THE SELF-RELIANT ENTREPRENEUR
The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur is organized as a daily devotional. with 366 entries, one for each day of the year, including Leap Year.
Each day starts with a reading from a transcendentalist era author, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Willa Cather, Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, and Henry David Thoreau, followed by a reflection and application by the author for today’s entrepreneur.
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His newest work, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business taps into the wisdom of 19th-century transcendentalist literature and the author’s own 30-year entrepreneurial journey to challenge today’s entrepreneur to remain fiercely self-reliant while chasing their own version of success.
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Why Entrepreneurs and Transcendentalists?
Many of the transcendentalist writers featured made a case for what,
at the time, were seen as radical ideas that many of today's entrepreneurs embody:
Why is this topic relevant now?
The literature chosen for the book was written during a time of great upheaval in American society. Abolition, women’s rights movement, religious reform and the dawn of the American Civil War informed a great deal of the writing and this independent, self-reliant tone translates to current societal discord and the desire for many to follow their heart to create businesses that serve their dreams rather than follow the well-worn paths of others.
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