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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785212620
  • ASIN: B000QRII5G
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,454,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...full of down-to-earth, practical and tested advice for leaders seeking to better their company..." -- Leading Blog, May 5, 2006

"...solid reading for any small-business owner." -- New York Post, May 8, 2006

"...this no-nonsense collection of real-life business experiences may even find you laughing out loud." -- Kirkus Reports, January 1, 2006 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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"Bob's book is like a year's worth of lunches with someone who has been way down the road and taken a lot of lumps-who can now help you avoid repeating his mistakes. And you only have to buy once."
-GUY KAWASAKI, Author, The Art of the Start

"Bob Pritchett has written a classic for anyone running or starting up a small to mid-sized business. There's compelling information on every page. I couldn't stop reading, and the same will happen to you."
-PAT WILLIAMS, Senior Vice President, Orlando Magic

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More About the Author

Bob Pritchett co-founded Faithlife (originally Logos Research Systems, Inc.) and serves as President/CEO. Bob speaks regularly at industry conferences and to academic groups on entrepreneurship, electronic publishing and digital libraries. He is a 2005 winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and was included in the Puget Sound Business Journal's 40 Under 40.

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Well, it was a dozen until this week, when I bought your book for my husband.
Amy K. Kardel
If I had a book to recommend to a small business owner or need to give a business book to a friend in business this is the book to give.
Michael Fernandez
The book was very good, a great reminder on many things, very transparent, clear and easy to read.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Hantla TOP 1000 REVIEWER on April 16, 2006
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Bob Pritchett, CEO of Logos Research Systems, writing in a conversational tone, has given an excellent book filled with advice for entrepreneurs, for small business owners and managers. His chapters, however, are filled with such down-to-earth practical advice, that I suspect anybody could benefit. Prtichett claims that his only qualification to writing this book is that he's an entrepreneur (like his target audience); he's not CEO of any fortune 500 companies (but then again neither are you or I); he isn't the one-in-a-million super success stories (neither are you or I); he doesn't claim to have THE secret to success (THE secret doesn't exist so don't buy the books that claim to have it). What he has is life experience as a modestly successful entrepreneur who has lots of mistakes behind him.

I found that the pages flew by. I never found myself awed by his intelligence or genius but I often found myself amazed by the simplicity of his advice that I may not have thought of had they not been put on paper in front of me. He makes you take a step back from the busy-ness and status quo of the small-business-owner's day and gives you advice that you need to hear but probably won't if you ask those closest to you. So basically, I found this to be a helpful, refreshing, and easy read.

Finally, and this is what makes this book truly a success in my mind, since the advice is so specialized so as to apply only to upper management in major corporations, the concepts that he discusses apply to anybody who will ever be in a position of leadership.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By John C. Dunbar on March 18, 2007
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This book presents the author's advice for owner/managers of small companies. In 200 pages, he presents 22 chapters on diverse and important topics. Here's my reaction to each chapter (where 1 = Not so good, 10 = Great).Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Erich C. Altvater on May 1, 2006
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As an engineer with a desire to "live my dream" by starting my own business, I have read my share of business books. Many of these were either "twelve steps to a better business" or gave me flashbacks to case studies and business models that bounced off my skull in college 25 years ago.

Bob speaks from the heart and the book connects. The lessons learned from successes and blunders in a small business communicate dearly and are very effective. It is a good read, but one that sticks even after the first pass. I do not have to review some checklist to know several issues I can address immediately to make my business better.

I was greatly encouraged after reading the book. It has helped me better see the areas I need to work on to bring my business into focus.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hershael W. York on May 6, 2006
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In spite of the bombastic title, Pritchett's book is friendly to anyone who has success in mind. Insightful, practical, clear and comprehensive, FST is a personal walk with Pritchett on his journey through the obstacles and opportunities of growing something from the ground up. Most books talk only about success, but this book helps the reader also learn from failure. Not only is FST relevant, but Pritchett has fashioned his distilled wisdom into a great read. Though I am primarily a pastor and denominational leader, I found plenty in this work to help me with management as well as leadership. I can easily translate these principles into my context. This work takes an honored position on my desk reserved for those books to which I frequently appeal for advice.
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