The Rhythm of Business identifies and describes the natural development process which all successful business people use intuitively when starting and running a business. Once you understand The Rhythm of Business, you will never feel lost or out of sync, no matter what business you are in, because The Rhythm of Business incorporates a process with concrete steps to attain business success applicable for any business.
A lot of business books deal in `tips.' This book deals with the most fundamental principles in business. Fundamental principles might not sound interesting to someone who is trained to think in terms of the practicalities of daily business life, but, in fact, The Rhythm of Business is the most practical, down-to-earth business book you will ever read!
Jeffrey C. Shuman has crafted a unique career as an entrepreneur, consultant, business professor, and author. He is considered a leading expert in the emerging field of entrepreneurial studies. His courses in entrepreneurship at Bentley College tap state-of-the-art knowledge about business creation. His writings include dozens of articles and a book on entrepreneurs and the business creation process.
Table of Contents
The Rhythm of Business * Rhythm * Understanding the Rhythm * Information: Learning to Read the Score * Love and Passion * Learning To Feel the Rhythm * The Customer Always Leads * The Best Business Concept * Raising Money and Motivating People * Choreographing the Dance: It's Vision and Details * Success and Failure * Let The Dance Begin * Start Dancing
Jeffrey C. Shuman has crafted a unique career as an entrepreneur, consultant, business professor, and author. He is considered a leading expert in the emerging field of entrepreneurial studies and has founded or been part of the founding team of four businesses. He has served as a consultant to dozens of entrepreneurs, and his courses in entrepreneurship tap state-of-the-art knowledge about business creation. His writings include dozens of articles and a book on entrepreneurs and the business creation process.Jeff received his doctorate in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Since then, he has pursued a dual career as an entrepreneur and business educator. Jeff’s businesses have included two giftware manufacturing and stationery distributors, a microcomputer software publishing and marketing company, and a microcomputer hardware manufacturer and distributor. In 1983, Jeff joined the faculty of Bentley College, where he now is a full professor, teaching entrepreneurship, and is the founding director of Bentley’s Entrepreneurial Studies Program. Currently, Jeff is on the Advisory Board of Streamline, Inc. a consumer services startup company.
David Rottenberg heads his own marketing and computer documentation company. He also works as a free-lance author and has written business profiles for Boston Magazine and computer-related articles for several national computer publications. Other work includes writing and producing informational videos on business and computer topics.
'Simply revolutionary! The Rhythm of Business is one of the rare business books that understands the soul of a revolutionary idea. Jeffrey Shuman disciplines, but doesn't extinguish, the radical, rule-breaking instincts of pure entrepreneurship. Armed with The Rhythm of Business, and guided by the trends we've developed at BrainReserve, entrepreneurs can calibrate their dreams for maximum success.'
Faith Popcorn, author, Clicking and The Popcorn Report
'Jeffrey Shuman has taken what was once the realm of instinct and intuition and put it in a framework that anyone can understand and follow. I highly recommend The Rhythm of Business to anyone who wants to start and grow a business. Very few business books deliver on what they promise. The Rhythm of Business is one of those few.'
Judy George, Chairman & CEO, Domain
'Jeffrey Shuman has written a gem of a book.' - Business Journal
"I wish I had this book when I started-to help me through the stress adn the anxiety and the fear" -Judy George, founder of Domain Inc.
. . .will provide the inspiration necessary to follow your guy feelings in developing a product or service -Westwood Press
This book will be useful for newcomers exploring the world of entrepreneurial business and be of interest to those who enjoy disregarding the conventional wisdom fo management theory. -Westwood Press