one minute entrepreneur

  • Book Title: The One Minute Entrepreneur
  • Author: Ken Blanchard & Don Hutson with Ethan Willis
  • Genre: Entrepreneurship
  • Sub-Topics: Business Development, Leadership, Management
  • First Edition: April 29, 2008
  • Published By: Executive Books
  • Book RatingGood

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The One Minute Entrepreneur by Ken Blanchard and Don Hutson with Ethan Willis is a parable about entrepreneurship, business success along with leadership and management.

The story outlines the life of Jud McCarley.  From his turning point in high school all the way through old age, the reader is presented with the struggles and successes of a typical entrepreneur.  The business that Jud founds and builds to success is a speaking and authorship type of company, so there are several nods to the likes of Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, Stephen Covey and other notable people in that sector.

The book is filled with principles of business, personal and business development, success along with leadership and management elements.  At the end of every chapter are “One Minute Insights” that provide a summary of the main bullet points and the key principles in the book.  If you are not a fan of business parables, you probably will not enjoy this read.  However if you don’t mind this style, you will find this book easy to read and right on point with its message.

The One Minute Entrepreneur Summary

Listed below are the Top 20 Attributes of Successful Entrepreneurs as covered throughout the book.  This list is also featured at the end of The One Minute Entrepreneur.

  1. Resourceful
  2. Purposeful
  3. Focus
  4. Risk Taker
  5. Problem Solver
  6. Salesmanship
  7. Visinonary
  8. Optimistic
  9. Leadership
  10. Ambitious
  11. Innovative
  12. Integrity
  13. Adaptable
  14. Communicator
  15. Self-motivation
  16. Strategist
  17. Team
  18. Determination
  19. Curious
  20. Balance

Overall I found The One Minute Entrepreneur to be a good read well worth the time.  Although it is a bit predictable and campy, the story serves to illustrate to and remind the reader of the most important success principles in entrepreneurship.  If you are an independent business owner or are thinking about becoming one, this is a good book to pick up and go through on an afternoon.

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