'How to Business' reviews

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What immediately struck me after reading through ‘How to Business’ was Pieter’s approach to explaining what could be complex matters in such a simple way. Often times, we over-complicate ideas in business. But, this book was easy-to-follow and gave me the confidence to use the lessons in everyday situations.

I have been a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years. However, I am always looking for ways to further my business knowledge. In ‘How to Business’, van der Merwe offers a wide range of business ideas that I may have overlooked in the past and am truly excited about adding into my repertoire. This man genuinely knows his business and the book makes for an interesting and informative read.

If you are an entrepreneur, young or old, you need to read ‘How to Business’. Unlike many business theory books, the author uses his own personal experience to explain business ideas and back them up with evidence of their use.

This is a far cry from the typical books written by professors or those who have studied business ideas, but never actually used them in the crucial situations. Do yourself a favour and read this book because no matter the industry you are in, you are bound to pick up some powerful tips about conducting business.

In my opinion, “How to Business” is what every business book should be. It blends engaging storytelling with education, resulting in something that grasps your attention while delivering the lessons in a way that anybody in the business spectrum can understand. A fantastic book that I highly recommend to anyone interested in the business field.

The book description stresses the fact that it will provide ‘real-world business lessons’ from the viewpoint of somebody that has worked as a business lawyer for decades. It does not disappoint. Upon reading, you will realize that everything shared is rooted in past successes, making the lessons much easier to comprehend.

The explanations that van der Merwe provides to support his theories truly gives you the confidence to integrate them into your own business life. Plus, the autobiographical nature of the book makes it much more attractive of a read than a textbook-style business book that is just explaining concepts.

I’ve read through the book twice and passed it along to my partners, as I believe the information shared from an experienced business lawyer is applicable to all business situations.

Pieter van der Merwe

Business Lawyer/Advisor – What clients say...

I have worked with Pieter extensively over the past 15 years. He has been instrumental in guiding me in several successful business ventures in both South Africa and beyond with his vast knowledge and expertise. If there is anybody to be trusted for lessons in the world of business, it is him!

Mr. van der Merwe has been a trusted advisor for myself and partners on all matters business because of his experience and expertise in all elements of the trade. Beginning as our business lawyer over a decade ago, we have continued to seek his advice for all that we do and we cannot say enough about his ability to deliver insightful, practical business planning at all times.

Pieter is far more than just a lawyer, he is somebody that has an incredible understanding of the entire business world. His innovative thinking and passion for entrepreneurship has helped me identify new markets to move into and then execute strategic business plans.

The best word I can use to describe Pieter van der Merwe is wise. He has managed to take a lifetime of business knowledge and use it in real-world applications. As the beneficiary of his wisdom in many of my own business dealings, I can personally vouch for the intelligence and intuition in business that he can offer anybody from young entrepreneurs to established business owners.

Pieter has been a trusted part of my ventures for years now and there is nobody that I can rely on more for everything from handling legal business matters to planning for upcoming endeavours. If Pieter tells you something about business, I have one piece of advice: listen!

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