Ken Lacy Reaches Amazon Best Seller List with New Book

New book, “Carolina Trendsetters,” offering insights for business owners and consumers, reached the Amazon Best Seller List soon after publication. Ken Lacy is one of nine authors that contributed to the book.

Ken Lacy became an Amazon Bestselling Author with his contribution to the new book, Carolina Trendsetters: Insights and Innovations from Local Business Owners, Professionals & Community Leaders. Amazon listed the book at Number 1 among all books in the Free Enterprise and Knowledge Capital categories. It was also listed by Amazon as the Number 1 Hot New Release in multiple categories.

Lacy and eight other contributors in the Charlotte region in North and South Carolina offer a variety of useful insights and information for business owners and consumers. Some of the topics covered include building a professional network on LinkedIn; how an organization is helping military veterans and veteran families on the path to affordable, stable housing; succeeding in business using strategic deployment of technology; accelerating entrepreneurial success through coaching; and managing risks to protect business owners and professionals as well as their families. Other topics include developing a financial plan even when business owners and professionals are so busy working in their businesses; finding the perfect nanny and solutions for companies whose employees need short-term childcare; building a successful industrial products distribution business; and digital transformation for established companies.

In his chapter, Lacy describes the challenges facing many enlisted military veterans and how Veterans Path Up is helping veterans and veteran families on their path to affordable and stable housing. He said, “At Veterans Path Up we ascribe to a philosophy of helping those with a hand-up, as opposed to a handout. The core of this philosophy starts with stable housing as the cornerstone to a good foundation. The ultimate goal is getting the veteran and family on the path to self-sufficiency.”

Carolina Trendsetters: Insights and Innovations from Local Business Owners, Professionals & Community Leaders is currently available in an eBook edition at The paperback version will be available soon on Amazon and from other booksellers. All royalties on retail sales of the book are being donated by the publisher, NMG Publishing, to Veterans Path Up.

Ken Lacy had a distinguished career in the United States Navy and then in the Navy Reserves. His specialty was as a Navy Diver and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) diver. He served in multiple deployments including the Middle East in support of underwater anti-terrorism force protection. After 26 years of active and reserve service, Lacy retired from the Navy reserves in 2013 and he decided to devote considerable time and effort in helping his fellow veterans establish stable housing. He founded Veterans Path Up, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2015 and is the Executive Director of the organization.

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