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Pollard, a longtime entrepreneurial advisor, distills his extensive experience into sound suggestions in this useful and much-needed book. According to the author, too many individuals hesitate in creating a business in line with their goals, skills and values out of fear or a lack of self-confidence or funds. Pollard argues that entrepreneurship need not imply stress or risk, and he coaches readers through the process of identifying their passion, choosing the right collaborators and discovering unmet needs in the marketplace. Helpful charts and exercises guide the reader in finding where their purpose, passions and gifts intersect; and bite-sized case studies of entrepreneur success studies abound and help illustrate his points. Along the way, Pollard warns against settling for work that is anything less than satisfying. The ideal job—what he calls natural enterprise or the sweet spot—is an innovative business that touches people's lives. Pollard gives an insightful overview of the entrepreneurial process, and the book itself stands testament to the success of the author's methods. (Sept.)
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"With a welcome vigour Pollard reinterprets many of the tools of management for the entrepreneur. Straightforward and plain-speaking without shortchanging the complexities of creating value, Finding the Sweet Spot is a book for grown-ups who want their work to make them feel like a kid again."—Michael E. Raynor, co-author of The Innovator's Solution and author of The Strategy ParadoxSee all Editorial Reviews
I have been reading books like these for a couple of years now and Dave Pollard's words resonate! One of the many boomers who are searching for their encore career, I found this... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
A simple way to find your sweet spot. You will be happier and more productive doing what you love and making a difference in the world.Published on April 4, 2013 by Wyman L. Crane
My comment is not a review. it is merely an expression of annoyance with reviewers who have the hubris to "review" a book only partially read.Published on July 20, 2011 by Daniel Dashnaw
Bought Dave's book after reading an interview with him in Ode...
I have not just read this book, I am putting the principles he outlines into action and its working! Read more
I began reading "Finding the Sweet Spot" with great anticipation, but found it difficult to continue, finally stopping mid-way. Read morePublished on May 13, 2009 by Santa Fe Slim