The full title of this book by Brain Tracy is
Crunch Point: The Secret to Succeeding When It Matters Most
In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave the book a 5 Stars rating. This means it is Excellent.
Here is my book review.
An excellent book to help business owners and managers through difficult times
I’m a fan of the author. He’s a great synthesiser of ideas and advice across a wide range of subjects. He and his team clearly research very carefully before they put together his books and audio recordings. [continue reading…]
The full title of this book by Sandy Steinman is
The Small Business Turnaround Guide: Take Your Business from Troubled to Triumphant
In my review of posted on Amazon.co.uk, I gave it Five Stars. This means it is Very Highly Recommended.
Here is my review.
A very good book for helping under performing businesses
I feel this book gets off to a bad start by trying to be funny about a bad situation. It doesn’t create the right impression. It immediately corrects itself by saying there is nothing funny about a failing business.
Many turnaround books are written about big businesses but this one is aimed at owner managed businesses. It starts by giving you a pep talk. It’s going to be tough to turnaround your business but you can do it. [continue reading…]
The full title of this book by Andrew Miller is
“Hope Won’t Pay the Wages: How to deal with the personal impact of a struggling business“.
In my review at Amazon.co.uk, I gave it the full FIVE Stars, meaning I consider the book to be excellent.
Here it is.
A great help for struggling business owners
There are plenty of books about how a business in trouble can be turned around but this is the first book I’ve seen that focuses on the business owner. [continue reading…]
The full title of this book by Mark Blayney is
“Turning a Business Around: How to Spot the Warning Signs and Ensure a Business Stays Healthy“.
In my review posted on Amazon.co.uk , I gave this book Five Stars. This means I think it is Excellent and it is Very Highly Recommended.
Here is my book review.
An easy to read guide for owners/managers of businesses in trouble
This is a very good book if you ever find yourself in the scary and stressful situation of owning or managing a business in financial distress or you fear that the business is heading that way.
In the preface Mark Blayney sets two main purposes for the book:
- To act as a fire extinguisher for a business already in a crisis.
- To act as a smoke detector to help identify the early warning signs while there is time to correct the problems. [continue reading…]
The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox
Book Review Rating – 5 Stars
“The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” is a fantastic book about performance improvement in a manufacturing business wrapped up in a novel that is hard to put down.
First published in 1984 this book introduced the world to the Theory of Constraints.
The big idea is that many of the ideas for improving a business are misguided at best and expensive mistakes at worst.
That’s because an improvement in an area outside of the constraint that is holding back performance is more an illusion than substance. Real improvements come from removing the constraint.
The Story Of The Goal
I think this was the first popular management book to be written as a story but it is an extremely effective teaching method for putting across the big ideas. The weakness is that it’s hard to pick up the details to put the ideas into action. Eli Goldratt wrote The Race as the follow-up hands-on guide. [continue reading…]