By Ann Graham Ehringer
A pragmatic method of the decision-making approach, supplying reasonable instruments to enhance abilities.
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Additional info for Make Up Your Mind: Entrepreneurs Talk About Decision Making
There is no necessary sequence among the chapters. This book is meant to be read as discursively as it pleases you. We begin with an entrepreneur's short story. Then, in metaphor and some demographics, we learn something about the people whose voices appear throughout the book. Following the last of the entrepreneurs' short stories, we conclude with a summary of their decision-making recollections and discuss the mythical ''typical" entrepreneur. Finally, in three appendices for the academically inclined, we review some of the relevant literature on what an entrepreneur is, on decision-making and on the nature of entrepreneurial strategy.
Let's get it turned around. It's a matter of time. And, when it comes down to it, the owner's got more impact than anybody. How I deal with people has changed. I used to try to do a lot of things on a one-to-one basis. That was based on the pretense that if I have a one-to-one connection with the department manager, he's going to have a one-to-one connection with each of his people. Actually it doesn't happen like that. A lot of things don't get past the manager. He may not be good on a one-to-one basishe might not even be a good supervisor.
These are things that you want to do, and maybe luckthough not all luckmakes them work. [The drive for success] probably goes back to your family. [For me, it was] where my dad came fromnot getting the farm. He wasn't a success, so I had to be the success. I think every entrepreneureverybody in businesswas pushed to compete against something or somebody. to measure up. I looked at it as not having any choice. I buy the building. I'm doing six million a year in revenue. I just add a hundred and forty thousand a year on debt service.