“I was interested in reading FOAMSHIP because I have seen David, one of the writers of this book, build his company into a successful and well-respected company in the Federal arena. I often wondered how he did it with such ease when I have seen so many others fail.
The book with the strange title, FOAMSHIP, would give me several insights as to how David manages to keep his company growing, and keep his team together year after year. I wanted to see what I could apply to my smaller company. FOAMSHIP is titled this way for a reason. David has run his company like a captain navigates a ship at sea.
This book covers Finance, Operations, Admin, and Marketing- these are the four words that comprise the FOAM in the title.
The second part of the book-SHIP is from Souls, Heading, Innovation, Passage. As a business owner I get too focused on Finance or on Administration and I have learned that I need to focus on these other areas, or my company will really struggle. But how do I do this?
The Key Performance Indicators are one tool that I need to build upon. Questions are asked of you as you read each chapter and they can be used for discussion points with your team to help you in each area. These are but two tools that are discussed to help you get a better handle on your company.
The FOAMSHIP template is my main take away from this book. FOAMSHIP serves as a chart or roadmap. This book teaches you more than any business class I have ever taken. I recommend you read it then go back with your planner in hand and write down items you need to work on to make your company better!”
– James Cordova –
President, MARCO Federal Services, LLC
“As Antoine de Saint-Exupery helped us to understand the world through simple words and imaginary anecdotes in the 1943 book “The Little Prince“, the authors have brought new light – a new vision to the wonders of innovative business management with “THE FOAMSHIP”. Running through its pages is so easy, like gossip in a classroom, that to fully appreciate its wisdom it takes several readings.”
– Jimmy Sotomayor Lopez, University Professor –
“Peak individual and organizational performance requires an integration of both the rational and emotional faculties of the human mind. Individuals with highly developed emotional intelligence can build visionary organizations that sense today’s challenges and create tomorrow’s opportunities. The FOAMSHIP is an intuitive and practical model that can be useful to visualize and steer business organizations riding the high seas.”
– Dr. Robert K Cooper, Author of “The Performance Edge” and “Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Business”. –
“The book has an academic feel to it, which is very good and it can definitely be used as a course textbook. Easy, quick to read. Although, it uses some advanced vocabulary, the book does a good job of explaining more technical terms. I can see young, up and coming entre-/intrapreneurs using this book as a guidebook.”
– Adrian Perez –
“As useful for non-profit organizations as it is for for-profits.”
– Michael Stephens –
“I am the President of a very small Non-Profit, in which almost all of us are volunteers, yet Foamship provides logical procedures that can be applied to all kinds of working relationships.”
– John Hamill –
“I would have liked to have read this 40 years ago when I started in the ‘world of work’.”
– Bruce Martin –