Dan Weinfurter dropped by my office today for a chat. I was checking up on his success as a result of working with him as a book coach on his new book, Second Stage Entrepreneurship: Ten Proven Strategies for Driving Aggressive Growth (Palgrave MacMillan). It was a different kind of meeting because I was able to ask him the big question every business author has that I have worked with, “What have been your results so far in the last six month?” Here is what I learned:
- Three clients found Dan because of his book. According to Dan they would not have found him without his book.
- Carroll University in Wisconsin has created a wonderful course with material used from Dan’s book.
- Dan is now being sought after for paid speaking engagements around the country. Recently he had two engagements in Chicago.
There are other great things in store for Dan because of his new author status that I am not at liberty to talk about right now but, stay tuned. Dan’s success at starting, growing and scaling companies from startup to $100 million may be on the horizon once again. Dan, who has been on the Inc 500 seven times with three different companies and #1 once, his future looks bright. The book was a great tool for growth.
For me, I’m happy to have been a part of his journey. My intention was to help him make a bigger difference in the world. I think that goal has been fulfilled and continues.