The One Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business

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Mega-bestselling author Ken Blanchard and celebrated business leaders Don Hutson and Ethan Willis present an inspiring story that reveals the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

In THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR, Ken Blanchard (coauthor of the #1 bestselling business classic The One Minute Manager), Don Hutson, CEO of U.S. Learning, and Ethan Willis, CEO of Prosper Learning, tell the inspiring story of one man’s challenges in creating ...

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Overview

Mega-bestselling author Ken Blanchard and celebrated business leaders Don Hutson and Ethan Willis present an inspiring story that reveals the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

In THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR, Ken Blanchard (coauthor of the #1 bestselling business classic The One Minute Manager), Don Hutson, CEO of U.S. Learning, and Ethan Willis, CEO of Prosper Learning, tell the inspiring story of one man’s challenges in creating his own business. Through a powerful and engaging narrative, we confront many of the typical problems all entrepreneurs face in starting up their business, from finding new sources of revenue to securing the commitment of their people and the loyalty of their customers. More important, we learn the secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur, including how to build a firm foundation, how to ensure a steady cash flow, and how to create legendary service. In addition, the book offers invaluable advice, delivered through One Minute Insights, from such entrepreneurs and thinkers as Sheldon Bowles, Peter Drucker, Michael Gerber, and Charlie “Tremendous” Jones.

Today, in the midst of the largest entrepreneurial surge in U.S. history, four out of five small businesses continue to fail. THE ONE MINUTE ENTREPRENEUR offers businesspeople and would-be entrepreneurs a treasure trove of wisdom on how to think, act, and succeed in creating and sustaining a business, no matter what their industry.

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Advance Praise for The One Minute Entrepreneur

“Don Hutson and Ken Blanchard have done a beautiful job teaching the essence of entrepreneurship.”
-Zig Ziglar, author and motivational teacher

“Filled with gems of wisdom. Read it if you’re serious about reinventing your life.”
—Mark Sanborn, president, Sanborn and Associates, and author of The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader

“There is much said about stewardship in life and business…however, the greatest stewardship is of influence. The One Minute Entrepreneur will teach you the importance of influence and inspire you to choose mentors wisely.”
—Jim Amos, chairman emeritus, UPS

“We each have a lot more to learn and a lot more to teach. The One Minute Entrepreneur will help you do both.”
—R. Brad Martin, chairman of the board, Saks Incorporated

The One Minute Entrepreneur will help you understand that while success might be easier said than done, focusing on a few essentials will dramatically increase your probability of success—and help you have fun doing it.”
—Michael E. Gerber, entrepreneur and author of The E-Myth, The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Fail and What to Do About It, and Awakening the Entrepreneur Within

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385526029
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/29/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 438,963
  • Product dimensions: 5.85 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Blanchard is an internationally bestselling author and motivational speaker whose books have sold more than eighteen million copies in thirty languages. He lives in San Diego, California.

Don Hutson is the CEO of U.S. Learning, a training firm that delivers innovative, high-impact solutions to improve learning in organizations. An active speaker, Hutson was on the founding board of the National Speakers Association and served as its third president. He is the author of several books and lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Ethan Willis is the CEO of Prosper Learning, Inc., a winner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award and a global leader in entrepreneurial coaching, with more than 150,000 students in seventy-six countries. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

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Table of Contents


Foreword     xiii
A Note to Readers     xv
Building a Firm Foundation     1
Growing in Knowledge     9
Learning the Craft     18
Catching the Entrepreneurial Bug     26
Gaining a Vital Teammate     30
A Door Opens     36
Launching the Company     44
Financial Growing Pains     52
Creating Legendary Service     61
Helping People Soar Like Eagles     79
Ego Issues     93
Turning Things Around     105
Putting It All Together     112
Building a Legacy     125
Top 20 Attributes of Successful Entrepreneurs     130
Acknowledgments     131
Selected Readings     134
Services Available     136
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  • Posted November 29, 2010

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    Fantastic Book about Entrepreneur's

    Well Written and Great Book Overall. Must Read!

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  • Posted November 27, 2010

    Hard to Put Down

    This is one of those books that I had a hard time putting down. I was so hooked that I had to force myself to put it down a few times. The tips are very helpful and every aspiring entrepreneur should read this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2008

    Simply Tremendous !!

    I absolutely love this book. It has become my second favorite book. From beginning to end I was captivated, inspired and educated. The story really worked for me. It made the concepts come alive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2008

    Not Good

    Glad I checked this book out at the library instead of buying it. Unlike The One Minute Salesperson, a great resource, this revolved around a story that I could'nt get into.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    Entertaining and Informative

    I don't usually read self-help books, but this book was written in a story format and really spoke to me. I found it entertaining and incredibly helpful. I would highly recommend to anyone who is or is thinking about being an Entrepreneur

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2008

    Good Balance Between Story and Principles

    The One-Minute Entrepreneur engages you in the story while it enlightens you about the journey. That is, with the typical business book, you¿re hoping up to pick up a few gems to run your business more effectively, reap better results, or ratchet up your career a few notches. But here, you find yourself actually rooting for the hero¿and hoping that he makes the best personal decisions as well as business decisions. Bingo¿for you and the hero. Hutson and Blanchard give solid business principles here, plus guidelines for acting with personal integrity and building relationships through networking. Good balance between story and principles. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    Great Book!

    This is a great book for those wanting to start their own business or work for a company that encourages their employees to think like an entrepreneur. I truly enjoyed the story and the lessons it taught.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2008

    Master Storytelling Makes it Memorable

    The One Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business works because Ken Blanchard is a master storyteller. The principles presented to become a successful entrepreneur are basic and pretty obvious: sales must exceed expenses, you must collect bills, take care of your customers, and take care of your employees. Chances are, you already know this. But the beauty of the book--indeed, what will probably make the book another classic--is that most of it is told in story form. Stories are more concrete than mere facts we read a good story with strong imagery and feel the lessons being taught. It is like very good fiction. Great fiction draws us into another world and we literally see and identify with the characters and plot. So it is with The One Minute Entrepreneur--the concepts that will make us successful entrepreneurs come alive when reading this little, but important , book. By the author of the award winning book, Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify and Energize Your Life, Your Home and Your Planet

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2008

    Be Careful of the Up-Sale

    If you go to the website for this book, they will do everything possible to sign you up for his 'plan'. The book may be good, but the company is out for your money and care little about the principles he preaches.

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