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Ballsy: 99 Ways to Grow a Bigger Pair and Score Extreme Business Success Paperback – March 24, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
The entire book is just dime store pep-talk and empty platitudes wrapped in tortured decoration. Each page is nothing more than a line or two pulled from a fortune cookie set in some jaunty type font and surrounded by vintage clip art and broad swaths of earthy color. If you set the type in 10pt Helvetica and got rid of all the window dressing, the actual content could be printed on something that would fit in your wallet.
You know that ol saw Style over Substance? Well it was created to describe works like this one.
Here is a startling insight from the book.
... in this uber-competitive career market place, if you only give 100% you will only get an okay career. If you want a fantastic career you gotta give 150%"
Seriously, this is the stuff that fills out the pages of this ridiculous tome.
All I can say is that Ballsy is what the writer was when she pitched this book,and SUPREEMELY Ballsy when the publisher stuck a $14.99 price tag on it.
I simply love these kind of books written by sales people and marketers. They get me to buy a book that just isn't worth the price. But it sure looks cool and gave me a few laughs.
If you mostly read books for entertainment value this book is for you. If you read them to actually learn something useful, leave this one be.
Each page spread has a tip and a summary; sometimes the summary seems to have nothing to do with the original tip, and I wonder how the author made that jump.
But it's a very visually pleasing book to read, because each page has a unique design. That is my favorite part.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I gave this book to my 20 something son ,
he loved it..not to mention it has given him
some real "ballsy" ideas of how not to let people
step on you in... Read more
I didn't buy this for me. I already have a copy. This is probably the 4th or 5th copy I have bought for other people. The book is chock full of nuggets of smart thinking. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paul Williams
But it wasn't as helpful as I thought it would be. I thought there would be more practical advice that could be applied to my business life.Published on August 22, 2013 by TracyM
Brilliantly conceived, modest in size yet huge in information.
She's right. She's quick to the point. She's pithy. Easily absorbed as a vitamin for the brain. Read more
I enjoyed this book. Pretty basic infomation if you have taken a busn class before, but was a good read.Published on December 3, 2012 by Megan Morris
Resorting to use of a trite, vulgar colloquialism in attempt to create a cutesy eye catching title lands the book dead in the water from a creative standpoint starting with the... Read morePublished on October 25, 2012 by JB
I really enjoyed this one most of all for its breezy approach to the topic. Although some of the tips missed the mark in their attempt to be snappy, the collection was well thought... Read morePublished on January 3, 2010 by Estro_generation