This book has more practical, useful wisdom in it than any other business book I can think of. It's insightful, to the point and full of truths that I had half acknowledged in my own business but never really addressed properly (e.g. 'people break processes').
I would recommend to any enterpreneur looking to re-energise and re-focus on the stuff that matters. And I'd recommend even more highly to any entrepreneur who doesn't see the need to do so! It has been invaluable in helping me lift my eyes above the everyday chaos of running a business, challenge my assumptions, and think and act with a more long term vision in mind.
And, unlike so many business books, it's a very lively and entertaining read too!
I used the Game Change to keep my focus on the right things, understand who does what and really get to grips with the principles of setting up our business successfully. I found Elliot and Jonathan's guidance on how to think as an entrepreneur (rather than an employee) invaluable.
As the owner of a micro-business I often find business books to be too complex and designed for much bigger operations. This book is perfect for micro and small business owners as it sticks to the real world and avoids the endless jargon and pointless models of so many other business books.
It’s rare to find a book that recognises the concept that business is as much about the human pressures and emotions as it is about the mechanics of processes. Game Change surfaces the challenges faced by business people across the country every day – and offers practical techniques and approaches to address them and succeed.
With too many demands on the hours in the day, competing messages from a plethora of channels, this book offers a rare opportunity to cut through the noise.
I would highly recommend the read to anyone who wants to make the best of their time and a success of their business.
The Game Change book helped me personally to understand I need to be enterprising every day. That in turn will help me as a leader to carve the route and manoeuvre around to achieve the future state which is for EPE - 20m by 2020. It also made me structure all meetings with firm agendas by my direct reports.
I will definitely refer to this book in the future and even extract pages that I need to hand as challenges come up. Its also made think about the Think Tank perhaps I can make with other businesses.
I would recommend the Game Change book to any family business owners and Directors that get bogged down in the nitty gritty and need a way to keep their focus.
Game Change put me in the right mindset to do just that what is important for the business I'm involved in. It is amazing how easy it is actually to bring that focus in to my daily routine. Something other books and plenty of seminars I've been to never did for me. More importantly, when talking about the key aspects of game change my co-directors bought in to the concept straight away. It is the simplicity and common sense that appealed to me in game change and I can highly recommend it. Alfred van Pelt Operations Director www.somdiff.com
A brilliant book! It is well written, easy to follow, very insightful and practical! This is great for someone like me, who has recently started a small business for the first time with no previous entrepreneurial experience. I am lucky to have discovered this book at such an early stage as I can make sure that I focus on the fundamentals and develop a successful business.
If you are starting out in business then you had better read this book. It covers the fundamentals that will keep you on target and sane. Even when you are a long way down the road and running the 'empire' you have created, there are still many things in this book that can help you sleep at night. These guys know business and this book is a 'must read' for all.
A really useful book that reminds seasoned entrepreneurs of the business fundamentals that are too easy to lose sight of while being an excellent primer for someone approaching their first business. Mr Forte's easy writing style romps through a vast number of ideas and concepts in a very accessible way. An excellent and enjoyable read - highly recommended.
I devoured the whole book in one session and can't wait to put the lessons I've learnt into action. Logical and uncomplicated it brings clarity to business strategy and a technique to plan for a brighter future.