The Ad Man provides a story of an individual who has experienced setbacks and failure but persists until he succeeds. Faced with devastating adversity, Jim is forced to re-invent himself in a new industry. He learns to develop new skills to move from barely surviving to thriving in a changing world. After losing his business and worrying he cannot support his wife and five young children, Jim encounters an old friend and former client who offers to set up a mentoring program to help Jim transition into a new industry.
Jim begins a journey where he learns several key time tested principles that have helped others. Follow along with Jim as he visits different automobile dealers across the country to discover skills and philosophies that have made them leaders in their communities and their industry.
These lessons are universal truths that can help any individual who is attempting to perform at a higher level in their industry. As Jim is filled with a desire to turn his life around, learn as he did what it takes to be successful. The Ad Man also gives long overdue credit to a group of incredible entrepreneurs that are often overlooked - American automotive dealers.
Each day, they manage complex businesses and provide millions of jobs and local community support across America. They are part of the framework of every community in which they are located through their generous support of local charities, arts, civic group, sports and entertainment. Each of the vehicles they sell is made up of over 15,000 parts providing millions of production jobs. The assembly of these vehicles is made possible by the sales and marketing efforts of the American automobile dealers.
The authors of The Ad Man wish to acknowledge and thank the automotive dealers for their part in the development of America through their efforts to meet the transportation needs of the communities in which they operate. Enjoy Jim's wild ride to find out what really matters in life!
Would you try another book from Clifton Lambreth and Jim Mudd and/or the narrators?
After reading some Dan Pink, Seth Godin
What could Clifton Lambreth and Jim Mudd have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
There is not to much to change in their work. They produced a good product, a teaching tool about advertising. The book is a little USA culture positive circa 1960's. The idea of team building, community building, selection of good worker contributes with mentality and ability to adapt. It is the idea of the corporations supportive individual development.
What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He was energetic, and spoke clearly. All performers are done well, or adequately. I have to say I the quality level narration talent in Audible.com common market space is very high, with many, many talented individual, and talented producers. The audible performances is so good regularly that I am somewhat accustomed to getting great narration performance most times.
Did The Ad Man inspire you to do anything?
Yes, read other authors. I also appreciate many recent writers on the subject stand on these authors work in the space.