The Entrepreneur’s Manual

As a huge fan of The Entrepreneur’s Manual published in 1977, I’ve been wondering what happened to the author Richard M. White. This morning I received an email from a friend who found a 1995 San Jose Mercury news article that says Rich White passed away from cancer in 1995, five years after being diagnosed. Rich was born in North Carolina, received his business degree from Notre Dame, and spent his life starting companies and then helping others learn how to succeed in business. Chilton Publishing sold more than 300,000 copies of his book. This must qualify The Entrepreneurs Manual as one of the best selling books on entrepreneurship in history. I have seen reports that E-Myth and E-Myth Revisited have sold more than 250,000 copies since it was first published in 1986. Both are essential reading for entrepreneurs.

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  1. Brent Johnson

    Paul – Just stumbled upon your blog and love it. I’m reading Rich White’s Entrepreneur’s Manual for the second time now, and often wondered what happened to him, thanks for the update.

    Any word on other companies he was involved in before he died?

  2. Justin Bergener

    Paul,

    I just started reading the entrepreneur’s manual and came to his personal plan of purchasing a 2 bedroom condo in NYC for 65K… I little out of date. I love the book but was hoping to find a revisited version with Internet entrepreneurship and your post came up 4th on google.

    Hope you’re doing great!
    Justin

  3. Brad Bowen

    Dear Paul & Others:

    One of the most important books ever written for serial entrepreneurs like myself!

    I copied every word in the book, put it into my publishing program and made it into a step-by-step Co-Founders “bible” for my different teams.
    I also recorded it myself and listened to it every day as I did outside sales for different companies (little odd listening to myself but, as they say, repetition is the mother of all learning and boy, did the concepts and strategies “sink in!”

    Here is what I’ve accomplished so far using “The Entrepreneur’s Manual” as a template for my startups:

    I. NorthStar Stadium Resorts Intl.
    Green & Digital Stadium Resorts Network! Global Company Start-up, Private RE Development Company.
    Formulated Concepts to Solve Problem of Stadiums & Arenas Operating in the Red!
    A New Business Model & Paradigm Shift For The Industry!
    Working on unique financing strategy to start building first resort in near future!
    Licensing opportunities also available to developers &/or builders.
    YouTube videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfFKVoMUhqCksWutH4Zsag

    II.Station Innovations Corp:
    Green & Clean Fuel Stations; Designs, Builds & Operates
    Creating The World’s Next Generation Of Green & Clean Convenience Stores & Fuel Stations!
    A New Business Model & Paradigm Shift For The Industry!
    A New Service That Will Help Stabilize Gas Prices In North America & Help Citizens Eliminate Fluctuating Costs!!
    Concept will be profitable before first cement slab is poured!
    Working on unique financing strategy to start building first stores!
    Licensing opportunities also available to station owners &/or developers &/or builders.

    III. Picture Perfect Chocolates:
    The Perfect Gift, For Every Reason For Every Season! Edible Chocolate Gift Masterpieces!
    Founded Unique On-line Chocolate Concept That Partners With Artists &/or Photographers To Offer Consumers Unique Chocolate Gifts AND Help The Creators Generate Income!

    IV. Laurie’s Lotteri Club
    Lucky International: Global Gambling & Lottery Club.
    Created Unique Gambling & Lottery Club Concept in Partnership with $50K Radio Contest Winner!
    In operation for over two years averaging 40 to 60 Lottery Tickets per week for the games we play.

    And many many more!

    If Mr. White was alive today, I would say thank-you for the help and guidance and buy him the biggest and best steak dinner ever!

    May you rest in peace Mr. White!

    For more info on each project, please see my LinkedIn account:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/fastgrowthhighprofits

    Thanks
    Mr Bowen
    Founder, Chairman, CEO
    San Diego

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