Don't "Bleeping" Do That

How NOT to Manage a Small Business

by Sarel Gous



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/31/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781481796736
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781481796743

About the Book

This is a ‘Not To’ book and not a ‘How To’ book. The book is full of dark humour and describes the pitfalls that small business owners should avoid while building a business. It discusses the interesting relationships between the owner and his family, employees, customers, suppliers, and the taxman. The owner’s character and personality traits are discussed extensively. Some of the topics are: • Pillow talk. Don’t get ideas ! • Stubbornness. Dammit man! • Innovators. Stow them away • Consultants. Virgins giving sex classes • Loneliness. Get a good friend • Two business plans. I must be mad • The security of yourwife. Do you want food tonight?

About the Author

Sarel Gous was born in and still lives in South Africa. He holds a BSc (electrical engineering, cum laude), as well as an MBA from the University of Pretoria. He worked for government departments and corporate organisations until 1982, when he started his first company; he has worked for himself ever since. In 1996, after a severe car accident, he sold the lucrative companies he had and closed down the less successful ones. He then became a consultant to small business owners. Ever since then, small businesses have become his passion. He has travelled extensively overseas to investigate small business development in various countries. He is also an avid reader of books on small business development, relationships, philosophy, religions of the world, and economic development. He is a keen observer and storyteller.