About the book
If you’ve ever wondered why you’re discussing a bake-off or herding cats in a business meeting, then it’s probably time to get a grip on Green Weenies and Due Diligence.
This reference guide to business terms – both humorous and serious – navigates the often-tricky waters of corporate America. For anyone who’s found himself up the creek without a paddle, this glossary will provide a better understanding of today’s boardroom lingo. You’ll need this book if you:
•Think “Chips and Salsa” are something you order at a Mexican restaurant
•Confuse a church revival with a “Come to Jesus Meeting”
•Believe “Psychic Income” is what clairvoyants get paid
•Still think “Swag” is a style of lamp
Confused? Don’t be! Green Weenies and Due Diligence contains more than 1,200 terms commonly (and sometimes not so commonly) used in today’s ever-changing business climate. From the solemn to the silly, Green Weenies and Due Diligence offers a refreshing and relevant overview of business jargon. You will find it both educational and enlightening. Whether you’re an old hand or a young pup, there’s something to be learned from this book!
About the author
Ron Sturgeon is a successful entrepreneur and the author of How to Salvage Millions From Your Small Business. After finding a following in the U.S., the book – which is now in its second printing – has been licensed and printed in Korea, China, and the Czech Republic.
Ron, whose rags-to-riches story began in the auto salvage business right out of high school, is a sought-after speaker and consultant for small business owners. In 2004, he was the keynote speaker at 3 international conventions, including two in Australia. His unique story of personal development and success is inspiring, and his motto is “mission possible.” He especially likes speaking to students and other developing small business owners, sharing tips to his success, and challenging them to be whatever they want to be with his theme of “mission possible.” In addition, he has expanded his expertise to real estate development and is a noted collector of fine automobiles and antique toy cars.
Sturgeon seems an unlikely candidate to write Green Weenies and Due Diligence, or even know the terms. His dad died when he was a senior in high school, and left to fend for himself with only a high school education, he went on to build one of the largest operations in his industry, the auto salvage business, which he sold to Ford Motor Company in 1999. He later founded and sold another business to a large public company, while building a small real estate empire, starting a small business consulting practice, and completed two in-house over subscribed stock offerings. Throughout the last six years, he patiently gathered the terms found in the book.
Ron and his wife, Kathi, live in Texas with their three beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. To learn more about him, visit www.rdsinvestments.com.com.
About the Artist
Gahan Wilson’s work has appeared in everything from Playboy and The New Yorker magazines to children’s books. Now, the inimitable artist enters the business realm with Green Weenies and Due Diligence, his first opportunity to bring his bizarre sense of humor into the boardroom. Wilson’s all-new cartoons only confirm that the business world is, indeed, a logically illogical land – and that’s something Wilson knows a thing or two about. During the past 25 years, he has mastered the art of macabre humor and, in addition to his collections of cartoons and illustrations, has written two mystery novels and a number of horror short stories.