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We love stories about success, especially when those tales involve bootstrapping, dreaming big, and zig zagging toward a goal. After all, the road to success is never a straight line. Enjoy these stories about success from some of our favorite entrepreneurs and zig zaggers. If you'd like to share your zig zag story or if you know folks with inspirational stories about success, please contact us
March 5, 2014

Stabbing Moby Dick and Hanging on for Dear Life


I’ve been working on developing a brand-new business these past six months and I can confidently state that it is far more significant in terms of potential than anything I’ve seen in the past twenty years. This wonderful opportunity has made me grow, stretch, and develop... read more...

August 17, 2012

Zig Zagging in Italy


I wanted to share a brief video from my latest trip. Me, my business partner, and our wives were enjoying a well-deserved vacation in the Mediterranean where we met a fascinating entrepreneur who, I believe, is the very&nbs p;epitome of a bootstrapper. We met Petro who is the... read more...

May 21, 2012

Blue Men Chauffeuring Prom: Penta Date on Bicycles Built for Two


There are two key takeaways from today’s post. 1. It”s all in the marketing.2. Surprise broca! My son Nathan turned 16 on April 4th of this year and has been excited to begin dating and go on his first romantic excursion. He indeed had several significant... read more...

Categories: Business Advice, Humor, Rich Christiansen, Stories About Success Written By:   Rich
May 15, 2012

Moms Launch a Business


In light of Mothers Day yesterday, I’d li ke to take minute to highlight a group of mothers that I work with. Anyone who pays much attention to me has likely heard me comment that, “I love my moms!” Their story is indeed fun, and the story keeps getting more interesting... read more...

Categories: Entrepreneurs, Rich Christiansen, Stories About Success Written By:   Rich
April 26, 2012

Engage With Us – 12 Books Group


I am excited to be a part of the 12 Books Group this next month as their featured author during the month of May. Please come join us as we dig deeper into The Zigzag Principle. You won’t want to miss the exclusive giveaways, bonus materials, and excellent discussion with me and... read more...

April 24, 2012


Last week at the Gathering of the Titans I met some i ncredible people. One person I had the great priviledge of talking with was Bo Eason, of football fame (and much more). He”s a phenominal speaker. If you”ve ever seen him, you”d remember him as entertaining,... read more...

Categories: Business Advice, Entrepreneurs, Stories About Success Written By:   Rich
April 13, 2012

The Pattern of Success – Zig Zag Principle #70


In the end, we will avoid the “all or nothing trap” if we adhere to the principles we’ve established for ourselves as we zigzag toward our beacons in the fog.  I once listened to Jeff Sandefer, a university professor and Harvard MBA who BusinessWeek named as one... read more...

April 5, 2012

Maintaining Balance – Zig Zag Principle #69


Now, that doesn’t mean I lost my intensity. It doesn’t mean that I never end up out of balance. But my short session with Dr. Horne brought great clarity to the fact that it’s not worth giving up the things that matter most for the things that matter... read more...

March 20, 2012

Return with Honor


On December 26, 1990 I rushed my wife to the hospi tal where she gave birth to our first son, John. I remember the excitement, the joy, and also the weight that came on me when my son first looked at me and I realized that this boy was now dependant upon me. We took him home to our... read more...

Categories: Entrepreneurs, Stories About Success Written By:   Rich
March 15, 2012

A Vegas Getaway – Zig Zag Principle #66


Eating Own Cooking: Last year my wife and I went on a little getaway to Las Vegas.  We had booked our hotel online, and we got a great rate on your normal room at one of the nicest hotels in Vegas.  When we checked in, the woman at the front desk took a liking to... read more...


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