Book Review: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

As part of Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenge, I was tasked to read 3 books from the same author. As I explained in my post about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I chose JK Rowling as my featured author. Last night, I just finished reading Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets. This book was as entertaining as the first book of the series. Read more

Book Review: Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Run, don’t walk to pick up your copy of Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine! If you are like me, you may struggle with your finances both in your business and personally. I finally found a strategy that makes a lot of sense to me. This strategy spoke to me so much, I am telling everyone. Read more

Book Review – New Business Networking: How to Effectively Grow Your Business Network Using Online and Offline Methods

One of the areas I struggle with is networking with others. I realize that this is holding back my business. Once I make a connection, I tend to do quite well; however, it is the initial contact that I struggle with. Any advice I can get on the subject, I try to devour. I was, therefore, glad to come upon this book by Dave Delaney called New Business Networking: How to Effectively Grow Your Business Network Using Online and Offline Methods. In this book, he shared countless ideas and strategies for business networking. If this is an area that also challenges you, I would definitely recommend this book. Read more

Book Review: Extreme Innovation

While at Social Media Marketing World 2017, I had the opportunity to watch Sandy Carter as part of a panel discussion talking about artificial intelligence and its impact on social media marketing. From what I could get from the conversation, she was very forward-thinking and was very keen on innovation. So I picked up her book, Extreme Innovation: 3 Superpowers for Purpose and Profit*. Carter points out that companies need to be highly innovative and adapt to change or they will not exist in the next decade. At my work, we are talking about innovation, but I wonder if we are innovative enough. Let’s see what Carter says are the essential elements to being extremely innovative. Read more