52 a year.
Ramsey is one of the most judgmental, deceiving, cocky, controlling, contradicting, overconfident, rude, truthful, and hardworking people out there in the trenches day in and out. Read this books for numerous examples!
Unfortunately for his platform followers, they may not know that what he is saying isn't the whole truth in business ie debt is bad (from the lens of young and immature 24 year old real estate tycoon) and not an economist (now is historically the cheapest time to borrow money), business owner (not trying to push his products ie financial books and seminars - in other words a direct conflict of interest), or fast food employee (Tom Peters also highlighted McDonald's as an excellent company Dave! - don't tell stories by omission).
So someone with a small frame of reference, as in dealing with Mark Twain's cat, doesn't and shouldn't automatically make them the foremost expert or endow them the responsibility of yelling platitudes of staying out of debt (I'm talking business owners, not personal credit cards for the use of buying liabilities). Just because someone is passionate and has intentional voice inflections to would keep up even the most tired passenger on a red eye, doesn't mean one should take that person's information at face value. Please research and read other business books as well, but would lightly encourage my businesses contacts the reading of this one too (just as I'm suspecting Dave obligated his employees to do).
As I read Entreleadership, I was wondering if it was written more intentional as a way to communicate to his employees (employee handbook) and then synergize it by publishing it and profiting from the sales as well.
Love Dave Ramsey, but this is way too basic information. I already know about setting goals, the use of the assumptive clause when selling etc... This book is mostly a re-hash of the abundant leadership/sales literature. The chapter on hiring is probably the best one of the lot.
I felt like he was yelling at me the whole book. I don't appreciate the religious references or the tone that he refers to his wife in, however, aside from my gut reactions to his performance, presentation and personality, there are useful gems of advise for entrepreneurs and leaders.
Yes. In fact I have listened to this book at least 4 times already. I learn more every time.
Maybe not a memorable moment, but the fact that he is hard nosed, yet soft with his employees is most memorable about the book. As a business owner, I struggle with this. Dave makes it almost seem kind to let people go.
He was easy to listen to unlike some other audiobooks.
I broke it up as I typically listen to audiobooks in my mornings before going to my office. I also need a bit of time to digest each section.
If you are an entrepreneur and growing your business, I would say this is a must read. This goes into management, hiring, firing, growing, etc. Probable the best I have come across so far and I have downloaded several audiobooks.
I have always loved Dave Ramsey's method of teaching. I feel that he is been there done that bought the t-shirt. Although this book may not be for everybody wanting to be a leader it's still a pretty good manual to start to be a leader