Book Review – EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey


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Dave Ramsey is one of those guys you either love or you hate.

I can see why. He has an ego the size of Texas, which is all the more impressive when you consider he’s from Tennessee. But if you can get past that and ignore the politics (he’s about as right-wing as Wayne Gretzky) Ramsey has some really important things to say about building the culture of your business.

The story of how he chartered a jet to bring a team member home after his wife was killed in a car accident speaks volumes about the character of the man and the integrity with which he runs his business. Yes, Ramsey us abrasive and a bit arrogant but I’d rather take advise from someone who’s done it (and failed too) than a freshly minted MBA born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

EntreLeadership is generally an okay read but there is no real ground breaking information here. He borrows a lot from other authors like Tom Peters and Seth Godin and even a little Steven Covey for good measure. But if you haven’t read those guys already or you’re just looking for some practical know how and can stomach a bit of “raw, raw, look at how awesome I am” this book fits the bill and is well worth the read.

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