The book contains a series of mentoring sessions, each carefully thought out to make you consider and plan your life based on your passions, ambitions and ultimate visions.
By actively taking part in each of the exercises, you give yourself the best chance of succeeding as an Entrepreneur, or the sufficient clarity to decide what other career options are best suited to you.
Drawing on his own experience as a successful serial Entrepreneur and those of his vast network, Jon guides the reader through a series of mentoring sessions, educating them on the realities of the entrepreneurial lifestyle and addressing their personality and ambitions to determine if this is the life for them.
Jon Gillespie Brown is the founder and CEO of a number of successful hi-tech companies.
In tandem with his Entrepreneurial commitments Jon actively promotes the concept of ‘contribution’ and ‘giving back’ and has provided mentor support to students at the London Business School for seven years and is now also a Mentor at Stanford and UC Berkely HAAS Universities in California where a number of his businesses and family are now based.
From the Author Jon Gillespie-Brown
“I wrote this book after mentoring over 100 people of all ages, skills, backgrounds and ambitions over the last ten years.
I loved hearing their stories and absorbing the passions for their ideas or businesses. When they asked for help and advice I found myself asking the same questions again and again in an effort help them get the most out of their dreams as well as their lives. This book is a result of working with all of those people both formally and informally.
So many of my mentees had ideas that were a million miles away from their true nature or what they wanted from their personal lives, life stage or personality. It was as if the idea was totally disconnected from them as a person.
My ambition is to help people bring together both their dream and a deeper understanding of themselves so they can make a simple decision – will this business idea suit me or should I do something else, like stay in my job or find a better employer.
I wanted a practical and fun process to help people tease out their big dreams and then couple that with their real passions and abilities in order for them maximise their chances of success.
My final objective is to encourage as many people as possible to use the book as a way to help others less fortunate than themselves. The very act of buying the book will mean a donation to some of the poorest people on the planet who will then have the chance to start their own business too.”
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