Mud Pies to Blue Skies

Mud Pies to Blue Skies

by Randy Ray

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Overview

GOING SOMEPLACE TO BE SOMEBODY

"I didn't know where I was going. I just knew I was going someplace to be somebody."

Randy Ray left home at the age of sixteen with less than two dollars in his pocket, hitching a ride to an adventure that has taken him around the world building a record-breaking billion-dollar enterprise. In Mud Pies to Blue Skies, Randy vividly describes his dirt-poor childhood: barefoot in winter, living in shacks with no electricity or running water, and eating mud pies to satisfy his hunger. He tells how a college education through military service was his springboard to a mastery of computer science, and an astonishing coup—a contract to develop the launch system for NASA's Space Shuttle missions.

Randy, with wife Wendy Lewis, went on to create successful medical software companies before providing services for direct sales startups, which ultimately led to the launch of their own company, Jeunesse Global, and the development of a network of 675,000 distributors in more than 145 countries. In this down-to-earth memoir, master storyteller Randy reveals never-before-told episodes in his life journey and shares his secrets for success.

To commemorate his humble beginnings, all proceeds from the sale of this book will support Jeunesse Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, and its mission to empower kids born into dire circumstances.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162709428
Publisher: JEUNESSE kids
Publication date: 12/22/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Randy Ray is an award-winning entrepreneur and philanthropist. Three businesses that he cofounded with wife Wendy Lewis have appeared on the Inc. 500 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.

Under Randy’s leadership, Jeunesse Global was the youngest company in direct selling history to reach billion-dollar annual sales and has ranked as high as number thirteen in the world on the Direct Selling News Global 100 list.
Randy has been honored more than twenty times in several prestigious business awards programs for Lifetime Achievement, Executive of the Year, Founding Team of the Year, and Management Team of the Year.

With a giant-size heart for giving back, his greatest pleasure is the success of the Jeunesse Kids nonprofit foundation that he and Wendy established to give impoverished children across the world a brighter future.

Randy divides his time between his homes in Florida, California, North Carolina, and seat 6A on long-haul flights.

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