Starting without wealth, connections or anyone's permission, Mark Aardsma became the entrepreneur behind multiple successful businesses. Using what he had and building from the ground up, he led two of his companies to the multi-million-dollar level. One was featured three years in a row on Inc. magazine's fastest-growing companies list.
"I found myself desperately wishing I had read this book when I was 28. And yet now at the age of 58, being challenged that it is not too late to make some significant life changes regarding the resources in my life. Mark has done a masterful job of intertwining life experience and illustrations with principles demonstrating how to identify and make decisions regarding your resources, enabling you to live life to the maximum and positively impact your world."--Dave Clark, Christian Community Development Association, Operations and Program Director "Mark has written a book that all those who have dreams of investing should read. He has used his own story in a very vulnerable way to show the way for those who desire to do more with their lives, both personally and economically."--Greg Campbell, executive vice president, Coldwell Banker "Investing With Purpose is an exceptional book! In a highly engaging manner, Mark Aardsma provides practical and proven approaches to investing in the creation of a fulfilling life. This is a book that every entrepreneur should read."--Edgar Papke, Leadership Coach and author, The Elephant in the Boardroom "This book has great value for all earlier stage entrepreneurs, and Mark shares his personal growth skills for everyone's benefit."--Lee Oneill, Executive Director of Urbana-Champaign Angel Network, former President and CEO of Busey Bank "Investing can be an exciting path to success, but too many individuals miss the many roadblocks. Mark has written a comprehensive, fact-based and experience-proven book on the right principles. What is also unique about this book is how Mark covers both the strategic and the emotional dimensions, which are equally critical. You will come away equipped for investing on a highly competent level."--Dr. John Townsend, New York Times best-selling author, The Entitlement Cure; founder, The Townsend Institute of Leadership and Counseling