with purpose, read this book.” 
—Paul Ryan, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

There are fewer than 1,000 billionaires in the United States. Chances are that you’ve never met one and probably never will. 

For more than three decades at the White House, in Congress, and as communications director of the elite investment firm Carlyle, Chris Ullman had the privilege of working hand-in-glove with four billionaires and more than a dozen of the most successful people in the world. 

By observing them closely, along with one parking attendant whose richness of spirit is priceless, Chris learned more than they’d be willing to tell about living your best possible life—and why their wisdom extends far beyond their bank accounts. 

With more than forty unforgettable stories and eight actionable strategies for success, Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant takes you inside the minds of the über-rich and powerful to provide a blueprint for creating a life of wealth, health, and happiness.

ISBN: 978-1-63755-794-5
SKU: 18-1156-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Nonfiction, Business and Finance, Inspiration and Personal Success, Self-Esteem and Personal Success

“In Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant, Christopher Ullman shows us how the world’s most successful people got ahead—not with ruthless tactics, but through honesty, decency, hard work, and intellectual curiosity. This is a blueprint for building a career and a life.”—Arthur C. Brooks, Harvard professor and #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Packed with timeless life lessons, memorable anecdotes from titans of industry, and a keen sense of self-reflection and optimism, Chris Ullman has distilled a career’s worth of experiences into eight sound strategies for success. Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant offers equal doses of practical career advice and reflective wisdom to demonstrate how to live an impactful life. By pairing insights from accomplished leaders with his own professional highs and lows, Chris effortlessly doles out knowledge and lessons which are applicable at every stage of one’s career. If you want examples of how to work and live with purpose, read this book.” —Paul Ryan, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and author of The Way Forward

“With front-row access to an incredible array of business leaders, insightful analysis, and moving personal reflections, Chris Ullman may have created a new genre of personal growth book. These lessons—about how to think and behave to achieve personal and professional excellence—are straightforward and actionable.”—Dina Powell, former White House deputy national security adviser

“In a world of tweets, snaps, and get-rich-quick gurus, timeless wisdom has become a rare commodity. In Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant, Chris Ullman draws from decades of unforgettable stories and life-changing lessons to reveal the secrets of ten-figure creativity, authenticity, productivity, and happiness. The ultimate handbook for living a bigger and better life.”—Josh Linkner, five-time tech entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming and Big Little Breakthroughs

“You don’t have to be wealthy to be wise—but that doesn’t mean the wealthy don’t have wisdom to share. In Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant, Chris Ullman gives readers a window into the habits, principles, and mindsets of some of the most successful people in the world. This book will help you be your best.”—Asheesh Advani, CEO of Junior Achievement Worldwide

Four Billionaires and a Parking Attendant takes readers into the hearts and minds of more than a dozen spectacularly accomplished people. Delightful stories bring compelling lessons to life. Buy this book, read every word, and prepare to be your best self.”—David Marchick, dean of the Kogod School of Business, American University

Chris Ullman

Former Director of Global Communications, The Carlyle Group

Christopher Ullman is the former director of communications at Carlyle, a global investment firm, and the founder and president of Ullman Communications, a strategic advisory firm. He has also led communications at the White House Budget Office, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and the US House Budget Committee. Chris is a four-time national and international whistling grand champion, a member of the International Whistling Hall of Fame, and the author of Find Your Whistle: Simple Gifts Touch Hearts and Change Lives. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Binghamton University. Chris and his wife, Kris, have three children and live in Alexandria, Virginia.