Book Review: Disney U by Doug Lipp
4 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / July 29, 2015

About: Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees by Doug Lipp is a business book with a Disney twist. Many of the lessons in this book are timeless and thought provoking. 240 pages Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education ASIN: B00BDE68E4   My rating for Disney U – 4 Buy this book in Paper or elec­tronic for­mat* Thoughts: like many people, I also love the Disney movies and Disney parks, a running joke in my family is that one of the main reasons I had kids was that I’ll have someone to go with me to cartoons. The stories are good, but the detail and artwork are what I find the most fascinating. On the several occasions I’ve been to Disney World (and once to Disneyland), I could not get enough of the beauty of the parks, how everything was thought out, the cleanliness, and of course, the friendliness of each and every employee. When I saw Disney U: How Disney University Develops the World’s Most Engaged, Loyal, and Customer-Centric Employees by Doug Lipp, a business book (on sale) which will shed some light on the mysterious art known as the “Disney Magic”, I immediately bought…

Book Review: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / March 6, 2013

Article first published as Book Review: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid on Blogcritics. About: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid is a fictional book in guise of a self-help book (but with a story). Mr. Hamid has written two previous books which were very well received, however this is the first book I have read from his pen. 240 pages Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover Language: English ISBN-10: 1594487294 My rat­ing for How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia — 5 Buy this book in paper or in elec­tronic (Kin­dle enhanced with audio) format* More Books by Mohsin Hamid Thoughts: At first I was a bit taken aback by the format of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid (website | Facebook | @mohsin_hamid), but I kept on reading as the novel expended into the universe of an unnamed protagonist and his rise in the business world of Asia. Once I got used to the format and the writing style, I found a delightful book with a simple, yet rapid story full of love and hope. In between each chapter a decade or so passes, the reader is left…

Thoughts on: Click Millionaires by Scott Fox
5 Stars , Latest Posts , Non-Fiction / June 2, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: Click Millionaires by Scott Fox on Blogcritics. About: Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love by Scott Fox is a book for those hoping to make money online. Don’t let the title fool you though, this is not a get rich quick book but a high level view of what it takes to create another income stream. The author is giving away one copy of this book – use the Rafflecopter form at the end of the post. 288 pages Publisher: AMACOM Language: English ISBN-10: 0814431917 My rating for Click Millionaires – 5 Buy this book in paper or electronic format More books by Scott Fox Thoughts: Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love by Scott Fox (website) is an exciting book which came to me just at the right time. I was looking for other sources of income, but didn’t want to work myself to death and be able to spend some time with the kids. I have tried freelance programming but never made any money at it (ended up with making $2 an hour or close to that) and gave up when I had to run…

Thoughts on: Man At a Machine by Stef Wertheimer

Article first published as Book Review: Man At a Machine by Stef Wertheimer on Blogcritics. About: Man At a Machine by Stef Wertheimer is an autobiography of the Israeli industrialist. My father has always admired Mr. Wertheimer, unfortunately he did not live long enough to read this book which I’m sure he would have loved. 383 pages Publisher: yediot sfarim (2011) Language: Hebrew ASIN: B00641DQDM My rating for Man at a Machine – 5 Buy this book in paper format. Thoughts: Man At a Machine by Stef Wertheimer is more than just a biography, it is an important document of what can be achieved with dedication and creativity. Mr. Wertheimer came to Israel as a boy after his family escaped Germany during the 1930’s and has became a successful entrepreneur and statesman. The self-made man, who built his first business with his own two hands believing in himself and his foresight, is not only one of the captains of Israeli industry but also a posses a unique ideology. Mr. Wertheimer’s views were shaped and solidified by his parents, who accurately forecasted Europe’s turmoil and managed to get out in 1936, when Stef was 10 years old. To this day, in his…

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