Turn Little Thinking into Big Ideas
Jim Patton thought he was dreaming big. His first
"life-long" financial goal was to make $20 an hour. But
latent business savvy, his Wall Street Journal
"education", and God's plan for his career intervened,
and now he makes more than that every minute.
On his way to managing mergers and acquisitions for billion-dollar companies, Patton discovered how to navigate the curves that otherwise turn hopes into fears and dreams into nightmares. He learned mostly the hard way - getting fired from his first job, losing everything in a major acquisition, and watching a partner walk away with profits that should have been his - but through Life in the Turn Lane, he shares priceless lessons so you can move ahead less painfully than he did.
Patton recounts how he educated himself by reading The Wall Street Journal - a publication that he thought, when he first heard of it, was a book. He learned to revitalize failing subsidiaries of Fortune 1000 companies and make them profitable, and now, turning around companies nobody wants is his profession - and a metaphor for his life.
In Life in the Turn Lane, Jim highlights his story with practical and poignant ideas you can use to build your own success story:
- 40 "Patton Principles" to equip you for daily and long-term success
- "Turning Points" to show how life sets up the next great step if you keep your eyes on the road
- 10 "Business Directives" to help you negotiate the major turns and potholes that every businessperson comes to sooner or later
- His view on what America must do in order to revive from its manufacturing doldrums and remain the "envy of the world"