Business consulting, author, public speaker, Denver CO
You want the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat? The real game is business and the road to success is often paved in failure.
Steve Baker's award winning book is a riveting roller coaster ride that propels you through the challenges, excitement and pure exhilaration of building an incredibly successful business, along with the shock, pain and despair when the American Dream vaporized.
You'll love this compelling, fast-paced, energetic, humorous yet thought provoking true story. Intertwined in this very human tale are great business strategies and ideas that will help your business grow.
In less than year, Steve and his partner started an international travel company from scratch and had triumphant success. It grew to $500 million in revenues and included major business partners like Playboy Enterprises.
But sometimes you can do everything right and it all goes wrong. So, when was the last time you met a guy who was sued for $1.4 Billion? And then along came the OCTOBER 19th, BLACK MONDAY Stock Market Crash.
As entrepreneurs, Steve and his partner risked everything and lost everything, but not at the expense of their employees. They believed there is a right way and a wrong way to fail. It begins and ends with ethics, and ethics should not be situational.
An even more serious consequence of financial failure is failed personal relationships. Steve shares the pains his family suffered and explains how to keep your family intact through the toughest of times. He contends that it’s not if you fail in business or life, but how you manage failure that counts.
In the aftermath of current business scandals, Pushing Water Uphill With a Rake is a timely, topical and important story. It is not only holds a valuable lesson for every business, but for us all.
This is the one book that you will want to share with your friends.