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Co-owner of Boston Pizza and star of CBC-TV’s Dragons’ Den, Jim Treliving reveals the secrets of his success, taking you behind the scenes at critical points in the building of his businesses-which also include Mr. Lube and interests in real estate and sports franchising. Covering the “big” decisions-from what to do with your life to how to source capital, find partners, handle change and inspire growth-Treliving sets out the tools for making effective choices and explains why every decision requires action. He also discusses how to bounce back from those no-so-good decisions, explaining how to refocus and recalibrate, just as Treliving had to do when he realized that Boston Pizza’s expansion into Asia was causing the company to drift off-brand. Pulling back from Asian opportunities was a tough decision at the time, but the move became crucial to guiding successful BP expansions later on. Always candid, Treliving also shares his insights on some very public choices, ones you may have seen him make on The Big Decision or Dragons’ Den.

Down to earth, sensible and filled with vision and humour, Decisions is a book for budding entrepreneurs and for those who want the inside business stories beyond what we see on TV. But it’s also for people who want to transform their companies into ones that create steady wealth and lasting success. Even if you’re not in business, Treliving’s inspiring story and astute advice will help you make wiser decisions in your life and move forward with confidence in your chosen field.

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Decisions
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4.8 / 5
Very well done
May 1st, 2015
A truly enjoyable and captivating read. What an amazing life for an amazing guy. Lots of helpful and insightful tips on life in general.
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Decisions
February 20th, 2015
In detail, Jim Treliving told how he made boston pizza into the massive chain it is now! With many reltable storys, and inspiring moments, Don't be surprisedif at the end of the book your saying "If he can do it, so can I!"
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Amazing
September 12th, 2014
This à Great book in decision and running a business. If you ever thought of opening a business or franchise. Over the span of the Book Jim gives you a look at all the hardship he went through and tough decisions to get Boston Pizza to a Billion dollars Company
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Treliving Book
March 30th, 2014
Great book. What a classy guy and a role model
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Owner
March 5th, 2014
Jim tells a complete story and shared some very sage advice. As an entrepreneur I am able to utilize his strategies to help me make better decisions! A real Canadian success!
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Great short read on entrepreneurship
July 17th, 2013
Jim sheds light on his hardships success and failures in growing Boston pizza. Jim has a real human way of approaching business he never forgets its people product then profit. I recommend this book for anyone starting there own business or going through a difficult point in the growth phase.
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Boston pizza man
April 7th, 2013
The steps that teach you how leave some on the table
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