• How a Russian Immigrant with 17 cents in his
    pocket became one of the top mortgage
    bankers of all time.
  • "This inspiring book not only tells an
    exciting tale of success and achievement,
    it also gives you the tools and strategies
    you need to achieve all your goals."
    Brian Tracy, Author
  • "This is much more than a great rags-to-riches
    story" Matthew Roslin, Flagstar Bank
  • "Dan’s book is a must read. Dan's stories
    will motivate you to overcome adversity."
    Barry Habib, Founder of Mortgage Market Guide
  • "Dan Milstein’s journey from Kiev to where
    he is today is a remarkable story."
    John W. Barfield, Founder Bartech Group
  • "The ABC of Sales" is a terrific book about
    what makes America great. A must read."
    Joseph Campanelli, CEO and Chairman,
    Flagstar Bank
  • "Dan’s book is a treasure chest of
    information and is an inspiration to me
    and should be to others as well."
    Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings # 1
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Ann Arbor author’s book, ’17 Cents and a Dream,’ wins an award

Ann Arbor author’s book, ’17 Cents and a Dream,’ wins an award By JENN MCKEE Entertainment Reporter Comment Now Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on emailShare on printMore Sharing Services1 Posted on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 : 12:05 p.m.   The book “17 Cents and a Dream: My Incredible Journey from the U.S.S.R. to Living the American Dream,” […]


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Wow…Simply Wow – Reviewer : amazon.com review

What a great read, it is so nice to read a story this positive and with such a perspective. It really reinforces the ideals of the American Dream. Being in Sales myself, books like this help me find direction and focus. A Lot of times it is the simple things right in front of us […]


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Truely Motivating

An absolutely inspiring story of rags to riches. This page-turner truly emphasizes how attainable the American dream really is when true determination and a little elbow grease is applied. Whether you’re a teenager flipping burgers, or an adult struggling through a career change, this book can offer you countless tools to better your life and […]


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Wow, Absolutely the best book!

I am inspired and ready to take on the World! Wow, Absolutely the best book, i have purchased in years. Abc of Sales (short for Always Be Closing) is an inspiring book that covers Dan’s life of going through immigration to the United States, Coming to America with 17 cents, working at McDonald’s to support […]


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Great Book – Reviewer : amazon.com review

What an amazing book told by a true professional. I have read many rags to riches stories and books on selling but this one is different. Many people talk about succeeding thru adversity but to do what he did in this economy is unbelievable. Every young entrepreneur and business school student needs to read this […]


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Sure, but not quick and easy, way to achieve big success – Reviewer : amazon.com review

I trust this book completely in its description of what works and what doesn’t in sales. The author made it big through sustained and systematic effort. He didn’t even mention any shortcuts. One thing that impressed me was how Dan Milstein persevered. He experienced certain setbacks that could cause most of us to change our […]


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Inspirational and a good read – Reviewer : Amazon.com review

I am always inspired by books that tell stories of success This book is not a textbook approach on selling; it is more of a retelling of how a boy and his family from behind the Iron Curtain has found a way to fulfill the American dream. He came from Russia during the difficult times, […]


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Valuable lessons about the macroeconomics of immigration and how to succeed by serving – Reviewer : amazon.com review

Milstein is an example of the nearly penniless immigrant arriving in the United States and through hard work and imagination, was able to rise to great heights of financial success. His family emigrated from the Ukraine when he was in his early teens and he was forced to learn English and assimilate into what was […]


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Inspiring! – Reviewer : Amazon.com review

It’s too easy to forget the basics of selling. This book has inspired me to go back to the basics. Customer satisfaction. Fast response times. Being an expert. For a guy who came from virtually nothing to achieve so much all from a very simplistic approach. Hard work and enthusiasm. I love America and all […]


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Very Inspiring – Reviewer : Amazon.com review

What a great read, it is so nice to read a story this positive and with such a perspective. It really reinforces the ideals of the American Dream. Being in Sales myself, books like this help me find direction and focus. A Lot of times it is the simple things right in front of us […]


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Dan Milstein Offers Countless Sales Gems in ABC of Sales – Reviewer : Amazon.com review

Some good advice to follow in life is that when an expert talks, listen closely. That’s why, as a publicist I am an avid reader of books in my field including sales, marketing and social media. There are a lot of experts in all spheres of knowledge who are willing to share what they know. […]


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Great Work – Reviewer : Amazon.com review

This book is a must read by all sales people. Whether you’re just getting into sales, or you’re a veteran sales person, there are tools in this book that everyone should utilize. Dan Milstein layed the foundation for any person to become a success story of their own, by following a few simple steps. The […]


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One Of The Most Inspiring Stories You Will Ever Read! – Reviewer : Amazon.com Review

“The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” ~ Nolan Bushnell It is very rare for me to tell my husband about an author and for him to say: “Oh yes I’ve heard of him.” Now my husband is a sales executive so he reads a lot about his industry. Still it was fun […]


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It all began with only $.17 – Reviewer : Amazon.com Review

What an inspiring story. Daniel Milstein began his upward rise with only $.17 in his pocket and a natural language barrier coming from the old USSR, but went to become a highly successful mortgage banker. Daniel had his first “sales” experience at just 14, buying & reselling popular groceries for a profit on the “black […]


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Even if you aren’t in “sales”, don’t overlook this gem!, – Reviewer : Amazon.com Review

I have read countless “self-help” books over the years, from the 7 Habits to 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. The ABC’s of Sales rates up there with the aforementioned and applies to anyone in any organization – even the non “sales” person. As an engineer by education and currently VP of Operations, I found the […]


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The American Dream

A truly inspiring book. Gives hope to many of us trying to succeed in Corporate America. Well thought out and executed perfectly. Take the time to read this book first, then go forth and succeed in America! Very detailed and specific.


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Great Read – Reviewer : Amazon.com Review

I found this book inspiring especially since the American dream is what my parents were looking for when they immigrated to this country 30 years ago! I found Daniel’s story to be refreshing and helpful, as a small business owner I try to read as much as possible to boost my sales and run a […]


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A book filled with love and generosity – Reviewer : Amazon.com Review

I can’t express my appreciation enough to the writer. His honesty, his generosity and his business wisdom really touched me. This book is a successful business man with incredible work ethics telling his stories and the things he learned along the way. It is genuine, inspiring and very educational. I strongly recommend it!!


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Phil Semlow- Employee Testimonial

I finished reading your book yesterday and wanted to thank you for the gift. I enjoyed all that you shared, but to be honest was most drawn to the beginning and end because it illustrated the “character” of the man behind it all. In the 2.5 years I have had the pleasure working for you […]


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Melissa J Wantuck of BuffaloAtHome.com – Reviewer : Melissa J Wantuck

Tough economic times aren’t always bad for everyone in business and Daniel Milstein is proof of that. His mortgage company hasn’t just survived the housing slump, it has thrived. This spring he shared the secrets to his success as a salesman who’s able to sell when less are buying in his book The ABC of […]


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Thank You For Writing The Book – Reviewer : Ernest Tepman

Hello Daniel, Just finished reading the ABC of Sales and wanted to thank you for writing the book. Like you, I am a immigrant from former Soviet Union (Kishinev), a mortgage banker, and credit being in this country as a HUGE contributor to my success story. Your trajectory and accomplishments are very impressive and I […]


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Kirkus Review – The World’s Toughest Book Critics™ – Reviewer : Kirkus Review – The World’s Toughest Book Critics™

THE ABC OF SALES An experienced salesman provides advice on how to find clients, nurture long-term business relationships and always close the sale. Milstein’s first job was cleaning toilets at a McDonald’s restaurant at the age of 16. It’s the type of job most teenagers do for spending money, but the author used his free […]


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Jim Lipari, Lipari Foods

“As a supplier of fine food for restaurants and grocers I know the main ingredient to success is hard work and the willingness to go above and beyond the customer’s expectations to deliver satisfaction. In ‘The ABC of Sales’ Dan Milstein demonstrates this principal in many ways. As an entrepreneur I can appreciate his struggles, […]


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Matthew Roslin, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Flagstar Bank

“This is much more than a great rags-to-riches story. It is a blueprint for success that any motivated professional can follow.”


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Katrina Hancock, WDIV-TV Sports Anchor/Reporter, Host of Sports Final Edition

“Dan is a tremendous businessman and a wonderful person. He always has a smile on his face and has worked hard in life to get to where he’s at right now. In this book, his work ethic and determination speak loud and clear for what he has been able to accomplish. I feel proud to […]


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Douglas Smith, Sales & Sales Leadership Coach, Author of Climbing the Ladder of Success

“Dan hits the nail on the head. His advice for mortgage loan originators and other salespeople is solid and insightful.”


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Barry Habib, Founder of Mortgage Market Guide, Top mortgage lending professional, Sales/motivational

“Dan’s book is a must read. His inspirational story is a journey in overcoming obstacles, as well as a lesson in achieving success. Dan’s stories will motivate you to overcome adversity.”


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John W. Barfield, Founder Bartech Group

“Dan Milstein’s journey from Kiev to where he is today is a remarkable story. In such a short amount of time he’s built a great company while maintaining a sterling reputation. The ABC of Sales will be helpful to anyone who reads it.”


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Grady Harp, Amazon Top Ten Reviewer

“This little book glows with wisdom and a deep appreciation of mankind’s ability to make the workplace and life happy, making it a volume that does indeed tell a story of how something great can grow from very little beginnings and also how a philosophy of a gentle immigrant lad can help us appreciate the […]


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Joseph Campanelli, CEO and Chairman, Flagstar Bank

“The ABC of Sales” is a terrific book about what makes America great. Dan Milstein exemplifies how hard work, unyielding persistence and a passion for continuous improvement drives success. A must read.”


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Ross Rojek, San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review

“Dan Milstein shows that the American Dream is alive and well for everyone, immigrant and natural born citizen alike. The skills he teaches can be used by anyone to develop their own business and sales efforts.”


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Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings # 13

“Dan Milstein is a close friend and business advisor. His book is a treasure chest of information and is an inspiration to me and should be to others as well. While he can’t skate, he is one tough business man. When he shoots… he scores.”


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Jess Todtfeld, Former FOX-TV Producer, President, Success In Media, Inc.

“With this book, Dan Milstein will join Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Og Mandino, and Brian Tracy in the pantheon of salesmen we should all learn from.”


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Don Hutson, Co-Author of NY Times International Best-Sellers… The One Minute Entrepreneur & The One Minute Negotiator, CEO of U.S. Learning, Inc.

#1 LOAN ORIGINATOR IN THE USA “Dan Milstein’s success story is an amazing one that is a grabber from page one! His ideas and techniques on how to connect with people are great lessons on sales determination and expertise. Read this book and it will be your ticket to the next level in your sales […]


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Brian Tracy, Author—The Way to Wealth

“This inspiring book not only tells an exciting tale of success and achievement, it also gives you the tools and strategies you need to achieve all your goals.”


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