I'm a reader, but I've been finding myself on the go a lot more lately. Audible to the rescue.
This is a great listen for someone who is interested in learning more about leadership. I put off buying this book because it was "only" around three hours long and I always want to get the most for my credits, but I really appreciated Maxwell being succinct. If you can communicate an idea clearly in a minute, do me a favor and don't take ten, amiright?
One nice thing about this book being short is that it basically hits the high points and there aren't any slow spots. I've listed through it twice and have found each listen to be beneficial.
Definitely worth a credit if you are interested in expanding your knowledge base on leadership.
I parked car was recently totaled in a hit and run incident. I filed a claim and it was covered with my uninsured motorist coverage. Awesome, right? Well the insurance company sent me what I felt was a low ball offer for my car that wouldn't fully pay off my note- they were around $500 shy.
I hopped on audible and searched books on the topic of negotiation. When I saw Brian Tracy had a book (I'm a big fan) on the subject and it was only ~2hrs, I instantly picked it up and listened to it that day. Using what I learned in the book helped me to negotiate the full value of what I felt my car was worth.
I think I can claim that the $12 for an audible credit and 2hrs I invested listening to this book translated into an extra $500 in my settlement with the insurance company. It's the gift that will keep on giving to in the sense that, like Brian reminds us in this book, "Everything is negotiable." So today it has made me hundreds, but in a few years maybe I'll have to update this review and edit the numbers to thousands.
Highly recommended as a basic overview. If I were going to negotiate in a higher stakes arena, I'd probably listen to this as a primer for other books on the same topic.
I enjoy Dave Ramesy's brash attitude and hearing him talk about overcoming obstacles in his business life. I am a student of Dave, but I am definitely not a disciple. The advice in this book was good to hear- bootstrapping, hiring mistakes, running his business finances like his personal finances (ex: emergency fund for the business).
I have a few areas I don't agree with him on, but I don't think anyone should throw the baby out with the bathwater and would recommend this book if you are starting a business or have an existing business.