Read what others' have to say about Bill Wagner and
The Entrepneur Next Door
For anyone who aspires to the challenges of entrepreneurship, this book is a must read. It is the most comprehensive and useful source on the personality, capabilities, and actions required to achieve entrepreneurship success.
—MARK EDWARDS,PH.D., PROFESSOR,STRATEGIC MARKETING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY AND CEO OF TALENTDNA
Bill Wagner’s timing is perfect. Opportunities abound for entrepreneurs today, and The Entrepreneur Next Door arrives just in time. Whether you’re a born businessperson or what Bill calls a “wantapreneur,” this book gives you a step-by-step blueprint to success. Thank you, Bill, for disproving the adage that only some people can be great entrepreneurs.
—RAFAEL PASTOR, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND CEO, VISTAGE INTERNATIONAL
I never thought that a book entitled The Entrepreneur Next Door would attract my attention, let alone keep it. I like the approach of starting with a deep personalanalysis—a sense of self, and then moving on from there. These points of contact are content hooks that pulled me along in the process of seeing where I fit in.Especially interesting is the ability to see exactly where you are. Using the tools in the book make that effect even more powerful. This is a book for doubters and nay-sayers. It’s a conversion experience!
MICHAEL T.HILLER, VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION, STANFORD FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Bill Wagner has an uncanny, objective understanding of the dynamics of the workplace environment and in this engaging and humorous book, he shares his insights, candor, and ability to take a complex subject such as personality, bring it to life and make it understandable.
MATTHEW SHAY,PRESIDENT 2006, INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION
The Entrepreneur Next Door is a must read for anyone considering a future in franchising. At It’s A Grind Coffee House, we are always looking for an entrepreneur with the ideal personality for our business. They are more successful, achieve greater growth sooner, and certainly are more enjoyable to work with. Bill’s five tier Performance Pyramid is one of the best cognitive processes I have seen in managing the growth of our franchisees. The Entrepreneur Next Door truly brings it home and the reader with it. It works! Read it, learn and get ready to grow.
STEVE OLSON,SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT,IT’S A GRIND COFFEE HOUSE
The information found in The Entrepreneur Next Door will take any person regardless of their background to new heights in their personal and professional development. From struggling business owners to the salesperson on the street, the useful and practical strategies offered by Bill Wagner should be at the top ofeveryone’s “must read” list, especially if they are serious about being successful.If you and your company want to do more, be more, and have more, then The Entrepreneur Next Door will take you to the next level and beyond.
CHUCK BAUER, SALES COACH, DALLAS TEXAS
Congratulations on your book, it is a major effort that will certainly cement your reputation in the world of entrepreneurial scholarship! I appreciate having the opportunity to read this great academic work! Best of luck for a blockbuster success!
GORDON LOGAN, CEO, SPORTS CLIPS,INC.
Bill has an amazing ability to disarm type-A executives. His book helped my colleaguesand I learn how to use our natural strengths to become better leaders, better spouses,better parents and better people! I learned how to use my strengths to deliver better service and develop a more profitable company.
KIM ELLIS, PRESIDENT, BISON ADVERTISING, INC.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, an entirely different type of profiling emergeswhich demonstrates the seemingly limitless possibilities in understanding humanbehavior and its impact on performance and job match. We now have the tool to build an ‘awesome’ team.
RONALD L. MCDANIEL, PRESIDENT, POINT MUGU FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Bill Wagner has unique insights into the characteristics and behaviors of entrepreneurs. Are certain people better ‘wired’ for succeeding in business than others? Bill Wagner seems to know.
JOE MATHEWS,FRANCHISE PERFORMANCE GROUP,CO-AUTHOR STREET SMART FRANCHISING
In my opinion, Bill’s involvement with The Lloyd Group has been a key factor in our continued growth and success.
ADAM L. EISEMAN, CEO, THE LLOYD GROUP
In a graduate school of business, we cover an enormous number of topics. I wish we had a class solely to learn and understand the impact of one’s personality on their ultimate choice of endeavor and success. Your content is one of the most useful and long-reaching messages my students have had.
KATE MCKEOWN,PROFESSOR,ENTREPRENEUR,FORDHAM UNIVERSITY
You have contributed greatly to the growth and education of our YEO membership. Rarely have I worked with a company that provides so much. Your presentations at all YEO’s International Conferences and universities always receive extremely high ratings and your exceptional knowledge provides our members with valuable take-home value.
RICHARD BRIGHT,MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS’ORGANIZATION (YEO)