Guitar Lessons: A Life’s Journey Turning Passion into Business by Bob Taylor – Taylor Guitars
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The information of the beginning as well as growth of Taylor Guitars, among the globe's most effective guitar manufacturers
Bob Taylor blends the information of his experience as a tradesperson and also cofounder of Taylor Guitars, a world-famous acoustic as well as electrical guitar producer, with philosophical life lessons that have functional application for constructing a business.
From the "a-ha" minute in junior high that motivated his first guitar, Taylor has been living the American dream, crafting quality products with his own hands and also constructing an effective, sustainable organisation. In Guitar Lessons, he shares the worths that he obeys which have actually supplied the structure for the business's success.
Be influenced by a story of guts and gumption, an undeviating commitment to top quality, as well as the hard lessons that made Taylor Guitars the business it is today.
Q&A with Author Bob Taylor
Author Bob Taylor What motivated you to create this book?
The possibility was presented to me, and also the time simply appeared right. Occasionally, I think, if you do these points prematurely, it's a wild-goose chase. In our case, it seems as if whatever is ideal for individuals to intend to review the book.
How would you define Guitar Lessons to someone that has little knowledge of Taylor?
It's a book of business lessons learned through experience and informed in story form. It's the story of beginning an organisation as a teenager based on a craft I loved, and also really, exactly how it transformeded into a significant organisation by bringing terrific people in with me and also standing firm with the years.
Exists material in the book that will surprise existing Taylor Guitars owners?
I believe individuals aware of the firm will certainly see it as an extra thorough and honest story compared to just what they are going to read in a blog site, write-up, or company profile. In a publication layout, there's enough time to go into depth. There are lots of Taylor guitar proprietors. We've marketed a million guitars, and 750,000 of those have only recently joined our customer base in the last 6 or 7 years. This will certainly give them a far better understanding into our story as well as where we came from.
What lessons do you want readers to leave with?
The major lessons are that it takes willpower and the capability to tear down challenges as you go. There's no single thing that serves as a turning factor in a service as well as gets you to lastly "make it." There might be 25 points that you have to fix for your company to be effective. Perhaps you need to get to where 8 or 9 are addressed just to remain in business, then you go from there. Yet you have to continuously have something, whether it indicates discovering ways to do manufacturing, marketing your items, or dealing with workers. You can run a car with 6 pistons, however it takes all 8 pistons to fire for the car to really run great.
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (January 25, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470937874
- ISBN-13: 978-0470937877
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds