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It was page 243 that really summed it up for me – the point that brings it all together. Of course, what am I talking about? I recently read a book that anyone in business, nonprofits or any type of organization for that matter should consider reading. While the book takes experiences from one of the largest and most successful companies in the world, the principles behind that business can be used anywhere.
This book is Charles Koch’s attempt at explaining the principles that he used to take his father’s company from a 1961 valuation of $21 million to one worth $100 billion in 2014. Put another way: Someone who invests $1,000 in Koch Industries in 1960 would now be holding $5 million in wealth. That’s a return 27 times greater than the average investor would have turned on the S&P 500 index.
I believe Charles Koch’s integrity and professional leadership are representative of the founding principles of America. This book is an excellent tool for entrepreneurs focused on achieving great things in a principled manner.