Decisions: Making The Right Ones, Righting The Wrong Ones

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Decisions: Making The Right Ones, Righting The Wrong Ones

by Jim Treliving

HarperCollins | September 4, 2012 | Hardcover

Decisions: Making The Right Ones, Righting The Wrong Ones is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.

Jim Treliving is a police officer turned pizza king. An affable prairie boy, he took the leap from the RCMP and started to build a global empire. In his first book, Jim shows why today, he’s not only surviving, he’s thriving in a volatile 20th-century global market. For Treliving, success involves hard work and taking a measured, principled approach to making decisions, because successful people make decisions and act. Unsuccessful people freeze in the face of choice.

Decisionsis for budding entrepreneurs and fans of the CBC’sDragons’ Den, for those who want the story behind the scenes. But it’s also for people who want to understand how lasting success is built and how steady wealth is created. It’s for people who want to make wiser decisions in business and in life, and become true leaders in their chosen field.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in

Published: September 4, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443411817

ISBN - 13: 9781443411813

Found in: Business and Finance

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Character assessments are the most important decisions in business The co-star of Dragon’s Den on CBC Television, ex-RCMP officer and co-partner of Boston Pizza, has produced a useful story about how you take a company international even if that means expanding from British Columbia in to the Province of Quebec. Any student of the theory of internationalization of firms will recognize the miss-steps and stages this entrepreneur went through to make his company a national brand. Then and only then if you are not in a distinctive niche market do you launch yourself onto the international stage where cross cultural communication is paramount even in the good ole’ USA. Texas is about as foreign as it can get in North America. I especially liked his framework for decision-making (Head, Heart, Gut) and how he put it into action. His management style is action oriented (almost impetuous) as he focuses on the people, more than the product or service the company is trying build and sell. Again a good study in angel investor attributes or any good stock picker. Invest in management, not so much the company. His whole focus on character in decision making is reminiscent of stores about J.P. Morgan when asked about his secret of success in business and how he made such good decisions. JP is reported to have replied that there were few important decisions to be made in business but the most important ones involved character. Jim Treliving seems to have learned this lesson well from his father whom he refers to often in this book. The book is an easy but worthwhile evening’s read as each section is concluded with a summary of the main ideas of what was discussed in the preceding chapter.
Date published: 2013-01-24

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Decisions: Making The Right Ones, Righting The Wrong Ones

Decisions: Making The Right Ones, Righting The Wrong Ones

by Jim Treliving

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 in

Published: September 4, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443411817

ISBN - 13: 9781443411813

From the Publisher

Jim Treliving is a police officer turned pizza king. An affable prairie boy, he took the leap from the RCMP and started to build a global empire. In his first book, Jim shows why today, he’s not only surviving, he’s thriving in a volatile 20th-century global market. For Treliving, success involves hard work and taking a measured, principled approach to making decisions, because successful people make decisions and act. Unsuccessful people freeze in the face of choice.

Decisionsis for budding entrepreneurs and fans of the CBC’sDragons’ Den, for those who want the story behind the scenes. But it’s also for people who want to understand how lasting success is built and how steady wealth is created. It’s for people who want to make wiser decisions in business and in life, and become true leaders in their chosen field.

About the Author

JIM TRELIVING is one of the stars of CBC TV'sDragons' DenandThe Big Decisionand is a co-owner of Boston Pizza, a global restaurant franchise with more than $1 billion in sales. He is on the board of Hockey Canada, is a co-owner of Mr. Lube and has interests in real estate developmentand sports franchising. Boston Pizza has been voted as one of the "50 Best Managed Private Companies," and the company was recognized as one of Canada's "Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures." He divides his time between Vancouver, Dallas and Palm Springs.

TWITTER: @JTreliving