"Built to sell" helps the reader to understand why is it important to grow your business with the intentions of someday selling it, even though you may change your mind. It the long run, you will have a better business. In addition the book causes the reader to reflect on focusing on the one thing the business is good at and developing it. The most difficult thing to learn is not what to do, but what NOT to do to grow your business so that someone will desire to buy it in the future.
Above all other books - this is a must read for business owners.
I normally only listen to business books and rarely deviate from them. I expected this book to be another hard core business book and was a bit surprised that it was actually a mixture of both business and the authors experiences while in prison during the Vietnam war. Wow, was I glad that I overlooked the books overview. This was one of the most inspiring, motivational and humbling book. The author parallels the leadership skills exhibited while in enemy prison with business leadership.
This was the first time that I learned the details of the Vietnam prison conditions and the leadership skills exhibited to sustain their well being for years in prison. I was extremely humbled by the sacrifices made by our military. Because of this, every American should listen to this audio book to better understand our history.
Also, I especially appreciated the fact that the author made the audio recording himself. He is genuine and enthusiastic.
This is a book you defiantly should consider adding to your library.
If you think your daughter is abnormal this book will help you understand why she may actually be normal.
Most teenage girls have a set pattern and phases of their lives. More times than not, if a young girl does NOT fit one of the typical phases, she is not the norm (and you are lucky!). This book helps one to understand that when your young girl does not want to talk to you, but will spend hours talking to her friends, or if the only person she cares about is herself, or one moment she is kind and compassionate and the next she does not want to be seen with you --- this book is for you. When you encounter these extreme mood swings or attitudes, you will know how to respond or to not to respond. As a dad to a teenage daughter, I wish I had read this book several years ago (like my wife suggested). It would have helped me ride out the challenging years of young girls.
If you have a young girl - this is a must read!
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