Fortune and Freedom - Jim Hirshfield - Millennium Ventures Press
Having a dream isn’t enough. Jim Hirshfield’s book concisely illustrates the pitfalls facing every entrepreneur and provides the insight needed to weather the squalls that are sure to come. Written by someone who has been there, it is a must have guide.
I bought your book a few months back and I told you I would give you my comments. I think that you provided some on the most clear thinking concise business advice that I have seen in a long time. I gave a copy to the Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University that's how well done it is.
So the colleague to whom I loaned your book finally returned it, keeping his volume of hand-written notes. He indicated he liked it so much he ordered not one but a number of copies from Amazon -- one for himself as a keeper, and one for his son, and another for a friend!
. . . he gave me a copy of your Fortune and Freedom book. I must admit that it sat on my nightstand for many months because I thought that the book wouldn't apply to me. Last week I was about to move the book to my bookshelf when I started flipping through it. I then read and finished your book in 2 days. I found a lot of your opinions insightful and helpful. I really agreed with your thoughts on knowing where you want to go and preforming a skills inventory audit and then determining what steps you need to take to get you to the next level.
Your book is fantastic - it is hard to put down. ...you have produced something extremely rare: business-oriented advice that is easy to read, compelling reading, and full of practical suggestions. The personal stories add something that allows the reader to indentify with the message; excellent.
This is a smooth and enjoyable read, with insights for experienced people as well as those just starting. Jim's skills as a strategist really come through -- I love his conclusion that he was probably going to survive the Harvard Business School because he spotted 10 other students more likely to get the boot before he did!