Tiger by the Tail - Paperback
He sat at his desk, quietly, almost sweating, as he looked around for anyone who might be listening in. He leaned in and said to me, “I feel like I have a tiger by the tail every day - my business is a huge tiger. I don’t know if I am going to get bit, if I am going to die, or if I can keep it at bay another day. I can’t talk to my staff, and had never planned for the business to get this big. It was just me in the beginning but now it is a beast to run and manage every day. What do I do?! Can you help me? I can’t keep this up, the stress and pressure is killing me. I don’t have all the answers.”
That conversation sparked this book. Just like this business owner, many feel they have a tiger by the tail each day, and need practical, proven ways to help tame the cat. This book is for every entrepreneur that got past the start up phase only to find the challenges got worse. This book has the ideas, secrets, and tools to be a tiger tamer and master entrepreneur.
Marty Park started his first company at the age of 21. He has subsequently owned 13 companies in 6 different industries over the last 25 years. He has coached and advised over 356 companies on growth, strategy and execution. His love of building companies is infectious and he has compiled the key lessons and secrets from all these years of business into Tiger by the Tail.
I was eager to read Marty’s book because I have heard him speak in the past and resonated with what he had to say. After reading his book, I feel like he told me everything he knows about running a successful business and staying sane. I read an electronic version and am contemplating getting a hard copy too so I can highlight and make notes - that’s how much I like this book. It is full of practical advice and real life stories, well written and great read for anyone who owns a business or wants to!
What a great resource for every entrepreneur and business person. It's obvious Marty Park has learned a lot on his journey, and makes that super practical wisdom very easy to digest and apply immediately. I could not recommend this book highly enough!
A brilliant resource for business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders alike. Marty's book contains practical, time tested tools and ideas that he's gleaned over the years, and condensed them down into a format that's easily accessible and even fun!
If you're looking for a book on business theory, writing the perfect business plan, or how to make six figures working from home, this is NOT the book for you. Tiger By the Tail is all about practical ideas. By telling short stories of his clients, colleagues and friends, along with his own business ventures, Marty shares learnings that address every part of the entrepreneurial experience. Whether you're starting a business for the first time, looking to breathe new life into a stalled venture, or building on an already successful business, this book has something for you. While not everything in this book will apply to every entrepreneur, I guarantee you will find yourself saying "that's me, that's my situation" throughout the book. Whether you use sticky notes, a journal, a white board, or an app to capture ideas and reminders, get ready to fill your boots. I have gone through the book a couple of times already, and each time I extract something else which is worthwhile.