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Plan for Profitability!  has been awarded five stars by reviewers at Amazon.com.  At the right is a summary of the readers' comments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A SAMPLE OF READERS' COMMENTS

 

A Visionary Work

 

For most of his career, Hargrave has been guided by compelling and fundamental business principles.  He generously offers insight into his vision in this underpriced and valuable book.

The Security Letter

 

Hargrave Knows the Subject

 

[The book] covers both the practical 'how-tos' as well as the theoretical 'whys.'  Lee knows what he's talking about.

 Mensa Bulletin

Relevant and Worthwhile

Thanks for Plan for Profitability!  ...  Hopefully, you'll keep publishing relevant and worthwhile writings.

Lt. Col. Mike Wilder, Atlanta

Clear and Logical

Finally, here is a book that describes the strategic planning process in a clear and logical structure. It's about time. I've been doing strategic planning for 17 years and I am amazed at the lack of 'how-to' information.

Darrell Dusina, Denver

A Superb Guide

Plan for Profitability! is an superb step-by-step guide on how to write a strategic business plan. The book is an excellent investment for small business owners without any exposure to strategic business planning, entrepreneurs seeking venture capital to start up new businesses, business school students seeking to master the essentials of strategic planning, managers in corporate settings, aspiring strategic planners, and anyone else who wants to learn how to write a strategic plan. The author is clearly an practicing authority in strategic planning, not a theoretician.

Pat Vonick, Boulder

No Nonsense

This "No Nonsense" book is an essential guide into the world of strategy.  Lee Hargrave's own experiences on the subject guide us step by step through this complex field with a smattering of its history combined with the essential theory behind the strategy.  Ultimately, he shows us how it all plugs together in the business environment of today, combined with his use of "real" examples and scenarios that makes his book all the easier to relate to.  A truly profitable read.

Steven Grey, France

 

The Bible on Strategic Business Plans

 

I consider Mr. Hargrave's book, Plan for Profitability!, to be one of the most straightforward and instructional books on the subject of strategic business plans. I have reviewed and researched other books on the subject and they do not give a comparable depth and insight into the subject.  Mr. Hargrave's book is based on his practical experience that includes writing over one hundred business plans for large and small companies.

Michael Schmidt, Noblesville, Indiana

 

Impactful, Illuminating and Practical

 

Mr. Hargrave's book contains practical guidance to developing a sound, realistic and executable strategic business plan. Drawing from his wealth of business experience from working and leading various corporations and running his own consultancy practice, the book provides a detailed framework which managers can follow to draw up their own plans. On top of that, explanations are given throughout the book on why certain steps are needful while others are superfluous, what key issues to consider and what pitfalls to avoid in formulating the plan. Three words that describe the content of the book will have to be: impactful, illuminating and practical. A must-read for managers and aspiring MBAs in strategic management. A second edition to bring in the role of IT in strategic planning would be great!

Clive Ong, Singapore

 

Excellent

 

This book provides an excellent approach to strategic planning. It translates well-known theories to their practical applications. This is a good book for MBA students and strategic planners.

Warren Seetahal, St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Short, Concise and Complete

 

The author's book treats the creation of a strategic business plan in a short, concise, and complete manner. This would be a great text for an MBA program on strategic planning, preparation of a business plan, or the reading of financial reports. The book could also be used as a guideline for creating your own strategic business plan. The book treats the creation of a strategic business plan in a short, concise, and complete manner. This would be a great text for an MBA program on strategic planning, preparation of a business plan, or the reading of financial reports. The book could also be used as a guideline for creating your own strategic business plan. I could not locate anything else that focused on the creation of a strategic business plan all the way from start to finish with a discussion of how to use financial statements.

 

Craig Bradshaw, Claremont, CA

 

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