John North

John North

Seven-Time #1 Amazon International, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author... John North is regarded as a versatile and experienced entrepreneur with a solid background in Accounting, Banking, Business Management, Finance, Personal Development, IT, Software and Strategic Marketing. John has written Seven #1 Best Selling Books about book publishing, business strategy and internet marketing, and a book about Squash. His latest book "Authority" was #4 on Wall Street Journal Best Seller and #83 on USA Today Best Seller List. The book was also #1 Non-Fiction on Amazon and ranked #14 overall in the store. John is the CEO of Evolve Systems Group. He is a serial entrepreneur who has created many products and services that are designed to empower business owners and entrepreneurs. Some of these ventures include: Evolve Global Publishing,,, EvolveYourBusiness, and Evolve Mobile. John is passionate about helping business owners become smarter and more strategic about their marketing efforts. He constantly pushes the envelope of what’s possible in this modern era and is widely regarded among his peers as very innovative and highly creative in his approach. Evolve Global Publishing is a premium service that John created to enable him to help thousands rather than hundreds of entrepreneurs. He believes that anyone can follow a system to success, but the missing keys are implementation and accountability. The Evolve Global Publishing platform and its methodologies allow an entrepreneur and potential author to create and publish their own book in a little as 90 days without writing a single word! His latest venture,, is an all-in-one platform designed to allow entrepreneurs to take control of their future and to be less reliant on using social media for managing their business online. John lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and son and plays competitive squash 5 days a week. After leaving school at age 15, he started his first job as a bank employee in a small country town. Throughout the next 12 years, his roles in the bank included front office, supervision, legal, and lending. The bank taught him many skills; including management, systems, and procedures, and how to handle unhappy customers! Along the way, he trained as an ambulance and state emergency services officer. He even received an Australia Day award for services to the local community. In 1989, John started getting very interested in the emerging computer revolution and founded a part-time computer and accounting software business. After building and working on this new business, he soon realised the huge opportunity that was emerging in the field of technology, so he resigned from the bank and started working on his new business fulltime. In a few years, it quickly grew to over $1.5 million per year in recurring revenue. In 2000, Australia introduced a new sales tax "GST" system, and his business went from boom to bust—the new tax drove businesses to computerise en masse for the reporting they needed to do, which sucked all new revenue from future years. The computer revolution was no longer a revolution—the Australian government had forced every business, big and small, to evolve. And so, in 2001, the market for Complete Business Results had almost completely disappeared. John faced his first major business failure and was forced to close the business, but was fortunate enough to get a new job working as the CEO for his accounting software supplier in Sydney. After six months of working as an employee once again, John made a successful bid to take over their Australian operations as their sole distributor and become a self-employed entrepreneur again. Within a few years, with annual revenues in excess of $2.5 million (nearly 80% recurring) they became #2 in the world for a major accounting software brand. He learned a lot about developing recurring revenue, software development, negotiation, marketing, sales, and people management throughout these years. In 2013, John sold the distribution company to focus on his new venture, "Evolve Systems", which provided digital marketing services for clients. Along the way, he became a hybrid book publisher and was involved in publishing over 2,000 books. His next venture,, will draw on all of his previous experience and then some!'s mission statement is to start a revolution that will help entrepreneurs establish their own complete business system that can compete with mainstream social media platforms. His goal is to help move entrepreneurs away from being a cog in the machine, and to instead create their own machine!
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