Decisions: Making the Right Ones, Righting the Wrong Ones

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Harper Collins, Sep 4, 2012 - Business & Economics - 272 pages
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Co-owner of Boston Pizza and star of CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den, Jim Treliving reveals the secrets of his success, taking you behind the scenes at critical points in the building of his businesses—which also include Mr. Lube and interests in real estate and sports franchising. Covering the “big” decisions—from what to do with your life to how to source capital, find partners, handle change and inspire growth—Treliving sets out the tools for making effective choices and explains why every decision requires action. He also discusses how to bounce back from those no-so-good decisions, explaining how to refocus and recalibrate, just as Treliving had to do when he realized that Boston Pizza’s expansion into Asia was causing the company to drift off-brand. Pulling back from Asian opportunities was a tough decision at the time, but the move became crucial to guiding successful BP expansions later on. Always candid, Treliving also shares his insights on some very public choices, ones you may have seen him make on The Big Decision or Dragons’ Den.

Down to earth, sensible and filled with vision and humour, Decisions is a book for budding entrepreneurs and for those who want the inside business stories beyond what we see on TV. But it’s also for people who want to transform their companies into ones that create steady wealth and lasting success. Even if you’re not in business, Treliving’s inspiring story and astute advice will help you make wiser decisions in your life and move forward with confidence in your chosen field.

 

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interesting. he talks about his life and how he made his decisions to do Boston Pizza and Mr lube. but how the success of the biz cost him his marriage. Read full review

Contents

Cover
DO I WANT A JOB OR DO I WANT TO CREATE
HOW WILL I FUND MY DREAM?
WHO WILL JOIN
WHAT IF IM WRONG?
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOURE READY
EPILOGUE
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JIM TRELIVING is one of the stars of CBC TV’s Dragons’ Den and The Big Decision and a co-owner of Boston Pizza, a global restaurant franchise with more than $1 billion in sales. He is on the board of the Hockey Canada Foundation, a co-owner of Mr. Lube and has interests in real estate development and sports franchising. Boston Pizza has been voted one of the 50 Best-Managed Private Companies in Canada each year since 1994, and the company was recently recognized as one of Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. Jim divides his time between Vancouver, Dallas and Toronto. Follow him on Twitter @jtreliving.

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