Adversity to Advantage: How to Overcome Bullying & Find Entrepreneurial Success


Every seven minutes a child is bullied. One out of every three students in the United States has been targeted at school.
Conventional wisdom says that bullying is exclusively detrimental to one’s health, yet studies show that 47 percent of victims report a positive effect on their adult lives.

In Adversity to Advantage, Randy Ginsburg strives to inspire those who were bullied with words of wisdom from a diverse group of highly successful entrepreneurs. These individuals have overcome the aggressors from their past and used their negative experiences as stepping stones for personal and entrepreneurial growth.

In this book you will learn how:

The best way to overcome the lingering effects of bullying is to harness the raw emotion from those memories and use it as fuel to motivate you. What better way to do this than through the power of creativity and entrepreneurship? Using his INVENT framework, Randy explores how to utilize the trauma of bullying to empower others to improve their lives and thrive as entrepreneurs.


Adversity to Advantage is that rare book that combines remarkable insight with valuable keys to promote both professional and personal growth. It is an amazing story of moving from defeat to triumph. Having challenged bullying to build a highly successful business at a startlingly young age, Randy Ginsburg is in a unique position to offer a roadmap to others.

- Ellen deLara

Ph.D, LCSW-R., ACSW, BCD, Author of Bullying Scars: The Impact on Adult ife and Relationships

“We have a choice to channel our pain into purpose or allow it to define us. In Adversity to Advantage, Randy captures the essence of how adversity can fuel your passion and helps chart a path towards purpose in the form of an entrepreneurial change-maker.”

- Roy Moore

Founder & CEO of Be Strong

"Adversity to Advantage is an epic, must-read for all aspiring founders, current entrepreneurs and anyone going through a rough patch. Having been through many disappointments and setbacks in my own journey, I know that facing adversity makes you far stronger and incredibly determined to succeed. Randy’s book illustrates how victims of childhood bullying can move beyond their suffering and use their experiences to propel them to further greatness.”

- Ollie Forsyth

Founder of The Makers

“Randy has tackled a compelling problem, approaching it from a perspective informed by his own personal experience and thoughtful research and interviews. His focus on this topic is important and timely.”

- Linda Hartsock

Executive Director, Blackstone LaunchPad, Syracuse University

“Adversity to Advantage is an inspirational book about showing resilience in the face of major life challenges. Everyone faces adversity, but the real test is how you deal with it. Randy has been able to leverage the obstacles he faced in his youth to give him a competitive edge in the world of entrepreneurship.”

- John Torrens

President, Vertical Companies

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