Grit & Growth

Paul Schumacher and Schumacher Homes

Grit & Growth Comic Book

Grit & Growth Comic Book

Grit & Growth tells the story of Paul Schumacher, founder and owner of the largest on-your-lot custom homebuilder, Schumacher Homes. It tells how he:

  • Returned to Canton, Ohio after college to work
  • Came up with the idea for his entrepreneurial business
  • Started his company on a shoestring budget
  • Improved and grew the business
  • Managed through the crisis of the Great Recession
  • And, grew out of the recession as a better company.

At 8 pages and 16 total panels, plus 2 pages of end notes for additional depth in certain topics, the comic book takes 5 minutes to read. With the printed version of the comic book, Braun Ink prints and sends the collated, full-color comic book to you via mail.

Regular price
$1.99
Sale price
$1.99

Optimal Courses:

Introductory undergraduate classes in:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Operations Management

Topics Covered:

  • Entrepreneurship through bootstrapping
  • Market need for a business, differentiating a business
  • Developing streamlined operations
  • Leading through times of crisis

Learning Competencies:

  • Actively Notice the actions, behaviors, sentiments, and decisions of a business leader.
  • Discover how one entrepreneur came up with his main idea
  • Learn how a business leader matched marketing strategy and business operations, including supply chain, to the main market idea
  • Learn how an executive managed through crisis.

The Teaching Pack Includes:

E-Comic Book

8 pages, 16 panels, 2 pages of end notes for additional depth in certain topics, the comic book takes 5 minutes to read. It comes as a PDF that looks great on mobile phone and computer screens alike.

Comic Book

Same as the E-Comic Book but Braun Ink prints and sends the collated, full-color comic book to you via mail.


Teaching Note (coming soon)

Includes suggestions on structuring the homework assignment and class session as well as a “how-to” for using comic book memoirs and biographies in the business classroom.


Live Video Visit*

A live video conference connects you directly with the executive in real time. Educators and students can discuss the executive’s experience and the comic book with the executive.

*Only Available with the “Teaching Pack with Video Visit.”

Free Evaluation Copy

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