Book Review: The Knack How Street Smart Entreprenuers Learn to Handle Whatever Comes Up
This book is written by two of my favorites from Inc. magazine, Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham, who totally understand the challenges faced by owners of small business. As we see regularly with our consulting clients, people building a business look for a silver bullet, a step-by-step formula or set of rules to help them grow profitably and successfully. Unfortunately for all of us, that doesn’t exist! Instead, you have to grow a certain mindset that will help you handle the ups and downs of business. Brodsky and Burlingham call it the Knack.
This is a must read for all of us as it uncovers the major challenges, forces us to look at our most critical business information, and tells us how to build a business that fits us. One of the pieces of advice they give is to follow the numbers. Boy, they took the words right out of my mouth! We all agree that this regular review and understanding of our numbers is the best way to spot problems before they become life-threatening. Some of our clients and members ask why we spend so much time on the numbers and this is exactly the reason. We want you to understand where your company is heading in enough time to take action to change if necessary.
If you aren’t following your numbers the way you should, let us know. We can help.