There are, conservatively, 300 gazillion books published every year. No one has the time to list them, let alone read them or review them. That’s a problem because there’s a lot of value in many books you may not hear about because of the clutter.
“Short Takes” is my humble effort to cut through the clutter and highlight business books that might be perfect for your next read. Here are quick previews of three books, based on their promotional copy. The books are Make No Small Plans: Lessons on Thinking Big, Chasing Dreams, and Building Community, Take Charge of You: How Self-Coaching Can Transform Your Life and Career, and Short, informational, pointers to Make No Small Plans, Take Charge of You, and Reach: Create the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause.
Make No Small Plans: Lessons on Thinking Big, Chasing Dreams, and Building Community
“In Make No Small Plans, [the authors] reveal the triumphs, mistakes, and cornerstone lessons from their journey, which began during the Great Recession and continues today. Alongside teachings from some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs of our time, the authors offer takeaways such as:
• No idea should go unspoken.
• Reputations are earned by the drop and lost by the bucket.
• The road to success is always under construction.
• Become a favor economy millionaire.
Entertaining and empowering, Make No Small Plans shows that anyone can think big and—with a thirst for knowledge, a talented team, and a little humility—accomplish the impossible.”
Take Charge of You: How Self-Coaching Can Transform Your Life and Career
“Take Charge Of You teaches you the secrets to self-coaching. Everyone could use a good coach to help them reach their full potential. Unfortunately, there just aren’t enough good ones to go around, and the ones that exist are often too expensive or sought-after for most of us to even consider hiring them.”
Reach: Create the Biggest Possible Audience for Your Message, Book, or Cause
“Anyone who makes the bold decision to put their ideas out into the world wants to reach as many people as possible. Unfortunately, too many think it’s a question of numbers—the more people you can get in front of, the better. But true reach is about expanding your audience while making a meaningful and enduring difference that has a lasting impact. Reach provides a clear and structured approach to creating a successful online presence that will create the biggest possible impact for any message.”
Wally’s Comment: I’ve watched Becky work her magic for years. At least, it seems like magic. But it’s never magic to the magician. Reach will show you how to make the magic happen.
Wally, I know it’s a big deal for you to review a book, so thank you for taking the time to share some of your magic with me! I’m honored.
Reach is too good to pass up, Becky.
I put a more complete review on my site for people who are thinking about writing a book.