Lessons of an Entrepreneur: How to Grow, Take Risks and Survive

Lessons of an Entrepreneur: How to Grow, Take Risks and Survive

by Ray Pekowski


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Learn from the Past. Deal with the Present. Change the Future. Lessons of an Entrepreneur is written for those who want to create a culture of stewardship and servant leadership. Whether you are just starting your first business or well established in your industry Ray Pekowski reveals his secrets to his success and his principals of being a servant leader. Wisdom is the ultimate reward for a lifetime of passionate investment in a multitude of decisions about life, faith, business, family and your personal vision of your own future. In this powerful book, Pekowski gives us the incredible benefit of dozens of lessons learned from his journey to success. The logic underlying his resilience is revealed through his mantra: “Nobody goes through life with an unbroken chain of success. Everybody has failure and mistakes. We all embarrass ourselves. We all have pain. We all have problems. We all have pressure. The people who succeed have resilience.” If you want to learn how to grow your business, take calculated risks and survive the most trying of times, Lessons of an Entrepreneur is for you. Pekowski is someone you want to work for, learn from and be around. He will help you see what it takes to do the very best for your employees and your customers. Buckle up for a great ride from a terrific leader of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478787372
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 06/26/2017
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword i

Introduction iii

Preface vii

1 Influencers and Mentors 1

2 The Whys 5

3 Customer for Life 9

4 The Entrepreneur Beginning 13

5 Where to Begin 18

6 Nationwide Convention Services 20

7 Implementation of a New Industry Model 25

8 Growth Challenges 31

9 Time for a Change 36

10 New Start, New Beginning 42

11 Know Your Team 47

12 It's a Family Affair 51

13 Working Hard and Being Accountable 59

14 Touching the Customer 65

15 Being Compassionate 70

16 From Ordinary to Extraordinary 73

17 Building a Company with a Culture of Stewardship 77

18 Game Changers 80

19 Lessons of Catastrophe 86

20 Changing the Playbook 91

21 The Future 95

Acknowledgments 97

Biography 99

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Lessons of an Entrepreneur: How to Grow, Take Risks and Survive 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
SMUTIFF More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! Whether you are a C - level executive, just starting out, or somewhere between, this book is a must read. Following the author's journey creating, building, and then maintaining a new business is entertaining, and highly educational. This book is a gripping page turner due to the honesty in which it was written - I could not put it down. Insightful lessons for not only business, but for life. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic read! I enjoyed the conversational style of the book and how genuine the author is about his successes and failures. Who knew that changing the corporate org chart would have such a great impact...Servant Leadership. When the CEO serves the employees, it empowers the employees to know what makes your organization different from the others and why you are the best. The lessons emphasize how the culture of an organization breeds success.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on a Friday and I finished it one sitting. I could not put it down. It is one of the best and honest books on business and life- the ups and downs (overcoming your obstacles). Ray's story of taking something from nothing and making it great. I highly recommend this everyone in business leadership or just starting out. It is an easy read and well thought out book. It is one of the business books that I will read again. There are so many pearls of wisdom. Kudos to Ray- one of the visionaries in business. - Todd, Plano, TX