Whether you are an entrepreneur with an idea or a leader of an established company, you need to understand businesses thoroughly--how they work, what they do, how they are managed. You need to apply this understanding to your own business, so you kw what you have to do to build and manage it. You need to develop your own skills and capabilities, so you kw how to Think like a leader and manager, Act to lead and manage effectively, and Do to deliver the results you expect. How do you learn to do all this? You need a handbook with a set of tools to provide the what and how of building, managing, and leading your business. This is what The Business Leader's Handbook Series is about. We have developed an approach with a set of tools and defined skills, information, resources, training, and mentoring that we use to build, manage, and lead our own successful businesses. We are w making our approach and tools public and available to you in our Handbook Series. The Business Leader's Handbook Series consists of four volumes: Volume 1: From Idea to Business Volume 2: Building the Business Volume 3: Leading Growth Volume 4: Creating Marketplace Value In Volume 1, we apply our approach to the earliest stage of business--developing your business idea and turning it into a business. This earliest stage is the most critical. If you can execute this work well, you are on your way to building, managing, and leading a successful business. The Business Leader's Handbook Series was developed by Vecker Labs. We are interested in hearing how you are using our materials to build your business. We also want input from you on what additional tools, information, training, and resources you need. Please contact us at email@example.com to begin the conversation.
Thomas Cowan began his career at IBM and went on to build, manage, and lead companies of all sizes. Most recently, during his three-year tenure as chairman and CEO of OutlookSoft Corporation, revenue grew 10 times, with the company becoming a major competitor in the performance management marketplace. Mr. Cowan is currently head of Vecker Corporation, which helps build successful businesses and leaders. A native of South Carolina, Mr. Cowan received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA for the University of South Carolina. He is the author of a number of books, including Business Basics, Leadership Basics, and The Business Leader's Handbook Series.