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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

In my review of

A Guide to Avoiding Business Start-Up Failure by David Morgan

posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book just One Star.

Here is my book review.

Doesn’t live up to the title

This “book” is just an excuse for the author to tell his story as an academy study.

I didn’t feel it lived up to the title and was a waste of my time. I don’t like writing one and two star reviews but I can’t recommend this book to anyone wanting to start a business.

There are plenty of good books to help you get your startup right including books that warn you about what not to do.

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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I am a prolific reader and reviewer of business books on Amazon.co.uk and I get really irritated when the reviews get overwhelmed with fake stuff.

How can you tell?

Well there is the nature of the review for one but, it is even more reliable to go and have a look at what else the reviewer has reviewed.

You can find plenty of occasions where the reviewer has reviewed six books, all been given five stars and a rave review and they are all by the same author.

Unfortunately it takes time to click on everyone.

An easier way is to use Fakespot.com which will do the analysis for you. [continue reading…]

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I only gave

Jeffrey S. Davis and Mark Cohen on The 24-Hour Turnaround: How Amazing Entrepreneurs Succeed In Tough Times: A THINKAha Book

One Star in  my review posted on Amazon.co,uk.

Here is my book review.

Horrible format

This Think aha book is one of a series of meant to give you quick, actionable advice.

It’s the first one I’ve read in the series. It will also be the last. [continue reading…]

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In my review of

Transform Your Business and Not Be Derailed

by Steven Beaman posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book One Star.

Needs effective editing or even a complete re-write

Right from the start, it is clear that the book needs editing to knock it into shape and make it more readable. [continue reading…]

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In my review of

10 Things You Need to Know to Turnaround Your Business Problems

by Alyson Ogilvie-Lee posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Two Stars. This means it is Disappointing.

Could have been better

The author quotes statistics about business failures in Australia and, just like in the UK, far too many businesses close.

She says that paralysed management is a major cause. The business owners know there is a problem but can’t face up to dealing with it. Gradually it gets worse until the final cash flow crisis makes it impossible to continue. [continue reading…]

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The Power Of Negative Planning by W Adam Mandelbaum

The full title of this book by W Adam Mandelbaum is

The Power Of Negative Planning: How To Succeed By Beating Murphy’s Law

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

Here is my book review.

Aggressively sarcastic but it makes some important points about protecting yourself and loved ones

I’m surprised there aren’t more books about negative planning, that is, thinking about what can go wrong and doing something about the risk. [continue reading…]

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Purpose First Then Profit by Ruth Tembe Epie

The full title of this book by Ruth Tembe Epie is

Purpose First Then Profit: Discover The Purpose Of Your Life Then Make Millions Out Of It

In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Two Stars if you buy it and Three Stars if you read it through your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Here is my book review.

Disappointing for the money it costs to buy, 3 Stars if you read it through your Kindle Unlimited subscription

You know how sometimes an author’s style gels with you and you enjoy reading the book, even if you didn’t get much out of it?

Well I had the opposite problem. [continue reading…]

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In my review of

Marketing Secrets That Eat Your Competition Alive

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

Here is my book review.

A short introduction to direct response marketing

I’m not too sure about the corny book title but this is an introduction to direct response marketing as popularised by well known marketers Jay Abraham and Dan Kennedy.

I believe this has been compiled from a seven day email course or several sources rather than written as a normal book. This is fine as far as I’m concerned. I used to wait until I could read all the emails together when I’d subscribed to an email course. [continue reading…]

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Stop Fu*king Around by Kat Loterzo

The full title of this book by Kat Loterzo is

Stop Fu*king Around, And Figure Out What You Want From Life!: The No BS Guide to Finding Your Purpose and Living with Passion and Flow!

In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book Two Stars. This means it is Disappointing.

Here is my book review.

Hard hitting self help for women misses the mark

The title tells you this isn’t for the faint-hearted so, if you object to bad language, find another book.

You get the author’s story first, the ups and downs, the crisis and the recovery. [continue reading…]

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Stunted Growth by Ray Noble with Clara Noble

The full title of this book by Ray Noble with Clara Noble is

Stunted Growth: 100 Reasons why your business is going nowhere and how to fix it

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

Here is my book review.

What has stopped the business from growing?

I like the idea of this book but I’m not so keen on the execution of it.

The authors are right. There are many reasons why a business stops developing in a valid, meaningful way and gets stuck. [continue reading…]

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