Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born on in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 7 August 1977. I hold a Ph.D. in Business and Management and teach as a professor at the Webster University Vienna, Austria. I was educated at several universities in the country and abroad and successfully completed a specialized diploma study at prestigious Harvard Business School, the United States of America.
In practice, I have held senior executive positions in both private and state-owned multimillion-dollar companies.
I won a number of prestigious awards and recognitions; the most relevant include Business Person of the Year 2006, Manager of the Decade for the Southeast and Central Europe in 2010, and a special prize for contribution to science Golden Charter “Linus Pauling“ with Plaque and Golden Badge awarded by the International League of Humanists (2013) and many others.
My works and books have been translated and published in several world languages.
I live in Sarajevo and Vienna, am married and have one child.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My books “7 Secrets to Success” which talks about how to achieve success in business and life and my second book “Beware Which Wolf You Feed “which is about happiness in every second of our life, are based on my theoretical and practical knowledge and have been written with the aim to help as many people as possible reach their goals and live their life to the fullest. I consider this being my personal mission. A mission is a statement of purpose and the purpose of life, in my opinion, is life of purpose. This is my purpose and I do hope that this book will change the lives of your esteemed readers as well. Success and happiness are rare things that multiply when giving away
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Indeed, inspiration in my case is coming at unexpected times and in very strange places. I write while traveling, while I am resting and waiting but also in my favourite coffee and parks.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I am John Maxwell certified trainer, speaker and coach. He is my mentor and one of my favorite authors. I also highly respected other well-known authors of non-fiction motivational books such as Robin Sharma, Tony Robbins, Brian Tracy, as well as the legends including Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn and Dale Carnegie. People I encounter every day inspire me the most, the same as a different situation and places I visit. I travel a lot and have multiple interests.
What are you working on now?
I work on my third book. My motto on social media is Life, Happiness Success. So I recently realized that I actually started backward given that my first book was about success, my second about happiness my third book will be about life. How to live our life to the fullest and make it the greatest story ever told.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have my official website www.drcrnkic.org as well as all major social networks where I am followed by more than 200.000 people.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Believe in yourself and never give up on your dreams!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Life is what you make of it. Always has been and always will be.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Going global with my books as well as my motivational and life coaching engagements
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Intentional living – by Dr. John.C Maxwell
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – by Robin Sharma
Think and Grow Rich – by Napoleon Hill
Beware which wolf you feed – by Dr. Kenan Crnkic