The Fearless Socialpreneur by Dr. Rob Douk follows the author's life from childhood to present day where he has become a successful entrepreneur. One of the things that he stressed as important was the fact that entrepreneurs should be looking not just at their bottom line but also at how their business will impact the world. He talks about how his giving nature has benefited both his business ventures and society as a whole (i.e. his support of things like Tree Neutral). In his book he advocates connecting with other entrepreneurs and working together towards making the world that we live in a better and cleaner place. In his book he also explains his 5 foundations and his 5 principles and how they work. This book is really easy to read and does not require you to have a lot of business savvy in order to understand it. If you are interested in using your business ventures to better the world around you then this book will provide you with some good advice.
The Fearless Socialpreneur: Making It Your Business To Serve A World In Need
By Dr. Rob Douk
Author Dr. Rob Douk believes that " Good people working together can overcome any challenge to make a profound difference". That is his bottom line message of this book, The Fearless Socialpreneur: Making It Your Business To Serve A World In Need. Dr. Douk used his extensive knowledge of business practices together with well-earned life wisdom to create an excellent resource for all individuals interested in building their own business in a way that benefits the world and society as a whole. The book is laid out well, with easy to understand and follow steps of action, from creating a sustainable business idea, through to ensuring that your business not only prospers, but benefits others as well. To better explain each step, Dr. Douk incorporates details from his own fascinating life, and explains how that information relates to his success, and how learning from his examples will assist you in achieving your own balanced life and successful business.
California author Dr. Rob Douk is an educational psychologist, a behavioral analyst, and counselor and is the founder of Behavioral Health Works, a therapy provider for those with autism and other disorders; Hope Out Loud, a faith-based nonprofit; and Douk & Co., a boutique investment firm that focuses on social entrepreneurship. He has been honored a Top 30 Entrepreneur by the Silicon Review, a UCLA Wooden Global Leadership Fellow, the Cadillac’s Dare Greatly Award, and by the Orange County Business Journal’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Cadillac’s Dare Greatly Award.
Rob conversational style makes his fine book not only accessible to the reader, but also a conversation about his life and how he has come to see his role as a social entrepreneur. ‘My family found the way to turn a Cambodian nightmare into an American dream. We migrated from horror into hope. In telling my story, my wish is that I might inspire others to leave behind their own personal horrors, whatever those might be, and head toward the brighter light. I wish to inspire others to do whatever they can to ease the burdens of our fellow humans. My family found the way to turn a Cambodian nightmare into an American dream. We migrated from horror into hope.’ ‘Much of my influence on the lives of others has been through my professional practice, my charitable foundation, and my move to partner with other entrepreneurs involved in socially responsible enterprises. I am a doctor of educational psychology and a board-certified behavior analyst, specializing in autism and other developmental disorders. In 2009, I founded Behavioral Health Works (BHW), a therapy provider that today has multiple locations, coast to coast, helping families learn to cope with autism and other disorders. A few years after launching BHW, I founded ClinicSoft, a software company that has become an essential tool for clinicians in the field, who must document every step along the path of treatment. That technology, which eases the load of paperwork, was a critical development that allowed me to scale the business while maintaining quality of service to help more people. Today, BHW is looking to venture globally.’
Rob holds his flag high and takes us through his concept of Foundations of a Balanced Life and Principles of Business Success, pausing with each topic to explain how he arrived at is realization that paying it forward and bonding with our global family can make a difference. ‘In these pages, I have shared ten fundamentals of good living and good business. Five of them are foundations for a balanced life. Five are principles that every business leader and entrepreneur should take to heart. As socialpreneurs, we need all of them so that we can live a meaningful life, without regrets. We need to make it our business to leave the world better than we found it. There is much to do. Let’s get to work.’
This is a strong mission statement from a man who has been there and continues to live by his ideals. He is an inspiration. Grady Harp, June 18