Inspire. Transform.

Explore the remarkable journey of Phil Burks, a visionary entrepreneur and accomplished leader. 

Dive into the captivating pages of ‘How to Eat a Failure Sandwich: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Failure – a Memoir’ and embark on an inspiring journey with author Phil Burks.

This remarkable autobiography takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the highs and lows of Phil’s entrepreneurial career, sharing his triumphs, setbacks, and the invaluable lessons he learned along the way.

From the raw and authentic stories of his failures, Phil weaves together powerful business insights and life lessons that will resonate with aspiring entrepreneurs, career changers, and individuals seeking personal growth. Be prepared to be inspired, motivated, and transformed as you delve into the pages of this extraordinary memoir.

Embrace failure, transform success.

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Phil Burks delivers impactful speeches that inspire, empower, and drive transformation within individuals and organizations.

With his wealth of experience in building successful businesses and navigating through failures, Phil captivates audiences with his compelling storytelling and practical insights.

Whether you’re seeking to ignite entrepreneurial spirit, foster resilience, or drive innovation within your organization, Phil’s impactful presentations leave a lasting impression, empowering individuals to embrace challenges and unlock their full potential. Book Phil Burks as your next corporate speaker and embark on a transformative journey of inspiration and growth.

What people are saying.

I first met Phil when he was a young boy. I am the guy who gave him his first ride in an airplane (and the rest is history, so to speak!). I knew his parents before Phil existed and even before they knew each other. I see much of them reflected in these pages. Reconnecting with Phil after 55 years is one of the highlights of my 88+ years. It was a joy to fill in the gaps of how God worked in their lives and to see His grace working from one generation to another. Yes, life is often “messy,” but Phil shows that with prayer, perseverance, and the power of God, all things are possible.

Bernie May, Sr.

Founder, Seed Company, Former President, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Former President, JAARS

How to Eat a Failure Sandwich is the Swiss Army knife of books. I found it to be packed full of humor, life lessons, historic reminders, a primer on the evolution of technology, inspiration, business acumen, and leadership insights. Burks has filled these pages with wisdom, and you're sure to benefit significantly from reading and reflecting on his words.

Brian Brandt

CEO, Core Insights

Like R.G. LeTourneau, the founder of LeTourneau University, Phil didn't quit in the face of adversity. Mr. LeTourneau is known for his hundreds of patents and the creation of the world's giant machines, but the general public never witnessed the thousands of hours and the failures along the way that led to his success. As a student at LeTourneau University, Phil saw Mr. LeTourneau's entrepreneurial spirit and heart for sharing the Good News of Jesus to the world. It is that spirit that he captures in How to Eat a Failure Sandwich!

Steven D. Mason

Ph.D.: President, LeTourneau University
The American Dream often includes some nightmares along the way. If you can stay the course, you learn to cherish the latter in pursuit of the former. Phil Burks has done that very thing. Phil not only documents in How to Eat a Failure Sandwich what it means to be a successful entrepreneur, but also what it means to be a successful human being.

Jason Wright

Founder, Texas Titan Media
In this well-crafted tale--told, no doubt, with the story-telling skills the author hammered out on the anvil of his hilarious mishaps as a young radio DJ and TV broadcaster--Phil Burks gives us an authentic and entertaining portrait of how to roll with the punches, how to accept, examine, and learn from failure, and how to eventually win at this thing we call life. And importantly, the reader is reminded that winning is rightfully defined as leading a life focused on pursuing your God-given purpose. How to Eat a Failure Sandwich is a quick, yet meaty, gem!

Wade Myers

Investor and Entrepreneur

” Words have the power to ignite minds, shape perspectives, and drive change. Through his compelling speeches, Phil Burks sparks the fire of inspiration and unlocks the potential within each listener. “