By COLlive reporter
One of Inc. magazine’s “22 Books to Help You Get Ahead in Business and Life” is a critical strategic business book authored by Kivi Bernhard, a Lubavitcher chossid and an international keynote speaker.
“Leopardology – The Hunt For Profit In a Tough Global Economy” was published in 2009 and selected this week as an important read for “the kind of person perpetually on a mission to improve yourself.”
Inc. asked two dozen high-achieving executives to pick titles that can provide stellar inspiration and guidance and Bernhard’s Leopardology made it to number 12 on the list of 22 books.
The praise for the book was written by Joel Klein, founder and CEO of IMBC and BizTank, a shark-tank style program introducing investors and entrepreneurs seeking funding and capital.
Here’s what he wrote:
“Leopardology gave me the insights and motivation to engage in critical business thinking and strategy, gleaned from the hunting habits and techniques of the African leopard, perhaps the most successful predator on earth.
“The principles and concepts outlined in this book can be applied to personal and business success. As Bernhard writes, ‘Not unlike the world of commerce, in the bush-lands of Africa, if one is not hunting to survive, one will simply survive to be hunted!’ How true.”
Bernhard, a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, is the son of Rabbi Nachman Bernhard OBM, a renowned South African rabbi and a chossid of the Rebbe.
Proudly sporting a yarmulka and a beard, Bernhard once made an impression on Bill Gates and executives at the Microsoft Corporation: