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Entrepreneurial DNA: The Breakthrough Discovery that Aligns Your Business to Your Unique Strengths Hardcover – April 11, 2011
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About the Author
A serial entrepreneur, Joe has been involved in the startup and growth of over 20 companies during his career in industries ranging from IT and health care to lead generation and motorsports. He is founder of BOSI Inc. a b-2-b technology platform. He is an advisor to several entrepreneurship centers and university incubators around the country and a featured expert to the media on topics related to small business and entrepreneurship.
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Joe Abraham recently gave a presentation at an entrepreneurial forum at Waubonsee Community College. A number of fellow Chamber members were there, bought his book and read it before I had a chance. Most of them told me how much they liked it but added something like, "You won't like it Roger, it's not nearly deep enough for you."
Well, I actually do like this book. I like it a lot. It's readable, practical and insightful. So there!
Joe's premise is that it's not useful to refer to a person simply as an entrepreneur. Not only is it unhelpful, it can be hurtful or even dangerous.
Joe developed a matrix and on-line survey that teases out what he calls an entrepreneur's DNA--important characteristics of very different types entrepreneurs. The matrix is called BOSI for the Builder, Opportunist, Specialist and Innovator DNAs that define the matrix's four quadrants. Your personal DNA is typically made up of one primary and one secondary strength.
What is useful is that Joe gives each type of entrepreneur practical advice on how to use their strengths, how to know and minimize their weaknesses, and, perhaps most importantly, which other types of entrepreneurs make their best business partners.
It turns out that Innovators are probably the most intellectual, abstract thinkers of the group. I scored near 100% in the Innovator quadrant...maybe I am that bad after all!
Why does one entrepreneur have success and another struggle?
I wanted to "fire my boss" so I could have more free time, have fun, enjoy my life and my work... why is none of that coming true?
The answers and solutions are in this book and it has everything to do with your DNA! Did you ever stop to think for a minute that maybe you are not really suited for the role you have given yourself in your business? All the "GURUS" out there will sell you on every concept that has worked for them, but guess what... what's right for one is not right for all!
Are you trying to be an Info Marketer when you really are better suited for Social Media?
Are you wasting your time and energy with administrative activities when you should be out on the road "pressing the flesh"?
Are you getting rejected over and over in MLM, when deep down you actually thrive on creating new products?
Entrepreneurial DNA will take you on a journey of "Entrepreneurial Self Discovery" and will make you identify the core values and principles you have which absolutely determine what kind of ROLE you should be playing in your business. As well, and this is "mission critical", the BOSI evaluation will guide you in pinpointing the activities you need to be doing and avoiding in order for you to have a pleasurable life as an Entrepreneur! Are you in the "sweet spot" or the "danger zone"?
This process is something EVERY budding Entrepreneur MUST go through as it will determine not only the role they should play, but also the very type of business he/she should get involved with from the start!
By reading this book you will learn:
- the different types of entrepreneurs (BOSI) and which one you are
- to identify specific activities that result in pleasure and success with each type of entrepreneur
- how you can optimize your business based on YOUR BOSI profile
- Pitfalls to avoid that will sabotage all your energy and effort
- How to design a strategic plan from a position of YOUR DNA
- Critical strategy for re-establishing credibility if you ever burned out your "warm market" :)
- Specific and practical tools, assessments, and blueprints that you can put into action immediately
- why your business partners and relationships either hurt or help you - and what to do about it
- and much, much more...
It's all based on YOUR unique Entrepreneurial DNA - not some generic "one size fits all" concept that some GURU spewed out.
It is a game changer, a life saver, and if you want to find the "Sweet Spot" for YOU in YOUR business... start right here with this book!
If you know this stuff before you venture out, then gratification, success, and fulfillment will be your path!
If you are already engaged in your business, find out how you can optimize yourself and bring JOY into your operation!
I met with Joe Abraham just a couple months ago to learn these principles and design a strategy for my business. I am a "High Opportunist" (from the BOSI profile) which means that I have certain characteristics, Joe calls "gifts", that drive my Entrepreneurial Energy. I also have major "pitfalls" to avoid! And guess what? His evaluation was SPOT ON! From everything I have done in the past to the mass confusion I called a business at that point. After meeting with Joe and discovering BOSI and my Entrepreneurial DNA, I can say with 100% satisfaction that my mind is free of clutter, I have placed protective filters in my business to avoid distractions, and I am focused on the proper activities and objectives that are now bringing me success and enjoyment in my business! My partner is happy, progress is being made, and for once I am strategically completing all my objectives and goals... I am finally in the SWEET SPOT! I can't begin to tell you how GOOD that feels!
This book is a fundamental of building a strong foundation for your Entrepreneurial Success! Get it, give it to your team, and make everyone you are in business with take the BOSI test - it will dramatically benefit you and everyone you do business with!
To Your Unlimited Potential
John J. Panella