The Convenience Revolution a Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, richard330@yahoo.com

Customer Relations, Consumer Behavior, Marketing

Bestselling author, Shep Hyken’s new book “The Convenience Revolution” is cutting edge, up to date and a must-read for today’s leaders. Shep writes with passion, is astute in his presentation, and confident in his convictions. He is right on target on his conclusions regarding the imperative need for creating greater customer convenience in today’s competitive market strategies.

Compelling case studies and company profiles accentuate the importance behind his assertion that the next frontier of customer service is convenience in creating customer loyalty in companies of every size.

Hyken is known for his leadership in customer service. His six core concepts should become the creed for creating and sustaining consumer demand and economic success.

“The Convenience Revolution” is destined to create a tidal wave in customer service. The subtitle of the book; “How to Deliver a Customer Service Experience That Disrupts the Competition & Creates Fierce Loyalty” sums up the contents.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-16495028, $ 24.95, 2018, 208 pages

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The Magic Ladder to Success By Napoleon Hill – A Book Report


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Powerful Proven Principles, From the Law of Success Philosophy of Napoleon Hill, author of the bestselling “Think and Grow Rich.

“The Magic Ladder to Success” is based on eight basic motivational principles of the Law of Success Philosophy developed by Napoleon Hill. Step by step Hill leads the reader on the ladder of success to acquire personal power.

Hill goes on to analyze each of the 17 dynamics on which his law of success is composed.

I became so intrigued in my reading that I made copious notes from the information I gleaned especial related to the subjects of self-confidence, imitative, imagination, and concentration.  Other topics I want to reconsider reread, and put into practice include the importance of enthusiasm, self-control, and good health habits.  I found so many new ideas as I carefully read and reviewed principles I have incorporated my life over many years’

“The Magic Ladder to Success” is filled with powerful proven highly motivating principles for finding success today

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Sound Wisdom Books, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257, 978-1640950559, $27.95, 2018, 182 Pages

Don’t Step in the Entre-Manure!: Tiptoe Your Way to Entrepreneurial Succes By Bill Matthews – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, richard330@yahoo.com

Content, Context, Adaptability, Practical, and Proven Concepts

“Don’t Step in the Entre-Manure” quickly defines the primary focus and the objective of the book. Matthews begins with 32 questions in four crucial areas for attaining entrepreneurial success.

·       Leadership

·       Finance, Administration, Planning, and Control

·       Marketing and Sales

·       Productively and Accountability of Employees

Each focuses on a specific theme with practical observations and instruction, a case study example relating to the chapter emphasis, and “tongue in cheek” challenge to

“Check your shoes “for any evidence of Entre-Mature that needs attention.

Chapter titles clearly define the subject matter of the chapter – a tremendous help when locating specific areas you may want to review, develop and improve in your business operation.

Bill Matthews is knowns for a successful career working with business leaders in business management, strategic planning, and education and advisory services.

“Don’t Step in the Entre-Manure!: Tiptoe Your Way to Entrepreneurial Success” is a crucial resource you will want to keep handy for easy reference, review, and application;  this is a book you will want to provide for your leadership staff, department heads, and their workers.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.
Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310 Shippensburg, PA 17257
978-1640950504, 2018,  $15.99. 148 Pages

Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities Sharon L. Lechter and Dr. Greg S. Reid – A Book Review


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Motivating, Inspiring, Informative, and Entertaining

Sharon L. Lechter and Dr. Greg S. Reid collaborate in this allegorical approach to challenge the reader to persevere; stay with their goal and never to give up their accomplishing their dream.  Each chapter begins with an inspirational quote from Napoleon Hill; followed by practical stories and applications of the critical principles introduced in Napoleon’s classic bestseller, “Think and Grow Rich.”

These classic models from Hill’s writing become a roadmap to success. Gregg uses Autobiographical sketches and life stories accompanied by fictional elements to identify and interpret the crucial principles inspired and promoted by Napoleon Hill.

The authors incorporate all the elements of good storytelling as they follow Greg’s journey as he retraces Hill’s steps to find his potential and accomplish his goals and dreams.  It is their purpose to introduce to today’s generation of young potential leaders the principles of Napoleon Hill using contemporary stories and examples of well-known leaders of today who have and are persevering to reach their dreams.

“Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities” is motivational and inspirational, and informational reading at its best.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Sound Wisdom, P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257. 978-1640950719, $ 15.99, 2018, 242 pages

 

 

 

 

God Made Me and You – Celebrating God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity By Shai Linne, Illustrated by Trish Mahoney


Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

A Strong Message, Delightful Lyrical Writing, Reinforced with Outstanding Colorful Illustrations

“God Made Me and You – Celebrating God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity” is told using a poetic rhyming style. Trish Mahoney’s art and illustrations capture and significantly enhance and reinforce the application message for children.

The book can be used as a read-aloud book or is an ideal opportunity for advanced readers to read to their younger siblings to and to help them develop their reading skills.

A practical and helpful section for parents introduces Six Ways to Help a Child Appreciate God’s Design for Ethnic Diversity. A letter to parents at the opening of the book becomes the introduction of the book. Linne’s intent for writing the book is “To lead the reader to intentionally pursue and demonstrate a lifelong pursuit of appreciation for ethnic diversity to the glory of God.”

Shai Linne’s book “God Made Me and You” is highly endorsed by pastors, theologians, Christian leaders, and educators.  The book is designed to help children ages five through eleven and fosters embracing people of another color and ethnic differences.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

New Growth Press, 1301 Carolina Street, Suite 124, Greensboro, NC 27404, 978-1948130154, $ 15.99, 2018