Book Overview

Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principles to Entrepreneurship is a down-to-earth, relevant and riveting glimpse into the professional journey of one of the country's most successful black businessmen, William F. Pickard, Ph.D.

Dr. Pickard details the highs and lows of his entrepreneurial evolution in an authentic, instructive, and sometimes humorous manner. Young entrepreneurs will be inspired by lessons learned from his bookie uncle, loyal colleagues and determined competitors.

Readers will take a little trip through time as Dr. Pickard shares the stories of other hard-working men and women who made it despite all odds -- stories that not only reflect his own history, but solidify the fact that anyone can become someone if they take the right steps forward.

The valuable tips and proven tools provided by Millionaire Moves are essential for anyone striving to achieve the next level of success.


William F. Pickard, Ph.D., is Chairman of Global Automotive Alliance, Co-Managing Partner of MGM Grand Detroit Casino, CEO of Bearwood Management Company, and co-owner of five black-owned newspapers.

Dr. Pickard’s 45-year entrepreneurial career first began as a McDonald’s franchisee in Detroit, Michigan. Later in 1989, he founded an automotive manufacturing company and grew it into Global Automotive Alliance (GAA), a conglomerate of logistics and manufacturing companies with more than $1.5 billion in sales and eight plants in the United States and Canada. GAA currently services corporations such as Boeing, Mercedes Benz, Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, Delphi, Johnson Controls, Starbucks, Home Depot and Merck Pharmaceuticals.

An avid student and supporter of African American achievement, Dr. Pickard recently made a $1 million pledge to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

“Money doesn’t change people. It reveals them."

"Anybody from anywhere can accomplish anything" - Anonymous


“If insight, wisdom and transformation from one of the Black Enterprise 100 Top 10 black businesses is your goal, as it was mine, I highly recommend that you sit at the feet of this master: read, learn and be transformed by the renewing of your mind, actions and deeds.”

Dr. George C. Fraser - Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur

“I was fortunate to work under Dr Pickard’s tutelage as an employee and later as a community leader. The wisdom and life lessons he shares are transformative.”

Judge Greg Mathis, Warner Bros. Production

“Bill Pickard’s career as an entrepreneur and businessman is a true American story of success achieved through perseverance, determination, and a keen mind. . . . His book is a must read for anyone who wishes to learn the lesson of how to do well while also doing good.”

Marc H. Morial, President and CEO /National Urban League

“An Extraordinary Book from an Super Extraordinary Human Being.“

Cathy Hughes - Founder and Chairperson, TV One/Radio One, INC.