Chuck Blakeman


Chuck started and built seven successful businesses in 25 years both in the U.S. and internationally, and now uses his leadership experience to help business owners live significantly. His company, The Crankset Group, provides outcome-based mentoring and peer advisory for business owners in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Chuck served in the U.S. Army, followed by 13 years of service in non-profit leadership. He sold one of his businesses to the largest consumer fulfillment company in America and led three other $10-$100 million companies through repositioning. He presently leads the Crankset Group and a for-profit business based in Africa that is solving poverty by building local economies.

Some of Chuck’s larger customers have included Apple,
Microsoft, Eli Lilly & Co., TAP Pharmaceuticals, Sun Microsystems, Tyco Healthcare, Johns Manville and many more.

He is a regular convention speaker, magazine contributor, and non-profit board member. Recent speaking appearances include Kenya, DR Congo, Ireland, New Zealand, and across the US. 100+ times a year. Recent print and online appearances include Harvard Business Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine,, He was also cited in Dr. Stephen Covey's book, The 3rd Alternative.

Where to find Chuck Blakeman online

Where to buy in print


Why Employees Are Always A Bad Idea
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,190. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Management & human resources, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Workplace culture
A radical new book about the Participation Age, for everyone who: has a job, owns a company, or manages people.
Making Money is Killing Your Business
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,310. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics
Making Money is Killing Your Business helps business owners move from a focus on trying to make money to building a business that does it for them while they’re on vacation. It debunks the idea that small business is a 30-year-grind, and introduces the concept of building a business in just three-to-five years that runs itself.

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