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About the author:
Rob Slee is an author, investment banker, mentor and business owner.
Rob has authored more than three hundred articles on private finance topics in a variety of legal and business journals. Rob's book, Private Capital Markets, was published in mid-2004 by John Wiley & Sons and is now considered the seminal work in finance for private companies. A second edition of this book was released in May, 2011. Rob's second book, Midas Managers (Burn the Boats Press), was released in 2007 and describes how super-successful private business owners create substantial wealth in a global economy. Rob also authored Midas Marketing (Burn the Boats Press), and Middle Market M&A (Wiley).
Rob has owned equity positions in a variety of mid-sized private businesses, and he has mentored more than 100 companies. For more than 25 years Rob has also been President of Robertson & Foley, a middle market private investment bank. Rob is also Founder of MidasNation, a LinkedIn community dedicated to helping business owners dramatically increase the value of their firms.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Miami University, and received a Master's degree from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Rob can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
But Rob is still best known as the father of Jen and Jessie Slee, his identical twin daughters.
Time Really Is Money
How To Make $5,000 Per Hour
Mr Rob Slee
Rob Slee, probably the world's leading expert on creating value, has written this new book.
Time Really Is Money tells owners of their time how to work smarter. Specifically, it shows such owners how to create value-personal or business-by spending hours on value-added activities. Yes, the old adage is true: time really is money.
Owners of their time? What does that mean? It means anyone who is responsible for how they spend their time. About one quarter of the planet owns their time either because they are selling their time via freelancing or because they own their own business. There is no shortage of entrepreneurs on the planet. And the number is growing.
It amazes me that no one in the literature of business has ever adequately linked value creation with time spent. You would think that's where business books would start. Time is our greatest asset. We have only so many hours to work in our lifetime, so why not spend those hours on value creating activities?
Time. Is there anything we take more for granted, yet is more precious? Time even means different things to different people. Einstein said time is that which is measured by a clock. Hawking said time, whatever that may be, will tell. For this book, time is the medium we use to create value. Money is a commodity, time is not. Time is our greatest asset.
Value is also a loaded word. Many confuse it with earnings. I am not so confused. Earnings are what you get paid for doing a task. Earning more enables you to live a better lifestyle. Creating personal value means adding to your net worth. Creating business value means adding to its market value (what the open market will pay for your business). Wealth is realized value, meaning a liquidity event takes place along the way.
If you're still confused, this should help: personal earnings get you to retirement, wealth is what you have once you get there.
The confusion over personal earnings versus business value continues for most owners because they think the two are mutually exclusive. Not true, say I. Live this book's philosophy and you'll have all the earnings you need, plus substantially increased value.
I've spoken maybe 500 times to groups of businesspeople. It has continually shocked me to see that the vast majority of listeners earn so little, plus create little or no business value. A premise of this book is that until you work for at least $500 per hour, you have no chance to create value. And the fun really starts at $5,000 per hour. Yet, 80% of the people who own their time earn and create value of less than $100 per hour.
- Publication Date:
- 0979047846 / 9780979047848
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Business & Economics / Entrepreneurship