A SAMPLE OF READERS'
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.
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.
Thanks for Plan for
Profitability! ... Hopefully, you'll keep publishing relevant and
Lt. Col. Mike
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.
A Superb Guide
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.
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.
The Bible on Strategic Business
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.
Impactful, Illuminating and
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
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
Warren Seetahal, St. Kitts
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,