Success Made Simple (Hardcover)
An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive
Jossey-Bass, 9780470442371, 227pp.
Publication Date: March 22, 2010
Business can be discouraging. According to US Department ofLabor figures, only 44 percent of newly-opened firms will last fouryears. Amish firms, on the other hand, have registered a 95%survival rate over a five-year period. And in many cases, thosebusinesses do remarkably well-as Donald Kraybill writes: "thephrase 'Amish millionaire' is no longer an oxymoron." Success MadeSimple is the first practical book of Amish business successprinciples for the non-Amish reader. The work provides a platformof transferable principles--simple and universal enough to beapplied in the non-Amish world, in a wide variety of business andmanagement settings.
- Learn how to develop profitable and fulfilling enterprises asAmish explain how to build fruitful relationships with customersand employees, prosper by playing to strengths, and create aneffective marketing story
- Includes interviews with over 50 Amish business owners outlinethe role of relationships in business and the importance of the bigpicture-taking in long-term goals, the welfare of others, andpersonal integrity
- Offers ideas on practical application of Amish businesspractices to non-Amish businesses, with bullet summaries at the endof each chapter reviewing the most important take-away points
With a focus on relationship-building and the big picture, Success Made Simple offers business owners everywhere the tools forbetter, smarter, more successful enterprises.