Eat The Elephant

Eat The Elephant : Solve your business problems in small bites (even when its seems impossible)

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The book describes the challenges of managing and owning a business.

How often are you as managers or business owners confronted with tasks or challenges that seem insurmountable?

Being a business owner and manager can often be a lonely experience, with seemingly impossible and unsolvable tasks and overwhelming problems, ranging from people and customers to economic circumstances.

Written by a successful business owner and advisor based on his experiences of establishing, owning, managing and successfully selling a business, working as a trusted advisor to business owners and examples from history. It uses the African proverb 'how do you eat an elephant?' - 'one bite at a time'. The book divided is into sections based on the author's Five Ps or dimensions of business success; People, Planning, Processes, Productivity leading to more Profits.

The book has many anecdotes that can be used in everyday in business providing food for thought and consideration when confronting everyday problems, challenges and opportunities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 17mm | 449g
  • English
  • 30 Illustrations
  • 0648685705
  • 9780648685708
  • 3,009,978

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"Spiced with relevant quotes for each chapter and laced with personal anecdotes from his full life, travels and all the successes, trepidations and failures of running his own "real" company, David weaves a path through everything any aspiring leader would want to know about leading a business to success and keeping it relevant.

I love the personal stories and personal learnings we can all benefit from.

Having grown up in Africa myself and run my own plus coached so many other businesses, I can vouch for the advice on eating this elephant David shares in this great book. He's truly "been there and done that". Don't miss the opportunity to avail yourself of his valuable insights for your success."

Heiner Karst - business and executive coach

"Having known David in business for the past 25 years as both a client and candidate of my recruitment business, I thoroughly recommend his book "Eat the Elephant" as providing a valuable insight into and guidelines for business success and great leadership. David has a strong blend of small and large business knowhow and expertise honed over the past 30 years as a freelance owner, a director of an SME and a senior manager of large businesses."

Geoff Southby -Australian Rules Football (AFL) legend and premiership player

"An entertaining and informative read for any founder, manager or worker with limited business experience. From our experience, new businesses grow rapidly and without an MBA there is a lot to learn in a short time to achieve success. David covers important business topics and concepts in a light hearted and easy to read way drawn from his own and other's personal experiences."

Carmel and Karl Sabljak, Co-Founders, (REA Group Ltd)

"David's book is written from his real and broad experiences of living through the trials and tribulations of building a successful business. It will motivate managers and business owners, spark fresh ideas and will inspire them to do things differently. Using his skills and experience and concepts in this book, David was responsible for a major cultural and commercial turn around in one of our businesses and now sits on the board. This is an easy read that repays the effort ten-fold."

John Valmorbida, owner Joval Wine Group

"This book provides great reminders for leaders and managers when they are deep in the challenges of solving business problems. It provides practical assistance using humour and relevant examples to explian management practice. I have used the business foundations advice shared by David with start-ups I am involved with."

Lisa Galbraith, entrepreneur, mentor and angel investor

"A brilliant read that anyone running a business or in a leadership role will glean so much from. As a business owner, leader and working with leaders myself, the content, insights and references to real stories really resonated with me. David has written this book in a practical and light way and the ancedotes, quotes and illustrations made it fun and entertaining read. I loved digesting one bite at a time within each chapter and the flow of the key title message 'Eat the Elephant' was congruent throughout. The mix of stories, case studies, David's experience and applicable questions to ponder made this book a valuable read and ongoing resouced to reference."

Renee Giarrusso, author, speaker & coach

"I congratulate David on his excellent book and applaud his decision to donate 100% of the profits from the sale of this book to Rotary International's End Polio Now program, which came about through the vision of Past Rotary International President, Clem Renouf (AM) from Australia."

Ian Riseley, President 2017/18 Rotary International
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