David E. Gumpert

David E. Gumpert

David Gumpert's latest books


Praise for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights


"This in-depth look at the government’s treatment of raw food producers and distributors is a rallying cry against all unnecessary regulation...The examples Gumpert provides of overregulation—such as the illegality of raw milk, even when produced for private use by a family cow, and the FDA’s destruction of raw foods that tested negative for harmful bacteria—are made more assertive by quotes from first-hand witnesses, legal documents, and testimonies, which he skillfully weaves into the narrative to make for both an engaging and authoritative read."--Foreword Reviews

"Gumpert makes it clear that he sides with the right for private groups to operate without interference, raising basic yet worthy questions on fundamental rights with well-chosen examples of police overreaction, including undercover raids, trespassing, confiscation, mass-disposal of foods and dramatic arrests."--
Kirkus Reviews

"David Gumpert plucks out some of the most salient battles in this current food war and brings them to our awareness with the storytelling genius of a spy novel. The intrigue, the angst, the heartache and heroism are all displayed."--Joel Salatin, Virginia farmer

“This book will get you fired up! David Gumpert makes an eloquent case for the importance of food rights and documents the actions of government regulators against small farms and buyers clubs. These infuriating stories are woven together and contextualized by Gumpert’s insightful legal and political analysis.” --Sandor Ellix Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation, The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved, and Wild Fermentation

“With incredible clarity and masterful storytelling, David Gumpert leads us on a journey into the trenches of America’s battle over food rights. No one knows this terrain and understands the implications as thoroughly as Gumpert, and the result is a book that will by turns enrage and inspire you.” --Ben Hewitt, author of The Town That Food Saved: How One Community Found Vitality in Local Food



Selected Works

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For Entrepreneurs
An Inc. Book
The 4th Edition of This Classic Is Back
A Research Paper
Presented by David E. Gumpert and Julian Lange, Babson associate professor of entrepreneurship, at June 2003 Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference

Recent Happenings

HERE ARE ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS IN CONNECTION WITH MY PREVIOUS BOOK, The Raw Milk Revolution: Behind America's Emerging Battle Over Food Rights IT ALSO HAS A GREAT FORWARD BY JOEL SALATIN, AND LOTS OF NICE THINGS SAID ABOUT IT (SEE BELOW LEFT OF THIS PAGE).

FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ON FOOD AND HEALTH CARE ISSUES, CHECK MY BLOG.


Information about my latest book, Inge: A Girl's Journey Through Nazi Europe, including reviews, articles, and easy purchasing, is available at a special web site (link below).

Background
* Author or co-author of seven books on various aspects of business.

* Writes frequently on relationship between business and healthcare for small business section of BusinessWeek.com (for examples, go to www.businessweek.com and search under "Gumpert").

* Latest business book is Burn Your Business Plan! What Investors Really Want from Entrepreneurs.

* Two new editions of previous books recently published: How to Really Start Your Own Business (4th Edition, more than 60,000 sold) and How to Really Create a Successful Business Plan (4th Edition, more than 125,000 copies sold).

* 1980s book about business planning has become a classic: Business Plans That Win $$$: Lessons from the MIT Enterprise Forum (with Stanley Rich, more than 75,000 sold), published by HarperCollins and still in print more than 15 years after its original publication.

* Co-founder of a successful Internet direct marketing agency in 1995 that became a Babson College case study about effectively changing business models and was acquired by a publicly-held company in 1999.

* Has consulted with dozens of entrepreneurs about their startup and growth plans.

* Has spoken to entrepreneurship and trade organizations as well as business students about business planning issues.

* Former staff reporter with The Wall Street Journal.

* Former small business and marketing editor of the Harvard Business Review.

* Former senior editor of Inc. Magazine.

* Graduate of the Harvard Business School's Owners/​Presidents Program

* Graduate of the University of Chicago (BA) and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (MS).