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It's Business Time

Adapting a Corporate Path for Freemasonry
Narrated by: Jared Stanley
Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Business, Leadership
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Few books on the craft today offer logistical assistance on the operational lodge or its active officers. It’s Business Time aims to offer a fresh look at the best practices that the world of business has spawned over the last hundred years and to take these market-disrupting techniques and adapt them for use at the Lodge level. 

Just because Freemasonry isn't inherently a business doesn’t mean the organization can’t benefit from industry-proven best organizational practices. It's Business Time lays out these modern concepts and their relevance to Freemasonry in an easy-to-understand guide. The work explores and adapts each concept for use across the organization, regardless of leadership level. If utilized appropriately, these concepts can be a powerful force multiplier in enabling Lodges to succeed in the modern era. 

"As someone with an MBA, I have long studied some of the best business practices and how to use these in organizations that I have been associated with. Brothers Johnson and Ruark have assembled some of the most innovative approaches used by successful companies and have illustrated how to adopt these for use in Freemasonry. This book is not about making Freemasonry a business, but rather applying these principals in building a successful lodge. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for new and innovative ideas." (Gregory J. Knott, PM, St. Joseph Lodge No. 970 (IL) Senior Contributor - Midnight Freemasons)

©2018 Robert H. Johnson & Jon T. Ruark (P)2018 Robert H. Johnson & Jon T. Ruark

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Excellent Resource for Freemason's

As someone with an MBA, I have long studied some of the best business practices and how to use these in organizations that I have been associated with.  Brothers Johnson and Ruark have assembled some of the most innovative approaches used by successful companies and have illustrated how to adopt these for use in Freemasonry.   This book is not about making Freemasonry a business, but rather applying these principals in building a successful lodge.  I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for new and innovative ideas."

Gregory J. Knott.PM

St. Joseph Lodge No. 970 (IL)

Senior Contributor - Midnight Freemasons

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powerful book

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Great ideas for a great start!

I was really looking forward to this! The performance was solid and upbeat. I wished it would've expanded more deeply into the practical applications of each methodology touched on. An introduction and brief 10k ft. view of each left me with a vague over view that felt more like a round table discussion than a detailed break down of a workable practice. Over all, I enjoyed the book & would recommend to those interested in the subject matter.

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Horrible Audio Book!!!

The book's advice was useless. Half of the book discussed business and specifically manufacturing principles in general that have been in practice for decades already...nothing new and nothing in detail. The other half discussed how your attitude and response to others in your organization will help the group succeed. Yes, attitude is important, but is also common sense and nothing revolutionary from the corporate world that will propel my organization forward. A generally good attitude helps in all situations in life and is something members of my organization already possess. Absolutely nothing learned from this book. Your best course of action is to avoid purchasing this book.

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  • 08-16-19

Great book

Great book. Naration is a little dry, but the subject matter and referaences are excelent.