Will Roney

Book Review – The Barefoot Executive by Carrie Wilkerson

In Non-Fiction Writing on March 11, 2012 at 14:58

The Barefoot Executive: The Ultimate Guide for Being Your Own Boss and Achieving Financial Freedom

There are many books on entrepreneurship, as well as the bountiful number of people writing books on how they went from being penniless to being a multi-mullionaire business-person. But what truly matters in a book of this type is how the author engages with the reader to make a difference in their lives.

The Barefoot Executive” by Carrie Wilkerson is one of those books that leaps out and wants to be used by the reader. There is so much to describe about this book, that there is the danger of rewriting the book in this review.

Split into five major sections, “The Barefoot Executive” is determined to make a success of your idea and vision for a new business. It is certain from the moment that you read this book, that Carrie Wilkerson is aiming her book at the ‘doing’ part of the work. There is no preaching that one way of working is better than another, more an acceptance that different people work in different ways. This is reflected most in Section 4 which talks about differing business models.

No book like this would be complete without further background information, and this is no exception. With quotes, action points and links to webinars and information online this is truly a book that you have to read if you are serious about starting a business from scratch. This is a gentle book where it needs to get the mind of the reader around a particular concept, but enthusiastic when there is a good, strong idea in play and the author wants to extol its many virtues.

The thing that allowed me to engage with the book the most was the energy and enthusiasm behind the words. If another reader picks up on half as much as I did, then it will be a book well bought.

Have you enjoyed this review? If you have, take a look around the site. You can also buy the book HERE.


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