Book Summary Review
Interesting book by Jim Muehlhausen, "The 51 Fatal Business Errors And How To Avoid Them"
Are you ready to learn from the school of hard knocks that other people have received or will you insist on making the same mistakes which drag you down, hold you back and may even cause your business to fail?
I like this type of book which reverses the usual logic. It can become tiresome to keep on being told to do this or that for success.
In "The 51 Fatal Business Errors" by Jim Muehlhausen, you get to read about blunders other people make and some of them may ring true with you to.
As you think "But I do that" notice whether you are seeing the same symptoms of the problem.
51 Fatal Business Errors includes
- Hiring your competitors rejects - I see this happen all the time. It is easy to fool yourself into thinking that you are hiring industry knowledge and experience but if the people were any good, would they really be so easy to be tempted away?
- Refusing to delegate - as the business owner you may be the best, most flexible and quickest worker you have but you don't have time to do everything and you shouldn't be trying. Concentrate on where your strengths can have maximum impact and delegate the rest.
- Leave me alone - everyone needs someone to confide in and share ideas. The role of the owner of a small business can be lonely and surveys show that this loneliness is at its worst when you are facing big decisions.
That's just a flavour and the 51 Fatal Business Errors brings together a step by step action plan to improve your business:
- Work on building the new you as the CEO
- Learn how to act and play the role of the best manager
- Hire better
- Train better
- Create systems
I reviewed "The 51 Fatal Business Errors" as a BusinessSummaries report (affiliate link) and it certainly looks an intriguing book.
The 51 Fatal Business Errors is certainly very well received at Amazon.com (affiliate link)