Books on Entrepreneurship by Best Selling Authors

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Title: Natural capitalism

This groundbreaking book reveals how today's global businesses can be both environmentally responsible and highly profitable.

Author(s): Paul Hawken,Amory Lovins,L. Hunter Lovins
ISBN 13: 9780316353007
Pages: 416
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Title: Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard

<p class="null1">Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives?

The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort—but if it is overcome, change can come quickly.

In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people—employees and managers, parents and nurses—have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results:  

      The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients.

      The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping.

      The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service
            
In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.

Author(s): Dan Heath
ISBN 13: 9780385528757
Pages: 305
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Title: The Most Successful Small Business in The World: The Ten Principles

<p>"Gerber's books never disappoint. These Ten Principles help you dig in to create newer, bigger ideas during our deeply troubled times, ultimately producing a great renewal—of mind, of body, of spirit, and leading to a new operating system where anything is possible and growth is built into the culture."<br> —Stephen M. R. Covey, author of the New York Times and#1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Speed of Trust</p> <p>"This book doesn't just describe great business principles—it MAKES business history. Your economic survival hinges on you reading this book!"<br> —Jack Canfield, coauthor of the New York Times #1 bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and author of The Success Principles</p> <p>"Gerber is the master in giving us the essence. Every business begins small, then grows and endures in accordance with its founding principles. His new book scores a perfect 10!"<br> —Denis Waitley, author of The Psychology of Winning</p> <p>"New books recycle old ideas. This one is brand-new thinking for our deeply troubled times. Gerber takes on the tough issues of the day, and provides liberating insight and compelling principles on creating small business success in any economic or political environment."<br> —Dr. Ivan Misner, New York Times bestselling author and founder of BNI</p> <p>"Entrepreneurship has been the high road to success and satisfaction for 200 years. In this book, Michael shows you how to start and build your own business better and more meaningfully than you ever thought possible. Good Luck!"<br> —Brian Tracy, bestselling author of The Psychology of Achievement</p>
Author(s): Michael E. Gerber
ISBN 13: 9780470503621
Pages: 162
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Title: The E-Myth Attorney: Why Most Legal Practices Don’t Work and What to Do About It

<p class="null1">Praise for <i>The E-Myth Attorney</i></p> <p>"Twelve years ago I was introduced to the systems in this book by Robert Armstrong and Sanford Fisch. These visionaries transformed my estate planning practice and my life. Prior to meeting them and living the <i>E-Myth Attorney</i> life, I was an unhappy, struggling lawyer who wondered why I ever went to law school. I disliked the practice of law. The grind of it wasn't fulfilling personally or financially, but that changed forever. Thanks to the systems and ideas within these pages and the guidance of my mentors, Robert and Sandy, I am able to fully enjoy and thrive in my practice, helping people protect their families. That's why I went to law school. "<br> —<b>Cheryl K. David, Law Offices of Cheryl David</b></p> <p>"This is a NOW read for attorneys. Gerber, Armstrong, and Fisch hit the mark by applying E-Myth principles to the legal profession. The attorney's unspoken fear is 'What happens if I'm not here?' This book is a road map for creating systems that make a business out of a practice, one that works for you, not you for it. My seventeen-year association with Robert and Sandy created a breakthrough experience for my practice, my family, and my life. Live and apply these principles and watch what happens to your practice . . . and your life."<br> —<b>Larry V. Parman, Parman &amp; Easterday</b></p> <p>"Between Michael Gerber's wisdom of 'systems' and Robert and Sandy's keen insight gained from coaching law firms around the country, this terrific book is transformational reading for anyone who wants to improve their law practice—and their life!"<br> —<b>Paul A. Kraft, Frank &amp; Kraft, A Professional Corporation, Attorneys at Law</b></p> <p>"It is often said that there is more to the practice of law than being a good attorney. An abundance of knowledge and technical proficiency mean little if an attorney/owner lacks the ability to lead his associates, his staff, and his clients. It means little if the attorney/owner lacks the ability to manage the equalizer that favors none, which is time. If what you seek is a better, more balanced life, derived from an enlightened way to transform your law practice into a successful business that delivers quality legal services, and which is then transformed further into a successful enterprise that functions smoothly in your absence, then you should read and heed the pearls of wisdom contained in The E-Myth Attorney. If you care not, then you will be doomed to repeat the failures of so many who came before you."<br> —<b>Stephen A. Mendel, The Mendel Law Firm, LP</b></p> <p><b>The E-Myth Vertical series</b> brings Michael E. Gerber's proven E-Myth philosophy to a wide variety of different professional practice areas. The E-Myth, short for "Entrepreneurial Myth," is simple: too many small businesses fail to grow because their leaders think like technicians, not entrepreneurs. Gerber's approach gives small enterprise leaders practical, proven methods that have already helped transform more than 60,000 businesses. Let the E-Myth Verticalseries boost your professional practice today!</p>
Author(s): Michael E. Gerber
ISBN 13: 9780470503652
Pages: 178
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Title: The E-Myth Accountant: Why Most Accounting Practices Don't Work and What to Do about It

Praise for The E-Myth Accountant

"Read it and then do it. There's probably no professional who could benefit more from the E-Myth principles than the accounting firm owner, and longtime accounting professional and firm owner Darren Root understands that better than anyone. This book offers powerful and practical direction from two business leaders that will change your personal and professional lives."
Mike Sabbatis, President and CEO, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

"Saying that The E-Myth Accountant is a must-read is an understatement. For many in our profession, this book is the proverbial missing link between the advice others rely on us to provide and how we apply that advice in our own business. Michael and Darren do a masterful job of binding together a powerfully motivating book and a step-by-step guide on transforming a working practice into a thriving business."
Teresa Mackintosh, CPA.CITP, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Professional Market, Thomson Reuters

"Darren's insight on accounting firms combined with Michael's original E-Myth vision and methodology have resulted in a book that can help all conscientious accountants improve their lives and firms while providing new levels of client service."
Randy Johnston, Executive Vice President, Network Management Group, Inc.

"Every accountant should read this book. The perfect blend of theory and practice provide firm leaders with the knowledge required to build the foundation of a successful business. Putting the E-Myth concepts in practice will quickly dispel any outdated beliefs of how a firm should operate."
René Lacerte, CEO and founder, Bill.com

"Darren Root is one of the lead change agents for the accounting profession. This book is a powerful read of Darren's proven concepts on how firms can transform themselves into a true next-generation firm."
Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO, CPA2Biz, Inc., a subsidiary of the American Institute of CPAs

Author(s): Gerber, Michael E. , Root, M. Darren
ISBN 13: 9780470503669
Pages: 182
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Title: Growing a Business

<p>Nearly everyone harbors a secret dream of starting or owning a business. In fact, 1,000,000 businesses start in the United States every year. Many of them fail, but enough succeed so that small businesses are now adding millions of jobs to the economy at the same time that the Fortune 500 companies are actually losing jobs.</p> <p>Paul Hawken — entrepreneur and best-selling author — wrote <i>Growing a Business</i> for those who set out to make their dream a reality. He knows what he's talking about; he is his own best example of success. In the early 1970s, while he was still in his twenties, he founded Erewhon, the largest distributor of natural foods. More recently, he founded and still runs Smith &amp; Hawken, the premier mail-order garden tool company. And he wrote a critically acclaimed book called <i>The Next Economy</i> about the future of the economy.</p> <p> Using examples like Patagonia, Ben &amp; Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream, and University National Bank of Palo Alto, California, Hawken shows that the successful business is an expression of an individual person. The most successful business, <i>your</i> idea for a business, will grow from something that is deep within you, something that can't be stolen by anyone because it is so uniquely yours that anyone else who tried to execute your idea would fail. He dispels the myth of the risk-taking entrepreneur. The purpose of business, he points out, is not to take risks but rather to get something done.</p>
Author(s): Paul Hawken
ISBN 13: 9780671671648
Pages: 256
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Title: The Macintosh Way

Author(s): Guy Kawasaki, Jean-Louis Gassee
ISBN 13: 9780673461759
Pages: 209
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Title: The Natural Step for Business: Wealth, Ecology & the Evolutionary Corporation

Corporations have customarily viewed environmentalism as a threat to the bottom line. But savvy corporate executives have regarded the sustainability imperative as an opportunity to gain competitive advantage, reduce costs, increase employee loyalty, and stimulate greater innovation while improving the health of both planet and people.

The Natural Step model for sustainability has gained international acclaim from some of the world's most respected scientists. In this first book in English on the topic, the authors explain The Natural Step and reveal through detailed case studies how four leading corporations - IKEA, Scandic Hotels, Interface, and Collins Pine - are using it to great advantage as a central part of their corporate strategies. Timely, practical, and exciting, The Natural Step for Business will be of special interest to business leaders, environmentalists, and all students of sustainability.

Author(s): Brian Nattrass
ISBN 13: 9780865713840
Pages: 240
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Title: Selling the Dream: How to Promote Your Product, Company, or Ideas - And Make a Difference - Using Everyday Evangelism

Guy Kawasaki's phenomenal success at Apple Computer and as a start-up entrepreneur was the result of an innovative approach to sales, marketing, and management called evangelism. Evangelism means convincing people to believe in your product or ideas as much as you do, by using fervor, zeal, guts, and cunning to mobilize your customers and staff into becoming as passionate about a cause as you are.

Selling the Dream is a handbook and workbook for putting evangelism into action. Kawasaki charts a complete blueprint for the beginning evangelist that covers such topics as how to define a cause (whether it is a business, like Windham Hill Records or the Body Shop, or a public interest concern, like the National Audubon Society or Mothers Against Drunk Driving), how to identify good and bad enemies, how to deliver an effective presentation, and how to find, train, and recruit new evangelists. One of the highlights of the book is a short course in developing an evangelistic business plan, illustrated by the complete, original Macintosh Product Introduction Plan.

Selling the Dream will teach you how to become a raging, inexorable thunder lizard of an evangelist — a leader whose words will never fall on deaf ears again.

Author(s): Guy Kawasaki
ISBN 13: 9780887306006
Pages: 352
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Title: E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do about It

An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.

Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.

The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.

Author(s): Michael E. Gerber
ISBN 13: 9780887307287
Pages: 288
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