Another Collection of 10 Book Reviews for 2010

Yesterday, I pulled together a collection of 10 book reviews for 2010, today, I have another 10 for you. These book reviews are designed to give you a sense of whether or not you need to read that book. In 2011, I will be delving more into, and exploring the idea of using yesterday's ideas to solve today's problems, as well as figure out how to more fully marry ancient and modern wisdom. Review of the Skinny on Willpower Review of Bunker Bean Review of How to Build an Empire on an Orange Crate, Honest Ed Mirvish Review of the Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli Review of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With … [Read more...]

A Collection of 10 Book Reviews for 2010

Where has the 2010 gone? As subscribers to this blog already know, reading is one of life's simple joy for me. I love to snuggle up with a good book. Science fiction is not a genre that I really like so I have been forcing myself to read more because I think it's important to stretch myself. I ask you all the time to do so, so it's important for me to follow the advice that I dispense. Next on my science fiction reading list is the Foundation Trilogy: Foundation, Second Foundation and Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov. Here are 10 book reviews that I did this year: Innovate The Steve Jobs Way Review: Briefcase Essentials by Susan … [Read more...]

Review of The Skinny On Networking: Maximizing the Power of Numbers by Jim Randel

Like all the other Skinny On books, I received The Skinny on Networking: Maximizing the Power of Numbers by Jim Randel to review. The objective of The Skinny On series of books is to provide concentrated learning by extensively researching a topic, distilling the salient facts, and presenting them in a “progression of drawings, dialogue and text intended to convey information in a concise fashion. The book which can be read in less than two hours is presented in slides, two to a page, and 267 of them. Networking is an important topic because success, happiness and personal fulfillment depend on the quality of your relationships. I consider … [Read more...]

Review of The Skinny On The Art of Persuasion by Jim Randel

The The Skinny on The Art of Persuasion: How to Move Minds by Jim Randel is part of the Skinny On series of books, which are designed  and written for the time-strapped professional looking for more than surface level knowledge on a particular subject. The reader can consume and digest any of these books in less than two hours. I received a copy of The Skinny On The Art of Persuasion to review. Persuasion is defined as “the act of convincing, influencing and inducing.” Based on Jim Randel and his team’s extensive research, they conclude that the ability to persuade is an acquired skill, that means it’s teachable, but, “good persuaders … [Read more...]

Review of The Skinny on Willpower by Jim Randel

The publishers of The Skinny on Series sent The Skinny on Willpower: How to Develop Self-Discipline, The Skinny on the Art of Persuasion and The Skinny on Networking for me to review. In previous blog posts, I reviewed The Skinny on Success and The Skinny on Time Management. The objective of The Skinny On series of books is to provide concentrated learning by extensively researching a topic, distilling the salient facts, and presenting them in a “progression of drawings, dialogue and text intended to convey information in a concise fashion. You can easily read this book in less than two hours and at end of The Skinny of Willpower, the … [Read more...]