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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470496428
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470496428
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #235,188 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When you face personal challenges, you turn to the Holy Bible for spiritual guidance. But when you need guidance for running your business well and successfully, where can you turn?

You might be surprised to learn that the Bible doesn't just provide guidance on living your life, but also on running a successful business. In How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK, famed leadership guru Dave Anderson reveals powerful biblical wisdom for transforming the people, culture, and results of your business. He culls timeless leadership principles from the Good Book to help you build a rock-solid foundation for long-term business success.

Even if you read the Bible regularly, it's easy to miss the powerful leadership and business lessons peppered throughout it. But the Bible is packed with commonsense business wisdom on such topics as hiring and training good people, managing money, creating a leadership vision, balancing the demands of work and family, and achieving your most ambitious business goals. These wise and timeless principles will lead your business to the top of the mountain—if you're only willing to open your heart and lead with courage.

In How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK, you'll discover:

  • Four mandates to maximize your time

  • How to overcome the #1 cause of management failure

  • Five steps to building rock-solid integrity

  • The "High Five" principles for elevating your people skills

  • How to manage your money by THE BOOK

  • Four steps to create life-work balance

  • Four steps to build a team by THE BOOK

This book tackles all the vital issues of business from a biblical standpoint, providing Christian insights and strategies that you can put to work in your business immediately. This nondenominational guide is God's playbook for the successful day-to-day operation of your business. Here, you'll learn to overcome your ego and lead with courage, strength, fairness, and faith—and that's good business.

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Praise for How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK

"For Christians in business, this book is an invaluable resource! Dave Anderson is a great business coach and we have benefited greatly from his books and seminars. The combination of biblical lessons with his amazing approach to business issues has created essential reading for young as well as seasoned business leaders."
—Sir Peter Vardy, Chairman, The Vardy Group of Companies

"Dave freely shares business secrets that are?both biblical and glorifying to God. If only I would have known of these practical time-tested principles twenty years ago. A must-read for anyone who is called into the ministry of business!"
—Aurelio F. Barreto III, founder and CEO, C28/NOTW

"You don't have to be religious to appreciate the valuable lessons for life and business found in the Bible. In his new book, my friend, Dave Anderson, has captured some of the most meaningful examples of this ancient wisdom and combined it with his twenty-first century perspectives to help you find success in the marketplace and in life."
—Jim Blasingame, small business expert, author, columnist, and host of

The Small Business Advocate® Show

"Dave Anderson has done a magnificent job of?creating and presenting high-impact business strategies based?upon biblical?principles! Applying?this blueprint will quickly?elevate your personal leadership and transform your organization's results."
—Doug Carter, Senior Vice President, EQUIP


More About the Author

Dave is president of Dave Anderson's LearnToLead, an international sales and leadership training and consulting company. Prior to beginning LearnToLead, Dave enjoyed an extensive and successful career in the automotive retail industry.

Dave has given over 1,000 workshops and speeches over the past decade on sales and leadership development and has spoken in fifteen countries.

Dave is author of twelve books, including the TKO Business Series, Up Your Business, If You Don't Make Waves You'll Drown , How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK, and How to Lead by THE BOOK.

He authors a monthly leadership column for two national magazines and his interviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of publications including: The Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily and US News & World Report. He was a featured speaker at the NADA Convention for ten straight years and is a frequent panelist on MSNBC's Your Business show. Please visit www.LearnToLead.com to learn more about Dave as well as gain over 500 free training articles and videos on sales, management and leadership!

Dave is also a martial arts enthusiast who holds a black belt in Tang Soo Do karate.

Dave, along with his wife Rhonda, is the co-founder of the Matthew 25:35 Foundation, whose mission is to bring food, housing, clothing, healing, and ministry to under-resourced and imprisoned people worldwide. Please visit, www.facebook.com/M2535F for more information.

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It is substantive and yet easy to read.
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A business success book that stands on principles set forth in the Bible.
Plurktwo
I hardily recommend this book to any and all Christian business people.
Darrell R. Griffin

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Randy Pennington on August 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Dave Anderson has written an excellent book. If you are a person of faith, this book will resonate with you and provide practical examples of how to live your beliefs every day. If you are not a person of faith, How to Run Your Business by The Book is still worth your attention. Dave Anderson's books are known for providing top-quality information with immediate take-away value. This book is no different. It is spiritual but not preachy. It is substantive and yet easy to read. Chapter 4 (Five Steps to Build a Rock-Solid Character) is especially important in a world where leaders in every walk of life self-destruct in front of our eyes. Anderson's five steps are (1) Don't tell "white lies;" (2) Keep your commitments; (3) Go the second mile; (4) Don't give false impressions; and (5)Reconcile and forgive immediately. If you are tempted to write off these ideas as simplistic and out-of-touch with today's reality, consider this: where would we be as a society if every person actually followed these five steps? Where would our economy be today? How would the trust in our institutions and leaders be improved? I highly recommend this book. Its relevance extends beyond running a business. It is a plan for leading a life.
Randy G. Pennington
Author, On My Honor, I Will: The Journey to INTEGRITY-DRIVEN® Leadership
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ben Ukemenam on August 14, 2010
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Dave's book is an excellent write-up for anyone in business whether you are a person of faith or not. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in laying his/her business on a solid foundation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By blackprincess on September 18, 2013
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I can't put it down. It has such great insight into the Godly principles that all businesses should be using.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marty Raymond on February 11, 2013
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An unbelievably great book that shares time tested priciples in an easy to understand manner. Read it and implement it as it has simple real life application!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Country Butter on February 4, 2013
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If u want motivation and own your own business this one will help you meet your goals and keep you motivated
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dallas E. Romanowski on November 19, 2012
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How to Run Your Business by the Book describes proven business leadership principles and references passages from the Bible to support the message. I've used the book as part of my daily devotions and plan to use it in our small group at church.

i support and agree with most of the messages in the book with the exception of debt and partnerships. As a business advisor I encourage business owners to maintain a very healthy financial position (i.e. Current Ratio of 2+). Achieving this ratio will help business owners use debt very wisely. The book indicates that debt should not be used... The book also discourages partnerships. Partnerships are full of challenges. but they can also help you achieve great things as an organization. The book does suggest if you are considering a partnership, your values must be aligned -- a point I agree with. If you can achieve your company vision without debt and partnerships, you are in a fantastic position and should avoid debt and partners. However, if you cannot achieve your company vision without debt and partners, I would not close the door on these options...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By aromessentials on January 31, 2012
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Love this book - it will remain where I can refer to it often. Wish I had this book from day 1 of starting my business. For everyone
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Plurktwo on May 21, 2011
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A business success book that stands on principles set forth in the Bible.

Anderson has a direct common sense writing style that is refreshing and entertaining. He provides sound business advice based on his many years of professional success while connecting that advice to principles from the Bible. You can trust this advice, it comes from two excellent sources, Anderson's practical,successful experience and the spiritual, time-tested wisdom of the Bible. A win, win if there ever was one.

Anderson has personally conducted a great deal of research with the Bible and at the school of hard knocks to share with us, this hands-on, how to guide to business success. Eight solid chapters, no publisher fillers in this one, that give excellent advice on how to get yourself right, get your business right and build the right team doing the right things consistently. That is a winning formula spelled out in the book and backed by the principles of the Bible. Solid from the first word to the last.

I hardily recommend this book. It will help you grow you and your business.
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