Item description for Why Entrepreneurs Should Eat Bananas: 101 Timeless and Inspirational Ideas for Growing Your Business and Yourself by Simon Tupman...
Just as bananas provide an excellent source of carbohydrate fuel, this guide boasts timeless, inspirational, energy-boosting tips and advice for today's entrepreneur. Striking a balance between creating a successful business and seeking a satisfactory life, this book tackles common issues such as how to work smarter, not harder; connect with existing customers and attract new ones; bring out the best in your people and free up time; promote a company in the market; and keep happy and healthy. Whether running a small direct mail company from a garage or starting up a software company in Silicon Valley, this much-needed guide empathizes with entrepreneurs of all kinds.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 4.88" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher Cyan Communications
ISBN 1904879497 ISBN13 9781904879497
Availability 0 units.
More About Simon Tupman
Simon Tupman is the director and founder of Simon Tupman Presentations, a company based in Australia. He is the author of "Why Lawyers Should Eat Bananas."
Reviews - What do customers think about Why Entrepreneurs Should Eat Bananas: 101 Timeless and Inspirational Ideas for Growing Your Business and Yourself?
The title says it all... Apr 10, 2007
Simon Tupman doesn't get to why folks starting businesses or nonprofits should eat bananas til hint #101--but he's only taking his own advice. He found a way to get me to pick up his book! (He admits that while bananas are a very healthy food and we all should probably eat more of them, his reason for the title was to intrigue.)
Thinking about starting your own business--or faith-based shoestring nonprofit organization (like the one I'm with)? This book offers 101 hints for succeeding, from recognizing that people are looking for someone who is a specialist in their field (and will pay for this) to the value of sometimes giving something away as a way of building loyalty or beginning a relationship (like the owner of the new Italian restaurant on Long Island sending over a free appetizer to our table of eight environmental entrepreneurs on our one-meal-out during a recent retreat) to seeing "personality" as the top quality you're looking for in new hires (only then moving on to skills, knowledge and experience) to marketing in a way that differentiates, not just describes, and that shows how what you have/are will benefit the customer/constituent.
I found it a fast read--just about right for a short plane ride--and if just one of the ideas strikes a chord and improves one's approach, it was worth the time.