Introduction:

Beginning the Journey

 

Mountain climbing and running a business: What could those two endeavors possibly have in common? This book will answer that question and, in the process, illustrate there is much about the journey to success that business owners and managers can learn from mountain climbing.

My own experiences have inspired and informed this material. I became an entrepreneur at age 10, mowing lawns for 25 cents an hour. In high school, I had a painting business through which I earned as much money during one week of spring break as most kids earned all summer vacation. I started my CPA firm at age 24. Never content to sit still, I morphed the CPA practice to include a business consulting and coaching practice. I also co-founded ...

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