High-Impact Mentoring

Order Your Copy of Bert’s First Book, Find an Old Gorilla: Pathways Through the Jungle of Business and Life

If you wake up one morning and realize you have to travel through a jungle, it would make sense for you to find an “old gorilla” and take him or her along. The “old gorillas” are the ones who know where all the good pathways are—as well as the quicksand that can bring you down. With Find an Old GorillaPathways Through the Jungle of Business and Life, Bert Thornton stakes his claim as one of these wise and seasoned guides. The vice chairman emeritus of Waffle House Inc., Bert joined the company as a manager trainee and helped it become an iconic restaurant chain, retiring as its president and chief operations officer.  

Find an Old Gorilla is the rising high achiever’s guide to what to do next. In it, Bert shares how to use basic techniques to effectively focus on business and life success, evaluate and confront problems in an orderly fashion, find and work with the right mentor at the right time, follow time-proven Basic Laws of Success, and capitalize on the strategies and secrets of effective leadership. 

Filled with advice and practical strategies, this emerging leader’s handbook is the precursor and perfect companion to High-Impact Mentoring. If you are a mentor, you may want two copies of Find an Old Gorilla: one for you and one for your mentee. And if you run a mentoring program or are hiring Bert to speak to your organization or group, please consider ordering multiple copies for a bulk discount.