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The Risk Takers: 16 Top Entrepreneurs Share Their Strategies for Success epub

ISBN: 1593156375

ISBN13: 978-1593156374

Author: Perseus

Category: Business books

Subcategory: Business Culture

Language: English

Publisher: Vanguard Press (April 5, 2011)

Pages: 288 pages

ePUB book: 1187 kb

FB2 book: 1820 kb

Rating: 4.7

Votes: 913

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The Risk Takers is about ordinary people, all with good ideas, who .

The Risk Takers is about ordinary people, all with good ideas, who faced daunting challenges. If you are looking for a "case study" text written by an academic theorist - look elsewhere. Taking "the leap" and becoming an entrepreneur is daunting. There will always be much that has to be learned "on the fly".

The Risk Takers book. Offering an insider's look, The Risk Takers highlights the common traits and business strategies that helped propel these men and women to the heights of success. Their experiences are heartening, uplifting, and inspiring. Their strategies can be applied to nearly any new or existing enterprise.

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The American dream - Don Martin, the Cal-Surance Companies - Gary Heavin, Curves International - Linda Alvarado, Alvarado Construction - Paul Orfalea, Kinko's - Liz Lange, Liz Lange Maternity - Robert Stephens, Geek Squad - Barbara Corcor.

The American dream - Don Martin, the Cal-Surance Companies - Gary Heavin, Curves International - Linda Alvarado, Alvarado Construction - Paul Orfalea, Kinko's - Liz Lange, Liz Lange Maternity - Robert Stephens, Geek Squad - Barbara Corcoran, the Corcoran Group - David L. Steward, World Wide Technology Inc. - Maxine Clark, Build-a-Bear.

The Risk Takers is about ordinary people, all with good ideas, who faced . The Risk Takers - Renee Martin.

The Risk Takers is about ordinary people, all with good ideas, who faced daunting challenges, but took a leap of faith and started their own business. The book tells the stories of the personal and professional journeys of sixteen fascinating men and women who built hugely successful, multimillion dollar companies. Don and Renee Martin, successful entrepreneurs in their own right, personally interviewed these men and women whose inspiring stories demonstrate it’s never been easy to start your own business and navigate it through all the inevitable storms to ultimate successin any economy, in any era. But can be done.

Risk takers must also become risk analyzers - evaluating . Top-performing entrepreneurs aren’t afraid to take chances and keep expanding their product line.

Risk takers must also become risk analyzers - evaluating the pros and cons, then trusting their instincts and recognizing and seizing an opportunity to create their own businesses. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print.

book by Renee Martin. The Risk Takers is about the personal and professional journeys of sixteen remarkable men and women who built hugely successful, multimillion dollar companies. These were ordinary people, all with a good idea, who faced daunting challenges but took the leap of faith to start their own business.

In fact, they last chapter called Strategies for Success is a summary of all the strategies used by the 16 successful entrepreneurs. According to the authors, following are the lessons from these accomplished business owners: Trust Your Gut successful, independent-minded entrepreneurs know when to trust their gut.

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The book tells the stories of the personal and professional journeys of sixteen .

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The Risk Takers is about the personal and professional journeys of sixteen remarkable men and women who built hugely successful, multimillion dollar companies. These were ordinary people, all with a good idea, who faced daunting challenges but took the leap of faith to start their own business.

Don and Renee Martin personally interviewed these men and women whose stories demonstrate that it has never been easy to start your own business and steer it to ultimate success--in any economy, in any era. Offering an insider's look, The Risk Takers highlights the common traits and business strategies that helped propel these men and women to the heights of success. Their experiences are heartening, uplifting, and inspiring. Their strategies can be applied to nearly any new or existing enterprise.

Usually I really enjoy books on entrepreneurs but I really didn't enjoy this book, the layout was quite annoying, the information seemed a bit boring and dated and it had summarized paragraphs in large boxes like a magazine article, which just didn't work.
I've done business with Don Martin for decades. Like the people he and Renee interview in their book, Don found his niche in business, took the risks necessary to grow the business and enjoyed tremendous success. I mention this because being an entrepreneur is not for everyone. It is for risk takers and that is why I love this book. Renee and Don have given us a window into how risk takers think and act.

If you want to learn about what it takes to have a dream and build that dream into a reality...read this book. The interviews tell the tale of what it takes to build a successful business. As you read the various interviews you begin to understand that it is all about commitment and a willingness to keep trying new things until a successful path is found. It takes guts, energy and a whole lot of faith in yourself and your team to make it to the winner's circle.

My congratulations to Renee and Don Martin on an excellent book. This book should be required reading for anyone who dreams someday of owning their own business. It is inspirational, informative and a great read.

Don Hurzeler
I originally bought this book because I thought that it was listed on a suggested MBA reading list. It turns out this was the incorrect book. In any case, I read it anyway. Here are my thoughts:

Pros
-Pretty well written
-Brief company information on a lot of different people and companies
-Informative

Cons
-Company info is very brief.
-Themes are somewhat repetitive

Overall this book was just "meh" for me, though that is more personal preference than anything to do with the book. If you are in to learning a little bit about a lot of companies, than this is definitely for you. If you would rather learn a lot about one or two companies, than maybe try something else.
Don's inspiration for this book may have been to serve the up-and-coming generation by encouraging them toward victory, but at the tender age of 47, I started my own insurance brokerage two years ago. This was great reading for me. As you're going full-throttle implementing your vision and racing to the goal line, elbowing the difficulties from your path, this book gives you assurance that you're on the right track. Real stories from real people. No graphs, quadrants or checklists. Just stories. It makes for a great mental picture of each entrepreneur's experience, struggles and success(sometimes followed by more struggles, which is easy to recall when you encounter a stumbling block and are prone to discouragement. As a bible-thumping capitalist, I love how each account tells the story of a mixture of faith in what you're doing in spite of the challenges and making money as you do the right thing.

Don is the real deal, and he and Renee make a great team. In our business, we are off to a great start and I have Don to thank. He was my mentor for the early years of my career, and I have had none better since. His inspiration molded me then, and continues to do so now, and it just terrific the new generation has this new book to draw from for encouragement and direction. The tenets are timeless. Read this book!

Sheri Pontolillo
E&O Pros
I recommend this book to anyone that has a great idea they know in their hearts will be a great business. The Authors have painted a detailed picture of just what it takes be a successful entrepreneur. Each of the 16 subjects start from scratch with a great idea and through ingenuity and perseverance turn it into a world class business.

A few things I found especially interesting -
* Though the businesses are extremely different (everything from Kinko's to Build-A-Bear and from the Geek Squad to Spanx) the basic tenets of what's needed to succeed are very much the same.
* This is not another "Entrepreneurship for Dummies" type book. The chapters are the compelling stories - including the bumps and bruises along the way - that lead to each subject's initial and then continued success.
* The authors are themselves very success entrepreneurs and share their story. If you are looking for a "case study" text written by an academic theorist - look elsewhere.

Taking "the leap" and becoming an entrepreneur is daunting. There will always be much that has to be learned "on the fly". I think "The Risk Takers" can help by relaying insights that can only come form those that have been there, fought and found a way to win.

CB
This book is easy reading. It is very well written. The nice part about the people that they selected is that they didn't have millions in the bank to start. Most of the people were ordinary Joes with an idea and they pursued it and found success and lots of it. The stories of each give the reader inspiration that anything is possible.
what a pleasurable and engaging read. I think the
book is very inspiring for all future "Risk Takers". It brings to life how the human
spirit can overcome many personal set-backs with courage, cleverness and a dash
of luck. I think the finely honed detail of each character such as the who, what
and where, stays with you. It is insistently captivating. I found myself re-reading parts
to see if I got this fact or this character right. Very compelling!
You don't often see writing as lively as this and I think the Strategy for Success
recaps at the end of each chapter are brilliant.If the mission was to enlighten,
enthuse and encourage future "R.T's" mission accomplished.