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Business Book Group: The Purpose is Profit

This program requires registration

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Conference Room

8 spaces available

Darien Library’s business book group will meet to discuss Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker’s The Purpose is Profit. The group will informally discuss the book from 6 - 6:45 p.m. and then network over wine, beer, and light refreshments. Darien Library is pleased to welcome the authors for our discussion.

About the Book

Do you feel the pull to start your own business? Tired of working for others and dealing with office politics, eager for control and more money, Ed “Skip” McLaughlin certainly felt it. When he left his high-level corporate position to start not one but two new businesses, his colleagues’ reaction was disbelief:

People told me I was crazy. “You are going to fail!”

One of his businesses did fail, but the other thrived. Ed bootstrapped it into an Inc. 500 company and later sold it to a Fortune 100 company. Now, you can learn from his experience—what to do and what not to do—to create your own successful startup. The Purpose Is Profit eliminates the mystery of becoming an entrepreneur. You will learn—

  • Why distinctive competence trumps passion
  • Where and when to get funding without losing control
  • How to build an entrepreneurial brand that lasts
  • Why profit should be factored into every business decision
  • How ethical behavior breeds trust and unlocks profit

2017 Silver Axiom Business Book Award Winner in Entrepreneurship

Library staff members will lead the discussion. Prior reading of the books is not necessary to attend the discussion. Business Book Group is sponsored by Darien Rowayton Bank

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