The Purpose Is Profit

The Purpose Is Profit : The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business

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Do you feel the pull to start your own business? Tired of working for others and dealing with office politics, eager for control and more money, Ed "Skip" McLaughlin certainly felt it. When he left his high-level corporate position to start not one but tw
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  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 139 x 215 x 9mm | 550g
  • Austin, United States
  • English
  • 1626342903
  • 9781626342903
  • 665,630

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"The Purpose Is Profit" provides the roadmap and motivation needed to win the startup game. It is required reading for every entrepreneur committed to building a profitable business. ---- Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank Investor and Founder, The Corcoran Group (06/28/2016)" Unlike so many books on entrepreneurship, "The Purpose Is Profit" gets at the nub of what it takes to build a successful business. Ed talks the talk, and walks the walk, about the importance of factoring profit into every business decision. ---- Larry King, Worldwide Television and Radio Host (06/28/2016)" "The Purpose Is Profit" provides the formula for scaling a business from startup to Inc. 500 and takes you into the board room for the sale to a Fortune 100. The book shares the inside story and the hard lessons every entrepreneur needs to know, covering both failure and success. ---- Bill Teuber, Vice Chairman, EMC Corporation (06/28/2016)" Ed's book isn't just about profit - it's about following your inner voice and your destiny. It's about succeeding through integrity and giving back.It will put you on the path to responsible prosperity. ---- Rohan Marley, Chairman, Marley Coffee (06/28/2016)" This is an excellent book. "The Purpose Is Profit" powerfully describes the principles profitable businesses must follow and how failure to adhere to every one of those principles takes a business owner over that fine line into unprofitability. The book is exceptionally practical and candid, since, alongside his success story, one of the authors freely describes what caused his other start-up business to fail. ---- Michael Critelli, Entrepreneur and former Chairman & CEO, Pitney Bowes (06/28/2016)" "The Purpose Is Profit" will resonate with anyone who wants to start their own business. Each chapter puts you inside the startup machine challenging you to turn the levers and gears to your own advantage. Anyone who wants to mitigate the startup risk should read this book. ---- Don Froude, former President, The Personal Advisors Group of Ameriprise Financial (06/28/2016)" "The Purpose Is Profit" is both entertaining and educational. It is like getting an MBA in entrepreneurship in 300 pages. This is a must-read book for any aspiring entrepreneur. ---- Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman & CEO, The Grand Reserve Inn (06/28/2016)" Ed McLaughlin s book, "The Purpose Is Profit," is a powerful guide for entrepreneurs at any stage. It combines the inside story with the tools you need to build a profitable business. I ll be encouraging everyone with a startup dream to read this book. ---- John Randy MacDonald, former COO & CFO of TD Ameritrade (06/28/2016)" "The Purpose Is Profit" is a very accessible account of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, and importantly what it takes to fail successfully. Learning from the personal accounts in this book, an aspiring entrepreneur can well understand the nature of the journey (s)he is embarked upon. I highly recommend it. ---- Polly Black, Professor of Practice, Business and Entrepreneurship, Wake Forest University (06/28/2016)" "The Purpose Is Profit" is direct and honest. It makes no excuses about the hard knocks you ll face in building your own business. The book puts you in the shoes of the entrepreneur, conveying the good, the bad, and the ugly of what it takes to scale your own business. ---- Mykalai Kontilai, Founder, Collectors Cafe, and former Owner, Nightly Business Report (06/28/2016)" If experience is the best teacher, then "The Purpose is Profit" is your best bet to learn from Ed McLaughlin, who has been there and done that, how to start and build a successful company from the ground up. ---- Henry DePhillips, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Teladoc, Inc. (06/28/2016)" "The Purpose Is Profit" takes the contrarian view on growth at any cost. Through a well-written and engaging narrative it highlights the advantages of focusing on the fundamental but sometimes forgotten business principles of customer service, team building, sales and profitable growth vs. pursuing exponential growth at the risk of losing control. These are worthy considerations for every entrepreneur, particularly in the face of a changing investment environment. ---- Vincent Ponzo, Senior Director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, Columbia Business School (06/28/2016)" "Ed's book isn't just about profit - it's about following your inner voice and your destiny. It's about succeeding through integrity and giving back. It will put you on the path to responsible prosperity."---- Rohan Marley, Chairman, Marley Coffee (06/28/2016) "'The Purpose Is Profit' takes the contrarian view on growth at any cost. Through a well-written and engaging narrative it highlights the advantages of focusing on the fundamental but sometimes forgotten business principles of customer service, team building, sales and profitable growth vs. pursuing exponential growth at the risk of losing control. These are worthy considerations for every entrepreneur, particularly in the face of a changing investment environment."---- Vincent Ponzo, Senior Director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, Columbia Business School (06/28/2016) "If experience is the best teacher, then 'The Purpose is Profit' is your best bet to learn from Ed McLaughlin, who has been there and done that, how to start and build a successful company from the ground up."---- Henry DePhillips, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Teladoc, Inc. (06/28/2016) "'The Purpose Is Profit' is direct and honest. It makes no excuses about the hard knocks you'll face in building your own business. The book puts you in the shoes of the entrepreneur, conveying the good, the bad, and the ugly of what it takes to scale your own business."---- Mykalai Kontilai, Founder, Collectors Cafe, and former Owner, Nightly Business Report (06/28/2016) "'The Purpose Is Profit' is a very accessible account of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, and - importantly - what it takes to fail successfully. Learning from the personal accounts in this book, an aspiring entrepreneur can well understand the nature of the journey (s)he is embarked upon. I highly recommend it."---- Polly Black, Professor of Practice, Business and Entrepreneurship, Wake Forest University (06/28/2016) "As the first customer to introduce corporate real estate outsourcing while I was at Baxter Healthcare, it was obvious Ed and I were creating something new and disruptive. We were constantly learning and adapting to make this breakthrough idea work. 'The Purpose Is Profit' captures the energy, the work ethic, and the persistence every entrepreneur needs to create and build a successful new venture."---- Bill Agnello, former SVP & Executive Officer, Workplace Resources at Sun Microsystems (06/28/2016) "I run an entrepreneurially driven group within a large organization and have asked our team to read the book and share five key takeaways they will use to transform our business. I am betting on a 5% increase in year-over-year growth across my team from implementing the advice in 'The Purpose is Profit.'"---- Pamela Newman, President & CEO, The Newman Group, Aon Risk Solutions (06/28/2016) "Ed McLaughlin's book, 'The Purpose Is Profit, ' is a powerful guide for entrepreneurs at any stage. It combines the inside story with the tools you need to build a profitable business. I'll be encouraging everyone with a startup dream to read this book."---- John "Randy" MacDonald, former COO & CFO of TD Ameritrade (06/28/2016) "'The Purpose Is Profit' is both entertaining and educational. It is like getting an MBA in entrepreneurship in 300 pages. This is a must-read book for any aspiring entrepreneur." ---- Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman & CEO, The Grand Reserve Inn (06/28/2016) "'The Purpose Is Profit' will resonate with anyone who wants to start their own business. Each chapter puts you inside the startup machine - challenging you to turn the levers and gears to your own advantage. Anyone who wants to mitigate the startup risk should read this book."---- Don Froude, former President, The Personal Advisors Group of Ameriprise Financial (06/28/2016) "This is an excellent book. 'The Purpose Is Profit' powerfully describes the principles profitable businesses must follow and how failure to adhere to every one of those principles takes a business owner over that fine line into unprofitability. The book is exceptionally practical and candid, since, alongside his success story, one of the authors freely describes what caused his other start-up business to fail."---- Michael Critelli, Entrepreneur and former Chairman & CEO, Pitney Bowes (06/28/2016) "'The Purpose Is Profit' provides the formula for scaling a business from startup to Inc. 500 - and takes you into the board room for the sale to a Fortune 100. The book shares the inside story and the hard lessons every entrepreneur needs to know, covering both failure and success."---- Bill Teuber, Vice Chairman, EMC Corporation (06/28/2016) "Unlike so many books on entrepreneurship, 'The Purpose Is Profit' gets at the nub of what it takes to build a successful business. Ed talks the talk, and walks the walk, about the importance of factoring profit into every business decision."---- Larry King, Worldwide Television and Radio Host (06/28/2016) "There are no shortcuts. Startup success requires a solid business model, disciplined execution, and a profound commitment. 'The Purpose Is Profit' provides blueprints and tools entrepreneurs need to start and scale a business."---- Joel Peterson, Chairman, jetBlue Airways & Consulting Professor, Stanford Business School (06/28/2016) "'The Purpose Is Profit' provides the roadmap and motivation needed to win the startup game. It is required reading for every entrepreneur committed to building a profitable business."---- Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank Investor and Founder, The Corcoran Group (06/28/2016) The Purpose Is Profit takes the contrarian view on growth at any cost. Through a well-written and engaging narrative it highlights the advantages of focusing on the fundamental but sometimes forgotten business principles of customer service, team building, sales and profitable growth vs. pursuing exponential growth at the risk of losing control. These are worthy considerations for every entrepreneur, particularly in the face of a changing investment environment. ---- Vincent Ponzo, Senior Director, Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, Columbia Business School (06/28/2016)" "Building a business is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging experiences of a lifetime. If you are planning to start a business, why not mitigate your risk by reading 'The Purpose Is Profit?' No one can promise instant success, but following the proven roadmap in this book will substantially increase your probability of startup success."---- Bill Scheller, President & CEO, BlackHawk Industrial (06/28/2016) If experience is the best teacher, then The Purpose is Profit is your best bet to learn from Ed McLaughlin, who has been there and done that, how to start and build a successful company from the ground up. ---- Henry DePhillips, MD, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer, Teladoc, Inc. (06/28/2016)" The Purpose Is Profit is direct and honest. It makes no excuses about the hard knocks you ll face in building your own business. The book puts you in the shoes of the entrepreneur, conveying the good, the bad, and the ugly of what it takes to scale your own business. ---- Mykalai Kontilai, Founder, Collectors Cafe, and former Owner, Nightly Business Report (06/28/2016)" The Purpose Is Profit is a very accessible account of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, and importantly what it takes to fail successfully. Learning from the personal accounts in this book, an aspiring entrepreneur can well understand the nature of the journey (s)he is embarked upon. I highly recommend it. ---- Polly Black, Professor of Practice, Business and Entrepreneurship, Wake Forest University (06/28/2016)" As the first customer to introduce corporate real estate outsourcing whileI was at Baxter Healthcare, it was obvious Ed and I were creating something new and disruptive. We were constantly learning and adapting to make this breakthrough idea work. The Purpose Is Profit captures the energy, the work ethic, and the persistence every entrepreneur needs to create and build a successful new venture."---- Bill Agnello, former SVP & Executive Officer, Workplace Resources at Sun Microsystems (06/28/2016)" I run an entrepreneurially driven group within a large organization and have asked our team to read the book and share five key takeaways they will use to transform our business. I am betting on a 5% increase in year-over-year growth across my team from implementing the advice in The Purpose is Profit. ---- Pamela Newman, President & CEO, The Newman Group, Aon Risk Solutions (06/28/2016)" Ed McLaughlin s book, The Purpose Is Profit, is a powerful guide for entrepreneurs at any stage. It combines the inside story with the tools you need to build a profitable business. I ll be encouraging everyone with a startup dream to read this book. ---- John Randy MacDonald, former COO & CFO of TD Ameritrade (06/28/2016)" The Purpose Is Profit is both entertaining and educational. It is like getting an MBA in entrepreneurship in 300 pages. This is a must-read book for any aspiring entrepreneur. ---- Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman & CEO, The Grand Reserve Inn (06/28/2016)" The Purpose Is Profit will resonate with anyone who wants to start their own business. Each chapter puts you inside the startup machine challenging you to turn the levers and gears to your own advantage. Anyone who wants to mitigate the startup risk should read this book. ---- Don Froude, former President, The Personal Advisors Group of Ameriprise Financial (06/28/2016)" This is an excellent book. The Purpose Is Profit powerfully describes the principles profitable businesses must follow and how failure to adhere to every one of those principles takes a business owner over that fine line into unprofitability. The book is exceptionally practical and candid, since, alongside his success story, one of the authors freely describes what caused his other start-up business to fail. ---- Michael Critelli, Entrepreneur and former Chairman & CEO, Pitney Bowes (06/28/2016)" The Purpose Is Profit provides the formula for scaling a business from startup to Inc. 500 and takes you into the board room for the sale to a Fortune 100. The book shares the inside story and the hard lessons every entrepreneur needs to know, covering both failure and success. ---- Bill Teuber, Vice Chairman, EMC Corporation (06/28/2016)" Unlike so many books on entrepreneurship, The Purpose Is Profit gets at the nub of what it takes to build a successful business. Ed talks the talk, and walks the walk, about the importance of factoring profit into every business decision. ---- Larry King, Worldwide Television and Radio Host (06/28/2016)" There are no shortcuts. Startup success requires a solid business model, disciplined execution, and a profound commitment. The Purpose Is Profit provides blueprints and tools entrepreneurs need to start and scale a business. ---- Joel Peterson, Chairman, jetBlue Airways & Consulting Professor, Stanford Business School (06/28/2016)" The Purpose Is Profit provides the roadmap and motivation needed to win the startup game. It is required reading for every entrepreneur committed to building a profitable business. ---- Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank Investor and Founder, The Corcoran Group (06/28/2016)"
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About Ed "Skip" McLaughlin

Ed "Skip" McLaughlin Ed is the founder of four businesses and is currently running Blue Sunsets LLC, a real estate and angel investment firm. He bootstrapped his first business, United Systems Integrators (USI) Corporation, a corporate real estate outsourcing firm, and grew it into an Inc. 500 company. In 2001, Ed earned Entrepreneur of the Year honors from Ernst & Young. In 2005, he sold USI to Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company, and at that point, became CEO of JCI's Global Workplace Business for the Americas. A member of the Board of Governors for Tufts Medical Center, Ed founded its David E. Wazer Breast Cancer Research Fund. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. Active in philanthropy, Ed lives with his wife in Connecticut and has three adult children. Email: Ed@ThePurposeIsProfit.com LinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/in/EdSkipMcLaughlin Twitter: @purposeisprofitWyn Lydecker Wyn is the founder of Upstart Business Planning, where she works with entrepreneurs to develop plans that answer the questions investors ask most often. Previously, she was Managing Director of Business Plans International in New York and Co-Director of the Small Business Resource Center at Norwalk Community College. Wyn has an MBA in finance and marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She serves on the board of a local nonprofit she helped found, At Home In Darien. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and has two adult children. Email: Wyn@ThePurposeIsProfit.com LinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/in/WynLydeckerPaul McLaughlin Paul is an associate with Deloitte in the Financial Advisory Services Group in the Real Estate Consulting Practice. Previously, Paul served as vice president of Blue Sunsets LLC, where he was responsible for real estate projects and specific angel investments. He has a BA in mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA from Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. Email: Paul@ThePurposeIsProfit.com LinkedIn: www.LinkedIn.com/in/PaulPMcLaughlin
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