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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

Purpose by Yolanda A Facio

The full title of this book by Yolanda A Facio is

Purpose: Build a Business You Love

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

Here is my book review.

Has some interesting ideas but not sure it adds up

The book tries to cover two situations:

1 – someone thinking about starting a business
2 – someone already with a business

This is ambitious and a stretch too far. It is much better at helping people in the first category as the title suggests. If the author had wanted to cover both, I think it’s better to write the book on two parts. [continue reading…]

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Stealth Persuasion by Colin Martin

The full title of this book by Colin Martin is

Stealth Persuasion: The Complete Web Copywriting System to Fanatically Turn Your Visitors Into Customers

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

Here is my book review.

Needs to be better organised and edited

This is a bigger book than I expected. It has to be because the scope is wide covering websites, emails, videos, webinars, articles and content marketing together with shorter messages like SMS and tweets.

An early impression which you will probably see if you try the Kindle sample, is that the formatting needs a little attention. For example, after the content list, the very next line is the first chapter heading and it’s not in big letters either. Surely it would be nice to start a chapter on a new page. [continue reading…]

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101 Ways to Grow Your Business by Hugh Williams

In my review of

101 Ways to Grow your Business

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

Here is my book review.

A book about the little things to do right, wide ranging in scope around customer/client service

Some books present big concepts of a few key success factors that must be done correctly. Others, like this one, believe success is a series of small steps to greatness.

When you start reading this book, you might find it easy to dismiss the ideas. You and your employees don’t need to be told to “be polite” and “don’t swear”,. Well not in theory but what about in practice? Could you imagine being shocked if you were shown a video of staff members being rude to customers and swearing at them? [continue reading…]

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Hidden Marketing Assets by Michael Senoff

The full title of this book by Michael Senoff is

Hidden Marketing Assets: How To Sell More Consulting and Marketing Services At Full Price In A Shorter Period of Time Than You Have Ever Done Before

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

Here is my book review.

A book to help marketing consultants and coaches to get more clients

You don’t very often see a book available to read for free under the Kindle Unlimited scheme which costs £69.99 to buy.

I normally buy books I borrow that I think are really good but, from the start I was looking for reasons why I shouldn’t buy it. That doesn’t sound like an effective marketing strategy to me. [continue reading…]

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Asking Questions The Sandler Way by Antonio Garrido

In my review of

Asking Questions The Sandler Way

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

Here is my book review.

Questions are the only way to find out what the customer is thinking.. unless you’re a psychic

As an introvert, it has always seemed obvious to me that you should ask questions during the sales process. After all, I’m happier listening than talking.

Unfortunately the stereotype image of the fast talking sales person is one who charms, persuades and convinces with his or her confidence. It sounds good until you get in the sales process as the buyer and then, most of all, you want to be heard and understood. You want to buy through right product and not be sold something unsuitable. [continue reading…]

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How to Run Your Company by David Gargaro

The full title of this book by David Gargaro is

How to Run Your Company… Into The Ground

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

Here is my book review.

A counter intuitive way to think about the future of your business

I’m not sure how well the book is going to perform in the Amazon search engine for business owners who want ideas to make sure their business is successful. However I like this approach and one of the coaching questions I sometimes ask is…

What would you do if you deliberately wanted to stop the business from succeeding ? [continue reading…]

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60 Seconds by Andrew Angus

The full title of this book by Andrew Angus is

60 Seconds: How to tell your company’s story and the brain science to make it stick

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

Here is my book review.

A guide to making short, powerful videos

The author shares his experience of creating short, powerful videos to tell the story of a business. It argues that the videos are even more effective when they are animated drawings.

It’s a style of video I like and I had one commissioned some years ago.

My problem with the book is that it’s one long advertisement for the author’s business. After all, few of us have the skills to be able to do this on our own.

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The full title of this book by Martin Robertson is

Your 60 minute business transformation: The small business book that makes a BIG difference

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

Here is my book review.

Lessons from a chartered accountant

The author drifted into starting his own accountancy practice and he shares the mistakes he made.

The chapters are broken into two sections. What he did and what he learnt he should have done. [continue reading…]

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Web Copy That Sells by Maria Veloso

The full title of this book by Maria Veloso is

Web Copy That Sells: The Revolutionary Formula for Creating Killer Copy That Grabs Their Attention and Compels Them to Bu: The Revolutionary Formula Grabs Their Attention and Compels Them to Buy

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

Here is my book review.

Disappointing

I had high hopes of this book when I bought it soon after its release but I was left disappointed.

Writing for the Internet is different from writing long form sales letters. It’s much easier to get people to start reading but, with plenty of other information a couple of clicks away, it’s much harder to keep them reading. [continue reading…]

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Stop Banging Your Head by William Van Hoy

The full title of this book by William Van Hoy is

Stop Banging Your Head: Break through the wall of frustration in small business

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

Here is my book review.

Enough is enough. Stop being frustrated and do what’s necessary to make progress – financial services industry

If you’re a business owner, you’ll be familiar with the wall of frustration. No matter how often or how hard you hit your head against the wall, you don’t seem to make significant progress. [continue reading…]

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