Some business books make success seem like a mystery that can only be unraveled by smooth-talking Harvard MBAs. The fact is, you can learn pretty much everything you need to know about business from your mama . . . or Tim Knox's mama.
If you could combine the business acumen of Steven Covey with the down-home humor of Jeff Foxworthy, you'd have millionaire entrepreneur and former comedian Tim Knox. In Everything I Know About Business I Learned from My Mama, Knox offers a refreshingly funny account of his rise from backwoods poverty to wealth and success. Along the way, he presents commonsense lessons on the basics of businesslessons learned from owning and operating businesses in the real world, not in some business school fantasyland.
Knox might be funny, but his message is pretty seriousyou're responsible for your own happiness, not the world, not those around you. Just you. If you believe in yourself and your abilities, and you accept responsibility for your own life, achievement and fulfillment is right around the corner. If you're waiting for success to find you, you'll need a much longer book to keep you busy while you wait. Instead, follow the ancient advice of mamas the world over: If you work hard, treat people right, and use your common sense, you can be anything, do anything, accomplish anything.
To succeed in life and in business, all you really need to do is listen to your mama. Tim Knox did, and in this book is what he learned. Part memoir, part self-help, and part business how-to manual, Everything I Know About Business I Learned from My Mama serves up world-class, Southern-fried business advicewith a side order of common sense. Dig in and see how far Tim's mama's advice can take you.
Everything I Know About Business I Learned from My Mama
"Not your typical success book by any means. It's laugh-out-loud funny, full of great stories and outstanding business ideas, and has real heart. This is one I would spend my money on!"
Larry Winget, New York Times bestselling author of It's Called Work for a Reason! and star of the A&E hit reality series Big Spender
"Every now and then I find a book that is so inspiring I immediately start making a list of all the people I know who must have a copy. Everything I Know About Business I Learned from My Mama is one of those books."
Dan Miller, author of 48 Days to the Work You Love
"This book is a great combination: both entertaining and educational. You'll get some terrific ideas and insights and have so much fun in the process, you might not even realize you're learning. I recommend it."
Mark Sanborn, author of The Fred Factor
"This is one of those rare books that works on every level. Knox is an absolute pleasure to read, his stories are joyfully engaging, and there's a business lesson on every page. I enthusiastically recommend that you get this book immediately. Like me, you won't put it down until you've reached the last page. Hey, Tim, write another one soon!"
Joe Calloway, author of Work Like You're Showing Off!
"Think of this book as Jeff Foxworthy meets Donald Trump. You get all of The Donald's wisdom dished up in some of the most hilarious business adventures ever described. Only Tim would learn a major business lesson from having his daddy try to electrocute him. If it ain't fun, don't do it. By that advice, you should read this book. It's an entrepreneur's gold mine nestled in a silly foam container."
Jerry Newman, author of My Secret Life on the McJob
Everyone's trying to make a buck these days, passing themselves off as some sort of business expert. Tim Knox has been cashing in on this "business" as well. Read morePublished on January 28, 2012 by pascal2
I really like this book. Tim Knox put a lot of information, in a no holes barred format which makes this a really a great read. Read morePublished on April 20, 2008 by C. J. Montgomery
Good book... Puts business and entertainment in its proper place.
Tim lets you know the in & outs and its up to you to do as he say
or tell him he is full of beans. Read more
I love Tim Knox. He makes his information extremely easy to read and understand using humor and real life situations. I have never had so much fun reading about business stuff. Read morePublished on October 1, 2007 by Amazon Customer
I found this book to be a fast read, down to earth and an excellent approach to doing business with real true to life experiences. Definitely something anyone can relate to!Published on August 23, 2007 by Janet Crooks
A very entertaining book full of great business sense that anyone can understand. I would recommend it to everyone in all levels of business.
A book well worth reading again!
Tim begins the book with a section to help you determine if you are an entrepreneur at heart. He makes it very clear that running a business is much harder and carries more... Read morePublished on August 9, 2007 by Richard A. Sheehy