New Book Argues That Business Growth Is Less About Passion, More About Objectivity

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ARLINGTON, Va. - Nov. 18, 2015 - PRLog -- Paul Schwada would like business leaders to know that achieving growth is not a magical process. His new book, 8 Blocks: The Critical Realities For Growing Any Business, is designed to give readers a practical approach to realizing their growth potential.

“A business leader needs to get in touch with her realities more than her inner inspiration,” says Schwada, managing partner of Locomotive Solutions, a Chicago-based consulting firm. “Too many things we read make it feel like we have to find some paranormal epiphany to grow a business--or that we just have to want it more.”

He proposes in 8 Blocks that businesses grow best when their leaders identify the unique shape of their opportunities and acting accordingly. The 8 Blocks framework walks readers through the four internal and four external realities that can either prevent growth, or enable it.

Schwada suggests that readers in established businesses will use 8 Blocks differently from those working with a startup. “The average established business has plenty of growth potential,” he says. “The team just needs to figure out where it can find traction. The entrepreneur in the startup, though, still needs to figure out whether or not the business is viable. 8 Blocks can save both a lot of grief.”

8 Blocks will be released in hardcover and e-book editions on December 7, 2015 By GamePlan Press (

Paul Schwada applies experience from diverse industries, geographic markets and business models to help clients around the world.  Schwada is a frequent writer, speaker, and contributor to business literature; his thinking can be found in Forbes, Industry Week, Investor’s Business Daily, California Business Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, and more.

For more information or to interview the author, contact Maryann Karinch,, 970-577-8500

GamePlan Press

GamePlan Press specializes non-fiction by experts that provide how-to information related to career, business, lifestyle, relationships, and civic responsibility.

Title: 8 Blocks

Subtitle: The Critical Realities for Growing Any Business

Author: Paul Schwada

ISBN: 978-0-9882177-7-5

Formats: Available in hardcover and e-book

Price: USD 24.95

Publication Date: December 7, 2015

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