Game Plan

The Definitive Playbook for Starting or Growing Your Business

by Warren Barhorst with Rusty Burson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/27/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781452046099
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 196
ISBN : 9781452046105

About the Book

Game Plan is not the typical, traditional, how-to business book. It is different in numerous ways from most business books that either bog you down with information overload or bore you to tears with text book techniques. The book is written from a lighthearted standpoint with simple examples and can be read in less than two hours. If a reader needs specific help with a concept, for no additional charge, they can check out for articles, examples and resources that address their specific issue.

About the Author

Warren Barhorst is the CEO of the Barhorst Insurance Group (BIG), a Texas-based insurance and financial services firm with more than 30 offices across the state of Texas. Barhorst, a graduate of Texas A&M and a former football letterman with the Aggies, opened his first insurance office in Northwest Houston in 1993 with major dreams and minimal capital. Barhorsts entrepreneurial spirit, people skills and business vision have enabled BIG to continually expand its business scope and bottom-line profits. BIG, the No. 1 Nationwide Insurance agency in the United States was named to the Houston Business Journals Fast 100 in 2008 and the 2008 Inc. 5,000 list. In 2009 BIG ranked 29th on the Houston Business Journals "Fast 100", and up more than 1,000 spots on the Inc. magazine Inc. 5,000 list. BIG was also ranked No. 3 by Texas Monthly on the 2008 mid-sized Best Companies to Work for in Texas list.  Barhorst has earned numerous awards through the years, including the 2008 Houston and Gulf Coast area Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year.® Barhorst and his wife, Lisa, have three childrenson, Spencer, and daughters, Ashley and Shelby.


Rusty Burson is currently the associate editor of 12th Man Magazineand Vice President with the 12th Man Foundation. Burson, a 1990 graduate of Sam Houston State, began his professional career as a newspaper reporter and editor in Galveston and later in Fort Worth. After leaving the newspaper industry, Burson took a role in municipal public relations and then became an editor for numerous business publications in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Burson joined the 12th Man Foundation, the fund-raising organization for Texas A&M athletics, in 1998. He lives in College Station with his wife, Vannessa, and the couples three childrenson, Payton, and daughters, Kyleigh and Summer. Burson has authored four previous books.