John F. Dini
Hunting In A Farmer’s World
Saturday, January 24th
6:00 – 8:00
Join author and entrepreneur John F. Dini as he celebrates his award-winning book, Hunting In A Farmer's World. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. This event is free and open to the public.
"All men (and women) are created equal, but that doesn't mean that they are all the same. Entrepreneurs are different. Small business owners make up 3% of America’s population, but they create two-thirds of the new jobs in our economy. They are hunters, and hunters have provided for others for thousands of years. Management books tell entrepreneurs how to become farmers. They try to teach hunters to run their businesses using a farming cycle. Ancient farming wisdom has been translated into the modern day management tasks of planning, budgeting, standardizing, and measuring. Entrepreneurs hunt. They don't manage. They explore rather than analyze. They build companies with vision, creativity and tenacity; not with policies and procedures. Entrepreneurs are the hunters of the 21st century. If you take on the risks and responsibilities of owning a business, at least it should be fun. From the ambition that captures an entrepreneur and drives him to take the plunge of starting up, to the unexpected pitfalls of runaway success, Hunting in a Farmer's World examines why business owners are different from the people who work for them. John F. Dini draws on thousands of hours of face to face coaching with entrepreneurs, using the personal true stories of successful owners to drive home the challenges, rewards, exhilaration and terror of being a business owner. Hunting in a Farmer's World celebrates the differences that drive entrepreneurs. It is filled with the stories of real business owners who overcame real challenges including those that accompany success. You deserve to run a business in a way that makes sense to you. It’s time to stop reading management books, and read an ownership book. It’s time to be proud that you are Hunting in a Farmer’s World."
John F. Dini is a consultant and coach to hundreds of business owners, CEOs and Presidents of companies with over 11,000 hours of delivering face-to-face, personal advice to entrepreneurs through The Alternative Board®. Dini is the author of three books including Beating the Boomer Bust and 11 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Selling Your Business, now in its second edition. He is a serial entrepreneur, but prefers the term “chronically unemployable.” John holds a BS in accounting from Rutgers University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has five additional certifications in exit planning, business brokerage, behavioral analysis, medical practice management, facilitation and coaching. He writes numerous articles on small business topics for newspapers, magazines, and in his own blog “Awake at 2 o’clock?” at www.awakeat2oclock.com. John speaks frequently to business groups and national associations, and is an 11-year member of Jim Blasingame’s “Braintrust,” appearing regularly on “The Small Business Advocate,” a nationally syndicated radio program, as an expert in the issues of small business ownership. His latest book, Hunting in a Farmer’s World: Celebrating the Mind of an Entrepreneur, has won recognition including Best Business Book in nine national judged competitions.
Check out Hunting in a Farmer's World featured in a Huffington Post article: Real Entrepreneurs Are Hunters Rather Than Farmers