“First A Dream”

First a Dream by Jim Clayton
From the Tennessee cotton fields to Wall Street: Jim Clayton’s story in his own words. This is a captivating “rags to riches” story, as a young boy growing up in the Depression discovers that hard work and sheer perseverance are the keys to building dreams.This is the book that motivated Warren Buffett to buy Clayton Homes for $1.7 billion — all in 4 weeks — without a meeting. Buffett received the book on Friday and called Jim on Monday. The story is amazing.
First a Dream is an interesting success story filled with terrific business lessons. Learn how he created, expanded, and sold his premier company to me… It’s all here. Jim is a wonderful guy… and picks better than I sing.
Jim Clayton and Warren Buffett singing
Jim Clayton and Warren Buffett singing
The students gave me the New Edition last week, and you have topped yourself. You are a natural writer… reading the eight new chapters was like eating popcorn”
- Warren Buffett
Jim Clayton and Dolly Parton
Jim Clayton and Dolly Parton
“Jim found his rainbow after every storm… proved the American dream is alive…”

- Dolly Parton