Do As I Say, Not As I Did! Gaining Wisdom in Business through the Mistakes of Highly Successful People.

Inspirational stories about successful ventures abound, but rarely do brave entrepreneurs bare their souls about how they got hit and lived to tell the tale. Do As I Say, Not As I Did! dares to show what business leaders have done wrong so you can learn from and avoid their costly mistakes. Among the entrepreneurs featured are Jeff Taylor of Monster.com; Joe Croce of CiCi’s Pizza; Kip Tindall of The Container Store; professional author and speaker Sam Horn; and Gary Hoover of Book stop/Hoovers.com.

Combining humor, candid stories of personal struggles and strategies, and rock-solid business sense, Do As I Say, Not As I Did! is an instructive road map to eventual triumph.

Here is some of what you’ll learn:

  • The deal is never done until the last dollar is in the bank.
  • Success can be an entrepreneur’s worst enemy.
  • What to do when good partners go bad.
  • Why verbal contracts are not worth the paper on which they’re printed.

Anyone interested in business leadership will enjoy and value these hard-earned real-life lessons.

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Words of praise for “Do As I Say, Not As I Did!”

“Having lived as an entrepreneur for over forty years, I found that Ms. Frank was right on the money. This new book is a must read for all new entrepreneurs.”
— Peter H. Thomas, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
The Young Entrepreneurs Organization, Founder, Century 21 of Canada

“The anecdotal-style stories provide an enjoyable read – not for the failures, but because those who are profiled are so candid about their mistakes.”
— The Dallas Morning News

“In developing The Cooper Aerobics Center over the past three decades, I have certainly made mistakes which nearly led to bankruptcy. Therefore, I can closely identify with many of the entrepreneurs mentioned in this book.”
— Kenneth H. Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Chairman and Chief Executive Office, The Cooper Aerobics Center

“Provocative yet entertaining, funny but insightful, Ms. Frank gets to the heart of what really matters. Entrepreneurs, CEOs and employees alike will find great take-home value in these compelling war stories.”
— Dr. Tom Hill, Founder, The Eagle Institute,
Co-Author “Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneurial Soul”

“This book contains a wealth of information for the aspiring or practicing entrepreneur. The insight that persistence overcomes adversity is one of the hallmarks of this book.
— Jerry F. White, Director, Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University

I just wanted to tell you that your book, “Do as I Say Not as I DId” should be required reading for anyone going into business. Actually, your book should be given at the state level to anyone who forms an S corp, an LLC or any other business entity.
— Mike Dolpies, Ocean View Publishing