EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches
From New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated talk radio host Dave Ramsey comes the secret to how he grew a multimillion dollar company from a card table in his living room.
Your company is only as strong as your leaders. These are the men and women doing battle daily beneath the banner that is your brand. Are they courageous or indecisive? Are they serving a motivated team or managing employees? Are they valued?
Your team will never grow beyond you, so here’s another question to consider. Are you growing? Whether you’re sitting at the CEO’s desk, the middle manager’s cubicle, or a card table in your living-room-based startup, EntreLeadership provides the practical, step-by-step guidance to grow your business where you want it to go. Dave opens up his championship playbook for business to show you how to:
• Inspire your team to take ownership and love what they do
• Unify your team and get rid of all gossip
• Handle money to set your business up for success
• Reach every goal you set
• And much, much more!
to manage results. I would do things like try to get sales revenues up or try to get team morale up or get profits up. I finally realized that results are generated by activities. If I manage my activities then the results I want occur. If my sales team makes more calls, has a better product, and serves customers better, the natural result is increased revenues. If we watch expenses like a hawk, creating a team culture that hates unnecessary expenses while we increase revenues, the natural result
with hundreds of team members and tons of money. When I went into his office, it was so clean and uncluttered I thought I had entered a surgical ward. He didn’t even have a desk, just a library table with no drawers. He had a phone and a computer, and in the middle of his spotless desk was a yellow pad with nothing written on it and a pencil on top. This place looked like it was ready for a magazine photo shoot. Coming from my cluttered, stacked, and piled office it felt really sterile. He picked
during, and after plowing you always want to be aware of where your product or service fits in what marketers call the product life cycle. Almost no product lasts forever, so be aware of how long yours lasts and where it is in the cycle. There are four stages to the product life cycle and they have four distinct personalities and attributes. Introduction Stage The introduction stage is when you are just launching your product. This stage is characterized by a high cost of goods sold because
was rampant, and lines at gas stations were about to become normal. That same year an inventor had a weird idea. George Ballas discovered that really thick fishing line twirling quickly would cut grass. The Weed Eater was born, and sales reached eighty million dollars in just five years, by 1977. Today the Weed Eater brand has so much penetration in our culture that the name is used interchangeably for all weed whackers. Just like all tissues are Kleenex and all petroleum jelly is Vaseline. A
for long. I had a passion to be a good husband and father, so I picked the brains of couples with strong marriages and parents with children who were people of character. If it is your passion to be successful in business, it would be foolish not to listen to the wisdom of someone who has done so for decades. As I read, I kept thinking, Yes! This is right on the money! Great job, Dave!” —Jeff Foxworthy, comedian, television and radio personality, author “Dave Ramsey is a straight-shooting,