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May 27, 2005

Success on the Step book review

I recently read Success on the Step - Flying with Kenmore Air by C. Marin Faure and it definitely makes my list of Five Star books for Entrepreneurs.  I picked this up at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.  It isn't even available on Amazon.com which is too bad, but you can order it directly from the Kenmore Air website above.

If you've ever been to Seattle, more than likely you've seen a Kenmore Air float plane fly overhead.  You might of thought that they are just a sightseeing company, but they are much more than that.  Many people have depended on Kenmore Air since 1945 when it was founded by Reginald Collins, Jack Mines and Robert Munro.

Success on the Step tells a true story of entrepreneurship, bush planes and Alaskan and Canadian adventure.  If like me you love great stories about people who just won't quit, airplanes and anything having to do with the water, then this book is for you.

With the company only about a year old they lost their pilot when Jack Mines was killed in an accident.  It would have been easy for Collins and Munro to quit at that point, get nice safe jobs at Boeing and live comfortable lives.  They didn't though, and now the world has another great company that's been built on integrity and doing what is right for the customer.

I have never flown with Kenmore Air, but the next time I'm in Seattle I'm going to take a flight with them.  I only wish that Bob Monroe was still flying - I think we'd have a lot to talk about.

May 27, 2005 in Entrepreneurship | Permalink


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It turns out it IS available on amazon.com. See my "books for entrepreneurs" list on the left if you prefer to order it from amazon.

Posted by: Terry Gold | May 27, 2005 9:00:22 PM