For master entrepreneur Sam Schwartz, the drive to succeed came early. “The five members of my family lived together in one room. No kitchen. No bathroom. Even as a young child I felt a burning desire to elevate my family’s circumstances. So I got my first job at age 10.”
Five decades later, the highly successful businessman is looking back on where that drive to succeed has taken him, and how the lessons he learned in the military have shaped and guided his journey.
After graduating high school and joining the IDF (Israeli Defense Forces), Sam applied for and was accepted into their internationally-acclaimed Special Forces division. Though he didn’t know it at the time, the training and experience he would gain there would provide the foundation for a lifelong career as an entrepreneur and educator.
“In the IDF I learned lessons about leadership, communication, trust, delegation, empowerment and many other core values and principles which I have successfully applied to my business ventures,” Schwartz stated. “For years I have wanted to compile those lessons into a book. And now that dream is becoming a reality.”
“I am very excited to have landed Sam Schwartz and this inspirational new book for our catalog,” said Powerhouse Publishing’s Editor-in-Chief, Frank Felker. “Sam is the epitome of the Generous Educator and Sincere Advocate for the success of his customers. He has practiced and taught entrepreneurship around the world for decades. His lessons are based upon his own successes and failures, and those of the hundreds of business owners he has known and worked with.”
“Helping business owners succeed is in Sam’s DNA,” stated Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. “The fact that he was the first – and still only – BNI Executive Director to support entrepreneurs on three continents simultaneously, speaks for itself. He is truly committed to sharing his knowledge in order that others may learn and grow.”
The book, Yes. No. There Is No Maybe, tracks Schwartz’s life journey, starting as the child of Romanian immigrants, growing up during the first years of the nation of Israel. It continues on through his experience as a member of the IDF’s special forces, including combat experience in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, to his decades of growth as a successful international entrepreneur and business educator.
Yes. No. There Is No Maybe is slated for a mid-summer release and will be available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.