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Entrepreneurial Ongoing Education Advice
I would like to give some advice to all the up and coming entrepreneurs; if you really want to be a superstar not only do you have to work harder and smarter than the competition, but you must always keep learning. I built a company from a bucket of water and a sponge into a National Car Wash Franchise System in 23 states. To do this you need to know more than what they taught you in school and you can never turn off your brain. Every person is different and has different interests. But I would like you to read thru my recommended reading list. This is a list I hand out to MBA and Entrepreneurial Students when I give speeches. It is a list of recommended book, biography, audio tapes and movies.
I see the need for the modern Entrepreneur for on going learning, which must not stop after HS. In order to continue a life long education it is important to understand and observe the world, understand our places in it. We must also realize the ideals that got us here and the people who worked so hard to bring about the change needed to propel mankind's future.Below is a list of recommended Biographies, Books, Audio Tapes and Movies, which can assist you in your lifetime of learning and your pursuit of happiness as you Entrepreneur warriors deliver mankind everything we see, every where we go. We owe it all to you; you are the most noble of all people, you are the builders of civilization. I thank you for your continued efforts and urge you to continue your education do you can be even stronger.
Fredrick Winslow Taylor
Alexander the Great
Fred Smith (Fed Ex)
L. Ron Hubard
Howard Shultz (starbucks)
Books:What they don't Teach You at Harvard Business School
The Death of Competition
Win Win Scenarios
Swim With the Sharks...
What Color is Your Parachute
The Sky is not the Limit The Ground is
People of the Century By Dan Rather
Profiles of Genius
It is Always Something
Believe to Achieve
The GE Way
The World on Time
Millionaire Next Door
Think and Grow Rich
500 Year Delta
Finite Capacity Scheduling
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
It Ain't as Easy as it looks
Blown to Bits
A Future Perfect
The Whiz kids
Opportunity in Chaos
Essays of Warren Buffet
If it Ain't Broke, Break it
Rocking the Ages
In all His Glory
Shapes of Time
Start Small Finish Big
A Salesmen is a Problem Solver
Guerilla Marketing series
Grinding it Out
Net Centric Warfare
Pour Your Heart Into It
Books to understand reality:
Virus Hunters of CDC
Bin Laden, INC.
Brief History of Time
The Road Ahead
Most of the reading list of the "Futurists"
Theory and Practice of Hell
Proudy's book on JFK
US VS. Microsoft
Confessions of a Stockbroker
Confessions of a VC
Secrets of the Temple
The Rotten Heart of Europe
Amsterdam and the History of Commerce
The Art of War
VonClauswitz on War
JFK Reckless Youth
The Psychology of Winning
Benjamin Franklin Series from Franklin Quest
*comments: Motivational Tapes tend to be too showy, but have some value.
People should listen to tapes instead of wasting time, if you are not observing things, you should be learning something.
St. Elmos Fire
Authors with multiple books he reads (fiction):
Arthur C Clark
Shakespeare Plays and Cliff 's Notes
Charles DickensIsaac Asimov
Aviation Week and Space Technology
"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs
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Traits of The Successful Entrepreneur
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Business Is No Guarantee of Riches
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The Magic of Thinking Small
Hey!Many of you might disagree and I'm prepared for that.Many 'guru's' might say "Mike, you're wrong.
Evaluating an Opportunity
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Used-Book Case Study
Dwight Payne and Gary Heap reside in Santa Barbara, CA, where they attend college and pursue their mutual hobby of science-fiction book collecting. They pooled their book collection of over 4,000 volumes, and sci-fi magazines going back over twenty-five years.
The Business Leader as Ultramarathoner
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A Secret To Extraordinary Accomplishments
I sat watching a documentary on U.S.
Isnt it Time You Started to Fly?
I am going to begin this article by sharing a shocking fact..
3 Essential Elements of Operating a Successful Business
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The Entrepreneurial Difference
Who would ever have imagined that going door-to-door in my neighborhood selling figs from a bright orange shopping cart would have been my entrepreneurial beginnings? I surely did not. But, now that I look back and also look around me at other business owners, I see clearly that so many of the traits common to entrepreneurs are present at a very early age.
Realism vs. Optimism in the Business Plan
The most important function of a business plan is to create interest among investors so that they write a check. In achieving this goal, business plan writers are often challenged by determining the proper level of optimism in their plan.
Seven Key Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs
A recent poll conducted by Forbes magazine shows that majority of its readers would prefer to become a billionaire rather than a Nobel peace prize winner, a great scientist or a famous athlete. There is no secret that most of the average people dream about getting rich albeit very few makes any real effort to become one.
Entrepreneurship Story; Over Regulation in Franchising Final Chapter
Sally and Jim have launched their automotive franchise business and are now selling franchises; problems arise as lawyers and over regulation threaten to ruin their life's work, see how it ends; tragedy or success. A realistic story of modern day franchising.
Why Every Student Should Start a Business
With the economic downturn, students in all the major business schools have been dropping out of their entrepreneurship classes and transferring back to classes where they think they have a secure future. Students and professionals who were once planning to start businesses now have decided to go back to their cushy jobs.
The Business and Life You Want to Build
In the early days of my first consulting business, I knew I needed some sort of plan to give me the greatest chance at success. I took many a wrong step, yet in the end I managed to put a solid business together.
When Your Business Feels Like an Arranged Marriage
Q. I was laid off six months ago.
For Business SUCCESS... Listen To The Voices of Experience
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An Entrepreneur Is
An entrepreneur is an innovator. She sees a need in the marketplace and creates something new to fulfill that need or improves upon an existing mechanism that already fulfills that need.
Entrepreneurial Ongoing Education Advice
I would like to give some advice to all the up and coming entrepreneurs; if you really want to be a superstar not only do you have to work harder and smarter than the competition, but you must always keep learning. I built a company from a bucket of water and a sponge into a National Car Wash Franchise System in 23 states.
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