If someone were to ask me: What one defining moment prompted me to write this book? I would have to say it was when I attended small local business networking meeting and the guest speaker said "If you have been punching a clock for the last 10 years or more, then you have been asleep at the wheel of your own life, and working on achieving someone else's dream and not your own!!" That statement hit me right between the eyes. Most of us are breathing but not truly alive, so it is high time that we awaken from the blissful slumber of the routine and mundane. Awaken from the fanciful notion that someone else is ultimately responsible for making our dreams come true as nurses. The reality of a free market world economy has always been that each of us is ultimately responsible for our personal financial future. We should not have to face another stock market crash, real estate bust or massive health industry shakedown to realize that each of us must learn to take the helm of our own economic ship. The days of working for and employer till retirement is a stone age model of exchanging time for money. The title of the book makes the assertion that not only must we think along entrepreneurial lines in an age of entrepreneurism, but our unique skill sets as nurses have groomed us for financial independence in ways one may have not thought possible. Throughout the pages of this book the author asserts that, indeed and in fact, more and more nurse are awakening to a transitional and transformational shift to nurse entrepreneurs as a natural course of our training. Nurses Bred for Business is not theoretical notion, it is an identifiable statement as to the natural progression of who and what nurses have always been. The question is; will you awaken to your rightful destiny and join the ever growing legions of nurse entrepreneurs? In the pages that follow, unfolding challenges rapidly altering the healthcare community beg the need to completely rethink the present and future direction of nurses and, by extension, all healthcare workers. Part 1 of the book delves into what exactly are entrepreneurs and seeks to equivocate the daily nursing hospital experience to daily real world business experience. In Part 2 of the book the author takes you on a fantastic journey of his own entrepreneurial failures and the hard lessons learned. All of us can and should wisely capitalize upon the failures of others instead of own. ( the very definition of wisdom) Utilizing the raw materials from these hard lessons as a foundation upon which to build ever greater personal and professional successes. Part 3 of the book provides a glossary of business terms by chapter that seeks to expand upon the concepts and ideas introduced. Like any new learning, the goal should be to continually expand ones money making vocabulary. Lastly, the author gives a delicious synopsis of what are his 25 favorite financial books that when properly applied will exponentially and continually expand the fiscal dimensions of each individual's business philosophy. Your entrepreneurial journey begins....now.