For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families

For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families

by Meg Hirshberg

NOOK Book(eBook)

View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013897397
Publisher: An Inc. Original
Publication date: 03/05/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 260
File size: 12 MB
Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

About the Author

Meg Hirshberg is a freelance writer, the author of the “Balancing Acts” column for Inc. magazine, a highly regarded speaker, and the wife of Gary Hirshberg, founder of Stonyfield Yogurt. Although it took nine painful years to become profitable, Stonyfield is now the largest organic yogurt company in the world. Meg has written two yogurt cookbooks and her writing has appeared in Yankee, New Hampshire magazine, and the Boston Globe magazine, among other publications.

Meg and Gary have three children—Danielle, Ethan, and Alex—who have all eaten a lot of yogurt.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

For Better or for Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Business journalist Meg Cadoux Hirshberg’s article “Hitched to Someone Else’s Dream” appeared in the September 2008 issue of Inc. magazine. She described the early, stressful beginnings of Stonyfield Farms, the company her husband co-founded. Though it is now the world’s largest organic yogurt firm, nine years of hard work passed before it made a profit. That article and the subsequent response from entrepreneurial couples and families led Hirshberg to write this book, where the advice ranges from the truly informed inside perspective to a few pretty obvious tips. getAbstract recommends her hilarious, heartbreaking, essential guide and its many family business war stories to current and aspiring entrepreneurs, their spouses and families, and other busy professionals seeking work-life balance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
rahWA More than 1 year ago
I could hardly put this book down once I started it! Meg Hirshberg has done what few have attempted – brilliantly described the real life side of entrepreneurship. Her writing is unapologetically/boldly/starkly frank, yet warmly encouraging. The format of the book is unique too. As she tells her and Gary’s story, she weaves in the stories of - and quotes from - scores of other entrepreneurs and their families. The result is a vivid, vast picture of what it means to dream, build and live with your own business – or the business of someone you love. Every entrepreneur, spouse/partner of an entrepreneur and person linked to an entrepreneur by blood or belief should read this book – if they dare!!