The title sounded too simple at first - like Success can really be "predicted"? I was skeptical, but then I read the book. Les has the deep, detailed and diverse business building background to know exactly what he is talking about. And from his many businesses and countless consulting gigs, he clearly knows what needs to be done to get to, well, it's true, "Predictable Success".
I run a small business that is growing and inevitably hitting the exact issues that Les outlines in the "Fun" to "Whitewater" stages. Our entire team has read this book, and we are now deep in the application stage, following step by step Les' advice. And it's WORKING. Les' clarity, coaching and specific suggestions for action have given our team a rallying point for focused action. We are not "there" yet, but we know we are on the right track.
If you have a business at any stage in of business growth (or decay), this is the book that will make you say "Woah! How did this guy know that? and That? and THAT!?" Even more important, this is the book that will make you say "Thank goodness. Now I can see exactly what we need to do next."
The only thing after that, of course, is to do it.
Bottom line: an easy read, an eye-opening analysis, and an immediately applicable action plan that works.