Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Book review: Knockout Entrepreneur

We have a new segment here at Melz World - book reviews! And here is my very first one!

George Foreman has worn many hats in his life: boxer, celebrity endorser, businessman, preacher. But above all, he considers himself a "knockout entrepreneur."

What is a "knockout entrepreneur?" According to Foreman in Knockout Entrepreneur, it's "a person who truly wants to succeed in life and is willing to do the hard work necessary to make it happen."

Foreman was a former heavyweight champion of the world who came out of retirement in midlife to reclaim the title. His second time around was different from the first, however. By the time of his comeback, he had gone from a cocky, macho fighter to a Christian who had discovered that God's way to successes was through humility.

He also tells the story of the ubiquitous George Foreman Grill (admit it - you've got one in your kitchen right now, and you've used it in the past week) and how he nearly turned down the greatest business success of his lifetime before his wife convinced him of what a great product it was.

A knockout entrepreneur has integrity, and I was very impressed with George's sticking to his moral guns in the face of ridicule from others.

Find George Foreman's Knockout Entrepreneur here


wendy said...

Hey! That was a good little review! Not too long, highlights, it made me think it would be a good read, too.

Good to see you at my blog. I am also WAY behind on visits .. . mea culpa.

How's life? Oh yes. .. if I'd read your BLOG ... I'd KNOW. lol.

Just been crazy busy. I'll get it all in order. Sure I will. ha.

Rachel said...

Sounds like a good book. And yes, I do have a George Foreman Grill. I did use it last week! =D

P.S. If you didn't have Jason and AM around you would be able to breeze through these books like I do. Living alone has its benefits! ;)

wendy said...

And by the way .. I DON'T have a George Foreman Grill.

How backwards am I?

I'll just go find a colony of cavemen right now (they must exist somewhere under the Earth's crust ... hanging out with Brandon Fraser and the Ice Age characters)and join up.

THEY will probably have George Foreman grills.