The Second Decision:: the QUALIFIED entrepreneur TM

The Second Decision:: the QUALIFIED entrepreneur TM

by Randy H. Nelson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599325453
Publisher: Advantage Media Group
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Pages: 346
Sales rank: 1,195,544
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Randy H. Nelson is a speaker, a coach, a Qualified Entrepreneur, and a former nuclear submarine

officer in the U.S. Navy. He co-founded and later sold two market leading, multi-million dollar

companies—Orion International and NSTAR Global Services. His proudest achievement, NSTAR,

at 10 years and Orion, at 22 years old were awarded #8 and #9, respectively, at the same Fast 50

awards ceremony in the Raleigh, NC area. Randy now runs Gold Dolphins, LLC, a coaching and

consulting firm to help entrepreneurial leaders and CEO’s become Qualified Entrepreneurs and

achieve their maximum potential. Randy has a B.S. in Accounting from Miami University and was

awarded the Admiral Sidney W. Souers Distinguished Alumni Award at his alma mater in 2011. Randy

and his wife, Kristi, reside in North Carolina and are the proud parents of six children and four


Table of Contents

Foreword The Qualified Entrepreneur xix

Chapter 1 What Is the Second Decision? 1

Chapter 2 The Challenge of Startup Success 19

Chapter 3 Start by Stopping…and Slow Down to Speed Up! 31

Chapter 4 What Kind of Leader Are You? 43

Chapter 5 How To Develop and Brief Your Three-Year Vision 59

Chapter 6 Execution: Goals and Accountability and Key Leadership Decision #1 79

Chapter 7 Six Months' Cash and Covenants and Key Leadership Decision #2 93

Chapter 8 COGS-nizance: Profit and Expense Leadership 115

Chapter 9 Metrics: Mining for Gold 135

Chapter 10 Values-Based Leadership 153

Chapter 11 Career-Long Learning 167

Chapter 12 Bor-E-Gaged 187

Chapter 13 Crisis Leadership, Contingency Planning and RESET Button 203

Chapter 14 Reflection: Peer Advice and Insights 227

Chapter 15 The Second Decision 247

Appendix A An Excerpt from The Third Decision 271

Appendix B The Entrepreneur Qual Card 281

Appendix C The Seawater Question Answered! 299

Appendix D Line Officer Submarine Qual Card (Excerpt) 303

Notes 307

Thank You's 317

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