Book Reviews

How to Win Friends and Influence People

The book is as timeless and applicable today as it was when it was first published in 1936. How to Win Friends and Influence People...
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Let’s Get Fanatical About Prospecting

Prospecting and sales are part of every business.  In fact, there is no business until you have a sale. To refresh my skills and motivate me,...
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Get This Book for a Daily Kick in the Pants

For most of us, it’s tough. Day after day, month after month, year after year, we go to work and try to improve our lot...
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Are You Useful to Your Customer?

Numerous books, articles, speeches, blog posts have been written over the last few years about why content marketing is required as part of any company’s...
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Book Review of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

One of the most talked about books over the past year is the New York Times bestseller, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What...
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Excellent Book! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive

If you don’t read Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive, By Robert Cialdini, you are doing yourself and your organization a huge disservice....
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Create Distinction: The Lifeblood of Your Company

All businesses, especially those in the service industry, struggle with distinguishing their business and services from those of competitors. Scott McKain, tackles this issue in,...
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A Great Book I Just Read: A Confederacy of Dunces

There’s not a single word to describe this novel, so I’ll try seven: outrageous, hysterical, brilliant, originally creative, goofy, zany.  Of course, there are many...
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Here’s What Happens When You Leave Everything Behind

Entrepreneurship doesn’t just describe business owners, it can describe adventure travelers as well.  As I read AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David Miller (link...
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Forget The Philosophy, Go For The Jokes

After finishing the monumental work of The Path Between The Seas: The Creation Of The Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough, I went for something...
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The World’s Greatest Engineering Project

David McCullough’s exhaustively researched tome, The Path between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914, is on par with all of his great...
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Revealed: The Secret To Being More Creative

Creativity:  Nobody knows where it comes from, but everybody wants it.  Most people can’t define it, but they know it when they see it.  It’s...
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Why Book

“Why” Did I Waste My Weekend Reading This Book

Number 13 on my great big list of books I’m reading this year is Simon Sinek’s Start with Why:  How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to...
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Entrepreneurship Is Always Hard

I opened up The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz (on the list of my 24 books I’m reading this year) with great...
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Trampled By Vowels, Consonants and Words

Anagrams.  Acrostics.  Isograms.  Alphagrams.  My mind has been bludgeoned with these and many other lexicographic terms as I just finished Word Freak:  Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and...
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24 Books I’m Reading This Year

As the New Year arrives, I’ve created my list of books I hope to read this year.  My goal is to read two book each...
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The Only Book You’ll Ever Need To Win More Referrals

Referrals. Most people in the business world have a true love-hate relationship with them. Referrals tend to be the greatest source of new business and...
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