A workplace self-help book seemingly tailor-made for those who find animals sometimes more understandable than people, All I Know About Management I Learned from My Dog is a light, quick listen, containing thoughtful and humorous anecdotes about author Martin Levin's life with an adopted pooch alongside keen insights into the similarities between management and animal behavior.
Ax Norman brings a youthful energy to his performance of this entertaining and instructive audiobook, which outlines Levin's Four Golden Rules of Management, conceived from interactions with his beloved pet. Norman's youth provides a nice balance with the age and wisdom of the audiobook's author, and, in a way, emphasizes that no dog is ever really too old to learn some new tricks.
Listen to the story of what a 91-year-old management guru learned about management from an unlikely source: his dog.
When 91-year-old legendary management guru Martin Levin decided to adopt a dog by the name of Angel, he thought he was in for an interesting experience, yet not a challenging one. It didn't take long for him to learn that he was wrong. Very wrong.
Following one of the guiding mantras of his life to never stop learning, Levin found that each day with his dog brought new insights. Through interacting with Angel, he began to recall some personal adventures that added to this insight. And as it turned out, his journey led him toward realizing the Four Golden Rules of Management:
In the end, Levin found that his Four Golden Rules of Management were so simple that even Angel understood them. Thus, if a manager can develop trust, it will lead to corporate excellence, provided he or she is able to communicate effectively, make the right strategic decisions, and, above all, persevere. Levin's book is one to entertain, inspire, and educate business executives (and dog lovers).