Seize the Century

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About the author:
Ty Freyvogel is an Entrepreneur who has founded more than a dozen businesses in fields as diverse as weight-loss, automotive services, technology and retail over the course of his 38-year career. Following his graduation from John Carroll University (JCU) in 1970 he served a stint as an officer in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps before joining the family funeral business in Pittsburgh.

But in the early 1970s he saw new opportunities in the impending deregulation of the communications industry, so he founded a consulting firm to offer a variety of leading-edge telecommunications services to both small and large corporations. Over time, these businesses consolidated into Freyvogel Communications, Inc., which is still thriving three decades later.

A graduate of the Entrepreneurial Management Program conducted by the Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Ty has lent his talents to many organizations, among them the JCU Alumni Board of Trustees, JCU Board of Regents, Hiram College Board of Trustees, Catholic Cemetery Association Board of Trustees, and the Grove City College Entrepreneurship Advisory Council. He is a Member of the Order of Knights of Malta and until recently served on their Board of Directors.

Ty is the author of three books: Smarts, Guts & Luck: Straight Talk for Entrepreneurs, It's Not Your Smarts - It's Your Schmooze and Seize the Century. He created a website called which provides entrepreneurs with practical advice on how to launch and operate a small business. His articles have been published or excerpted in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, and many others.

Ty is a communicator and educator who serves on numerous non-profit boards and provides volunteer guidance to many worthy causes. In his spare time Ty enjoys playing golf, riding his mountain bike, reading and traveling. He resides in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania with his wife Katherine. They are the parents of seven and the grandparents of twenty.

Seize the Century

Five Mental Shifts Necessary for Success the 21st Century

Authored by Thomas McTighe Freyvogel Jr.
Edition: First

The 21st century has offered people unprecedented opportunities to launch new businesses and create new enterprises. But to achieve success entrepreneurs in this new century have to adopt a different mind-set from the typical expectations of 20th century businesspeople. Seize the Century lays out a roadmap for success in this century and suggests multiple ways in which entrepreneurs can and should succeed. The secret is making five mental shifts necessary for Success in this rapidly evolving economy. Readers are encouraged to redefine how they think about success, discover and develop new sources of income, practice a new style for managing time and productivity, gain new leadership and mentoring skills, and build productive, rewarding relationships.

When Ty Freyvogel launched his first business in the early 1970s, most experts believed that small businesses were not the place to make a lot of money. The "experts" also believed that small businesses would never have much impact on the economy because they didn't generate enough jobs. Yet, conventional thinking and the "experts" were wrong. Small businesses have become a terrific way to make money and succeed. Before long Ty wasn't alone in that belief. Seize the Century features ten thoughtful and lively chapters that lay out a new set of strategies for success in today's dynamic business climate. Just as the very definition of success has changed in the 21st century the skill sets and attitudes necessary to take advantage of those opportunities have changed as well.

Publication Date:
1512067083 / 9781512067088
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.5" x 8.5"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Self-Help / Motivational & Inspirational

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