Book Reviews by Chris Antrim

Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, Revised Edition
Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, Revised Edition
by Andy Sernovitz
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Read & Apply (The Old is New and The New is Old), January 19, 2012

I read this a few months ago and believe every marketing person and executive should read it.As Andy Sernovitz points out, “In a world which is run by ROI it is difficult to calculate when the denominator is zero. You end up with an error which doesn’t mean its wrong and since it doesn’t fit in the the accounting world. It easliy gets way overlooked and ignored.”

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The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room
The Exceptional Presenter: A Proven Formula to Open Up and Own the Room
by Timothy J. Koegel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.72
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book for Improving Your Skills as a Presenter, January 19, 2012
As someone who is increasingly being asked to present and not having the benefit of skilled coach to teach me, I turned to this book for tips and instruction. I only wish I had found Koegel’s book sooner.
It is full of great instruction and tips. I find myself returning to it often for refreshers and reminders.[…]

Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell
Edition: Audio CD
Price: $39.98
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gladwell just makes you think!, January 19, 2012

Malcolm Gladwell forces you to question some of your own built in assumptions. Some of your assumptions you aren’t even aware of and others you simply have held as facts. I don’t think you can read this book and not be swayed in some fashion. I am on to Tipping Point now!If you are an educator or know an educator you must read this book!

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The Art of Possibility - Audio Edition
The Art of Possibility – Audio Edition
by Rosamund Stone Zander
Edition: Audio CD
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How facinating! Words I use often now. Thank you!, January 19, 2012

While I found Rosamund a bit annoying as she worked too hard at trying to be interesting, in contrast Benjamin Zander drew me into his world of conducting. I found myself hanging on his every word. I have never been interested in classical music, but he shed new light as I felt his passion for this sacred art. I owe him for opening my eyes to something I would have ignored otherwise.I was amazed at how similar our worlds were and I will never look at a mistake the same way again. “How facinating!” will be my new genuine response.

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
by Malcolm Gladwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.30
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel Smarter, Get Smarter, Read BLINK, January 19, 2012

Just finished Blink and I loved it. It has many thought provoking points. I actually just put to use something I learned about how forced facial expressions can affect one’s mood.If you like to feel way smarter when you are done reading a book, then this a must read for you!

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.29
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I’ve Got Some Pondering to do now, Thank You!, January 19, 2012

All I can say is, “I am bummed that I have now read all of Gladwell’s books. I’ll just have wait patiently for Malcolm to write another one.” Waiting shouldn’t be all that difficult because he has given me plenty to ponder and the areas to put my new gained perceptives to work.Thank you, Mr. Gladwell!

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How Full Is Your Bucket?
How Full Is Your Bucket?
by Tom Rath
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $10.97
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Wonderful and Simply True, January 19, 2012

Ever wonder if you are soft for being supportive? Ever feel like you just weren’t hard enough on someone? Do you think that for every good comment you need to give a balanced negative?If you answered yes to any of the above then you should spend an hour or two of your life discovering the power of “filling the buckets” of others.

The book is simply wonderful because it is simply true.

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Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition
by Kerry Patterson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.72
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a Must Read (Postive Impacts on Your Whole Life Await), January 19, 2012

Okay, I get I rarely give anything short of a glowing review of most books. Yes, I tend to see the positive in even books with some short comings. I get I view the cup as half full when others might see it as half empty.Let me be clear about my endorsement of this book. Crucial Conversations is an amazing book which has the power to change your life significantly if you are open to its reccomendations and insights. As is true with all personal growth experiences, you need to be open to change and self aware enough to know you are a work in progress. If you are capable of such a feat then I am fully confident Crucial Conversations has tremendous value to offer you!

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It's Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Putting People First from a Life at Starbucks
It’s Not About the Coffee: Lessons on Putting People First from a Life at Starbucks
by Howard Behar
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.14
83 used & new from $1.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Are You Wearing One Hat?, January 19, 2012

Howard Schultz put in words how caring about people and results are intimately combined. He eloquently points out how listening and being true to one’s self is the only path to great leadership.In reading the book you learn Howard loves collecting quotes and has been doing so for many years. Well he just added a bunch of his own to my collection. Thank you Howard!

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First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently
by Marcus Buckingham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.08
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tools, Concepts and Ideas Needed to Transform any Corporate Culture, January 19, 2012
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This Marcus Buckingham book was among the first which tossed me down my almost obsessive path of learning what great managers do to unlock the potential of others. When I read this book I felt a wave of self validation justify many of the philosophies and ideas I held. First, Break All the Rules is where I began my quest of becoming consciously aware of what I and others do as leaders.I highly recommend this book.

Wild at Heart Revised & Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul
Wild at Heart Revised & Updated: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul
by John Eldredge
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.62
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for All Men, January 19, 2012
Ever struggle with acting like somone you really aren’t? John Eldridge clearly describes the “false self” which men and women both find themselves portraying.I recently heard a speaker challenge all fathers to fill the empty spot their kids have in their hearts. I have a feeling he may have read this book and maybe been to a Wild at Heart Conference.If you are a dad or want to be a Dad you should read this book. If you are a mother then you should make your children’s father read this book![…]

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t
by Jim Collins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.94
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cornerstone building block for any corporate leader, January 19, 2012
Every business college graduate should be required to read this book!I simply put it in the league of must be read if you want to be a corporate leader.[…]

Seizing Your Divine Moment: Dare to Live a Life of Adventure
Seizing Your Divine Moment: Dare to Live a Life of Adventure
by Erwin Raphael McManus
Edition: Hardcover
211 used & new from $0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Seize the Moment, I Dare You to Read this Book!, January 19, 2012
If you haven’t read an Erwin MacManus book then you may not have enjoyed the joy of watching of God use a modern man to spread his message in the most true and loving fashion.Erwin expresses the joy and power of living in the moment as only he can do.If you haven’t read any of his books then I urge you to stop everything and make sure you get one ASAP. You can’t go wrong. “When God is with you nothing can stand in your way.” Erwin and God seem to be in pretty darn good step.[…]

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
by Patrick Lencioni
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $14.10
737 used & new from $1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The Gold Standard for Building High Performing Teams, January 19, 2012
If I was tied down and forced to pick the most important book Patrick Lencioni has written, I would pick this book. When I am working with teams, the model he presents in this book is the first one I draw on the white board.[…]

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
by Tahl Raz
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $15.08
371 used & new from $3.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Needed Life Skills for Every Business Person, January 19, 2012
How in the world did this book take me so long to find? For me this book was a life changer. It is full of pratical advice on how to do the one thing I find the most difficult, “networking.” As I read the book, I kept thinking of others I have known who naturally were doing all the things he describes in his book, but thanks to this book I am able to copy his many proven techniques.[…]

Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty
Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty
by Patrick Lencioni
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.90
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Title … Great Book, January 19, 2012
I am not sure Patrick Lencioni is capable of writing a non-entertaining nor insightful book. He hit the mark again in his latest book.It is quite clear the old saying, “We all put our pants on one leg at a time.” is old saying for a reaon – its simply true. In a world where it is hip to not be weak Patrick shows why it is “hip,” smart, profitable and simply the right thing to do.As someone that is far from perfect, I find it comforting to know it is okay to admit I don’t know everything and in fact it is wise to not be a “know it all.”Thanks once again Patrick![…]


StrengthsFinder 2.0
StrengthsFinder 2.0
by Tom Rath
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $15.50
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone Needs to Discover their Strenghths – Step 1, January 19, 2012
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This review is from: StrengthsFinder 2.0 (Hardcover)
It is more fun and productive to focus on what you and others do well, rather than focus on what we’re not so good at. You’ll enjoy this book tremendously. It is a must read for any coach! I strongly suggest everyone get this book and discover your personal strengths. If for no other reason than to have a great answer to the the typical interview question of “So what do you consider your greatest strength?”. […]
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