Guard Rails

Build Your Business and Self Through Insights and Innovative Thinking

by Karl R. LaPan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/2/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781546253013
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781546253020

About the Book

Guard Rails are loosely defined “as a system designed to keep people (or vehicles) from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas.” This is the exact intent of this book. This book highlights practical advices to expand your thinking and provides important frameworks for applying this book to your business and personal life. The insights included in this book are meant to push your thinking and perspective toward new approaches to solve issues and realize opportunities that business builders and leaders face. Where do you find your inspiration—from gathering ideas, meeting people, traveling, attending conferences, interacting with people who think differently than you do, reading books, talking to strangers, hanging out in a bookstore or a brewery, or thinking in the shower? Ideas, a-ha moments, inspirations, and innovations are everywhere. The secret sauce is how you connect them, and how you glean insights and take action. Take action and become a better you.

About the Author

Karl R. LaPan is a business professional with over 30 years of experience in consumer, industrial, technology, health care services and financial companies. Since 2000, he has served as President & CEO of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center/Park (The NIIC), an entrepreneurial community dedicated to accelerating the development of entrepreneurs, business builders and innovative companies. Over the past eighteen years, He has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs, community leaders, educators, thought leaders, and business builders to advance proven business techniques and models to build and grow successful businesses and organizations. Mr. LaPan is a student of business and entrepreneurship. He is an in-demand, thought leader and speaker on customer service, loyalty, creativity and innovation, marketing and management strategy, entrepreneurial growth, business and strategic planning and leadership. He has been the recipient of several local and regional awards and has authored and co-authored numerous books, articles and blogs on business innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.