In the book, there are specific comments on the characteristics of being an entrepreneur, together with up-to-date, practical and useful management tools and techniques for entrepreneurs. In my next few blogs, I will share with you a couple of these tools, as a sample of what you can find in my new book. I hope these will be helpful for many of you; existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, start ups; and business owners!
The idea for the book came from meeting and dealing with many entrepreneurs who were successful in business and those who unfortunately were not.
So, was there a common thread? Is there a ‘gene’ that you need to enable you to succeed in business? What sort of intelligence do you need?
To find out the answers to these questions, I conducted a survey with a large number of entrepreneurs and the book was written in conjunction with the results from that survey. It contained 50 questions and the results were extremely interesting. They gave new insights into entrepreneur’s behaviours, attitudes and thinking. It was particularly fascinating that after the first few hundred results had come in, the answers and results to the survey did not alter very much, at all. This demonstrated that there was a common thread.
You can complete the survey yourself as it is set out in Chapter 9 of “Drive like a Real Entrepreneur.”
By completing the survey, you can judge and mark yourself and your own thinking. As well as that you can also find the results from the survey throughout the book, alongside commentary and incisive paragraphs on the various subject matters and topics being discussed. By self-questioning, you can see if you have all the attributes to be an entrepreneur or just some of them.
One of the many five star reviews the book has received on Amazon says, “This is not so much a self-help book but a book that makes you question yourself.”
There are a great variety of entrepreneur’s answers demonstrated in the book including about subjects such as: luck; self-belief; and attitudes to risk.
There was one answer to the entrepreneur’s survey which produced a 100% result. Read the book to find out which question that was!
Of the entrepreneurs surveyed, 96% considered they needed luck to succeed in business. This meant I needed to investigate and report on luck. Luck needs to be defined and we need to make sure it comes your way. Check it out in Chapter 2.3.
It is very different and so much more than that. As Nick Leslau comments in the book; ”It is a refreshingly different way to look at what makes an entrepreneur and the ingredients required to become one”.
Another testimonial quotes; ”The surveys are particularly enlightening and more than once I have had to stop and consider the findings. It really makes one think.”
Give it a go for yourself and the team in your business and let me know how you get on. If you have any questions, please let me know - I look forward to hearing from you.