As Orthodox Jews, we know that our parnasah is a hundred percent from Hashem. Many “business” rules simply do not apply to us since we know that hishtadlus (efforts) are just that — hishtadlus. Hashem determines everything. Sadly, within our community, there is a lack of knowledge on this subject. Many Orthodox Jews behave certain ways in their business lives because “that is how business is done.” This is not true! We answer to a Higher Authority.
This book is written from the perspective of a Torah Jew. After achieving great success in his field, entrepreneurship, Nachum Kligman has become an address of sorts for investors and people starting their own businesses. In this unique and powerful book, he shares how to become and what it means to be a Frum Entrepreneur. Readers will explore what our best business practices should be — relying on the business chochmah of the world, but establishing priorities, making decisions and behaving as Yidden should.
About The Author
Nachum Kligman is a visionary entrepreneur, brand builder, marketer, business consultant, and founder and director of Ideago (LLC). He has founded or co-founded more than twenty companies and entrepreneurial projects (such as Book Like A Boss, Viewbix, ZipUp Inc, NextDor Inc., etc), and advised hundreds of business owners and non-profit organizations.
“Nachum Kligman shares practical business advice infused with Torah, Mussar and Chesed.”
Rabbi Aaron Kotler, President, Beth Medrash Govoha (the Lakewood Yeshiva)
“So, you think you want to start your own business? Don’t even think about it, until you read this book. A must read!”
Dr. Alan Broner, Co-Founder of Jack’s Gourmet
“Nachum has created a guide to navigate the mine fields of today’s business world that can challenge the very fibers of a frum Yid. The insights, pointers and advice are right on.”
Marc (Moshe) Bodner, CEO, Principal at L&R Distributors Inc.
“Nachum has written a very good book that will be of value to many in the community. I especially appreciated the clear and strong ethical compass it embodies.”
David Margolese, Co-Founder and former CEO of Sirius XM Radio
“Nachum Kligman puts the entire concept of making money in a Torah-and-emuna perspective; anyone who follows the advice of this wonderful book will certainly see blessings.”
Rabbi Lazer Brody, author of The Trail to Tranquility, Six Days to the Top, and translator of The Garden of Emuna
Loren Spigleman –
Replete with a concept we all should keep in mind, but sometimes forget – that our livelihood is in God’s hands, but we still have to make the best effort we can. Nachum Kligman tells many stories of his successes and is not afraid to share his failures as well. Are you sure you want to do this? What type of business do you want to start? How do you raise the money? Don’t give away too much. Love your customer. How much do you know about marketing on social media? His advice is sound, his stories are entertaining. It’s a great first stop, but he also encourages readers to never stop learning and offers many suggestions for further reading.
Temima Weinraub –
I have been following Nachum/Richard for many years now, he is clearly an expert in marketing and his advice comes from years of REAL life experience. This isn’t just some college professor teaching a course on how to be en entrepreneur. This is a guy who HAS and IS, in the trenches like you and me fighting the everyday battle of growing a business. I think his advice and experience is priceless. I can’t wait for book 2!!!
miri behar –
This book is a great read and a must for any frum jew starting or thinking about starting a bussiness on any level. It is filled with hands on and very useful advice laid out in a clear and enjoyable format. The author shares from his enormous personal experience what works and what doesnt.It was pleasantly hard to put the book down.. not what I was expecting from a practical bussiness book.
Nachum does a great job of keeping the reader interested in how to start, run and maintain a successful business.
His humor intertwined with life stories makes it all a reality.
But what struck me the most was his Jewish ethical perspective on how to run a business honestly.