Recently I finished reading the book, Knockout Entrepreneur
by George Foreman. This is one of the most well written books I've read in several months. I was amazed at how well George Foreman and Ken Abraham pieced together lots of great insights on business and leadership.
Here are a few take away's from the book I thought were significant enough to share with you:
- Answer the bell – When the bell rings, it's time to get in the
ring and fight! So when the bell rings for us leaders (ie, the meeting
begins, someone comes to our office, a presentation starts) we've got
to be ready. Because once the bell rings, it's too late to start to
- Keep your word and don't walk away from a deal – George shared some great principles on keeping your word and being a person of integrity. According to George, you become a person of integrity by keeping your word and not walking away from a business deal. You stick to your commitment, and only leave if you feel the people on the other side of the partnership are failing to keep their promises and prearranged agreements. That's the only way you walk away from the deal.
- Have good people in your corner – I liked this teaching. As leaders we've got to have good people in our corner. If we're going to have success and make a difference long term, we can't do it without good people supporting us.
- Keeping getting back up – When you're a leader and you put
yourself on the line, you're going to take some hits. You're going to
take some punches and they're going to hurt. But as a leader you've got
to keep going, you've got to get back up after you've been knocked down.
Overall this was a great book that I highly recommend to any leader or business entrepreneur. George Foreman has surely done some great things in the business world. One of many amazing stats he shared in the book is that he's sold over 100 million George Foreman Grills! That's a lot of grills!
Mr. Foreman's got some great lessons to share, and Knockout Entrepreneur is the place to learn them!