Book Review: The Last Lecture

A couple of years ago, I had read The Last Lecture* by Randy Pausch. I decided this would be the book I would read again as part of the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge. If you have not read the book, let me set the scene. Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon University has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has only months to live. During this time, he has been asked to participate in the last lecture series. If you had one last lecture, what would it be? He delivers his last lecture and much more. Read the rest of this entry

Book Review: In Defense of a Liberal Education

When Bernadette, my wife, returned from a trip to the Netherlands, she brought me a wonderful gift… a book. She was confident I would enjoy it because it focused on education. This book was In Defense of a Liberal Education* by Fareed Zakaria. Having just finished reading it, I found it quite interesting, especially as I related it to our current times. As I write this, a professor was removed from a plane because he was doing math, and the woman who reported him did not understand what he was doing and thought it was a terrorist act. If this was an isolated incident, I would simply laugh. Unfortunately, it is not.  Read the rest of this entry

How are You Doing With the Modern Mrs Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge?

How are You Doing With the Modern Mrs Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge-Back in February, I extended a challenge for you to participate with me in the Modern Mrs. Darcy “read 12 books in 12 different categories in 12 months.” How are you doing? With a third of the year behind us, I thought it was a good time to report my status. Read the rest of this entry

Book Review – De-Mythify: Finding freedom in your small business

Yesterday, I read a book that I want to share because it caught me off guard. However, once I read it, I ordered a set for my team. I believe this is a book all small business owners should read. What Korbett Miller shares will help your business. Miller wrote a book about building systems for your business. The book is called De-Mythify: Finding freedom in your small business*. In this book, Miller shared a strategy for using Google Drive to build both an operating and training system for your business. Even if you own a business without employees, this system will help you now and in the future when you do take on employees.  Read the rest of this entry

Book Review – Booked: The Digital Marketing and Social Media Appointment Setting System for Anyone Looking for a Steady Stream of Leads, Appointments and New Clients

While waiting for an individual to arrive for an appointment, I had a couple of hours to kill so I read Josh Turner’s Booked: The Digital Marketing and Social Media Appointment Setting System for Anyone Looking for a Steady Stream of Leads, Appointments and New Clients*. I really enjoyed it, even though I was reading it on my phone. Turner basically explained his process for increasing the number of new clients. In the book, he outlined a 5-step system for lead generation and client acquisition. I thought he did a solid job. If you are trying to increase your client list, you may want to take a look at this book.  Read the rest of this entry

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