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I have two categories for books on my blogs, the best books with 5 star and 4 star ratings and other books with the rest.

This is the page with “the rest”.

The truth is that I had originally only planned to bring the reviews of the best business books from Amazon to my blog but then I found myself wanting to refer to these other books I’d reviewed.

With the best business books, I have created separated categories to help you to find the best books by subject, for example the best business strategy books, the best marketing books etc.

With these other books, which I’m not recommending, I haven’t done that although they do feature within the subject categories. For example, books about business turnaround appear with all my other articles about business turnaround.

Here are links to the individual pages after this first one – page 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

3 Huge Obstacles by Lynne Jacob

The full title of this book by Lynne Jacob is

3 Huge Obstacles that keep Solo-Preneurs, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners feeling Frustrated, Exhausted and Disillusioned about their Business Results and How YOU, too, Can Overcome Them!

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Two Stars, which means I thought it was Disappointing.

Here is my book review.

Surprised I made it through to the end

It’s quite easy to get irritated with this book. It’s written in what I call “bad copywriting” style.

Good copywriting pulls you in and keeps you reading without setting off alarms in your head that you’re being persuaded. Bad copywriting screams out at you that you’re being worked. [continue reading…]

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Thinking about SWOT analysis by Dr Stephen Fox

In my review of

Thinking about SWOT analysis

by Dr Stephen Fox posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Three Stars, meaning it is Worthwhile.

Here is my book review.

Quite a technical review of SWOT

This is a longer than I expected review of using SWOT in strategy analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.

It’s quite a visual book so if you’re reading the Kindle version, you’ll probably have to zoom in on the diagrams to be able to see the details. [continue reading…]

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Why Your Customers Suck by Jon McCulloch

In my review of

Why Your Customers Suck by Jon McCulloch

posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Three Stars.This means it is Worthwhile.

Here is my book review.

You have bad customers because of your bad decisions

This is a book mainly about pricing and positioning.

If you’re not familiar with the phrase positioning, it means your place in the market. [continue reading…]

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The full title of this book by Dr Andre Larabie is

How to Turn Your Failing Business Into a Success Story in 120 Days or Less!

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Three Stars. This means I think it is Worthwhile.

Here is my book review.

A nice idea but skimpy on important details

I read quite a few books about business turnaround and several books by this author have appeared regularly in my searches but, until recently, I didn’t buy.

Now I have and I’m left with mixed feelings. It wasn’t as good as I’d hoped but it is certainly better than some. [continue reading…]

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12 Steps to Improve your Cashflow by Helen Monaghan

The full title of this book by Helen Monaghan is

12 Steps to Improve your Cashflow: Helpful tips and advice on how to have a better relationship with your business finances so you can fulfil your purpose

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Three Stars. This means it is Worthwhile.

Here is my book review.

Mainly for therapists and coaches and more how to run your business

The book takes a broad view of what can be done by managing your business better.

I’ve mixed feelings about this although I hadn’t realised the target businesses were so tightly defined when I downloaded it under my kindle unlimited subscription. [continue reading…]

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The P-Plan for Business by Shirley Mansfield

The full title of this book by Shirley Mansfield is

The P-Plan for Business: How to achieve faster, better business growth

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a rating of Three Stars. This means it is Worthwhile.

Here is my book review.

How many business words beginning with P can you name?

I immediately found a warning sign with “My P-Plan for Business is a taster of how I can help you”.

The book goes through 30 words beginning with the letter P. Things like planning, planet, proposition etc. [continue reading…]

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Top 100 Tips for Business Turnaround by Paul Davis

In my review of

Top 100 Tips for Business Turnaround by Paul Davis

posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Three Stars. This means it is Worthwhile.

Here is my book review.

I don’t think this works

It starts with a series of short tips and questions about how to manage a business better.

At that stage, I was thinking this isn’t a book about business turnaround. Fortunately it eventually got more focused. [continue reading…]

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In my review of

A Simple Guide to Planning Your Business by Danielle Grant

posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Two Stars. This means it is Disappointing.

Here is my book review.

There’s a decent book hiding in here

This is very short and the language is quite flowery.

Strangely the author doesn’t use paragraphs, a significant mistake in readability. The author seems confused because the book starts repeating itself.

I’m a believer in planning by answering the who, what, where, when, why questions like the author.

The book needs knocking into shape before I can give it even a mild recommendation. This is a shame but is getting too common with these self published Kindle books.

There are many thousand of business books, you can see the full list of my reviews at Business Books Reviews by Paul Simister (Please click). I've also narrowed these down to a list of the 12 Best Business Books For Business Owners & Entrepreneurs (Please click).

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Paul Simister is a business coach who helps business owners who are stuck or struggling with disappointing marketing, to get unstuck. You can then start attracting, converting and keeping more customers. If your business is based in the UK, you can have a free 60 minutes Business SOS consultation (please click) with me to get you unstuck.

Don't forget to download and read my FREE Report - The SIX Steps PROFIT Formula: The Simple Rules That Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know available to download at Six Steps Report (Please click).

 

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The One Thing by Gary Keller

The full title of this book by Gary Keller is

The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Three Stars. This means it is Worthwhile.

Ask yourself why The One Thing is a long book.

This book caused me to have mixed feelings.

The idea that you should focus on the area where you can have the biggest impact on performance makes a great deal of sense. It’s the logic for the weakest link of the chain and the main idea behind the Theory of Constraints. [continue reading…]

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31 Causes of Failure by Sally Pederson

In my review of

31 Causes of Failure by Sally Pederson

posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Two Stars. This means it is Disappointing.

Here is my book review.

Disappointing look at personal failure

The book looks at reasons for personal failure rather than business failure although the two will be linked for business owners.

I felt a little uncomfortable when the first reason given was genetic issues. Isn’t failure relative to potential rather than absolute?

My problems with the book didn’t stop there but continued. I found I agreed with the headline cause identified but not with the words explaining the cause which seemed to wander off the subject.

I gave up on the book at around the 20% mark.

There are many thousand of business books, you can see the full list of my reviews at Business Books Reviews by Paul Simister (Please click). I've also narrowed these down to a list of the 12 Best Business Books For Business Owners & Entrepreneurs (Please click).

Get To Know Me

Paul Simister is a business coach who helps business owners who are stuck or struggling with disappointing marketing, to get unstuck. You can then start attracting, converting and keeping more customers. If your business is based in the UK, you can have a free 60 minutes Business SOS consultation (please click) with me to get you unstuck.

Don't forget to download and read my FREE Report - The SIX Steps PROFIT Formula: The Simple Rules That Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know available to download at Six Steps Report (Please click).

 

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