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The Business PACT: Connecting Business Thinking with Daily Living Paperback – January 24, 2012
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“Maybe the best source of wisdom is right in front of our noses. In The Business PACT, Tony Nuzzo shares a fascinating variety of practical business lessons drawn from his own daily life. He offers an easy, user-friendly read that may just turn your own daily life into a series of illuminations.” – Bob Reynolds, President & CEO, Putnam Investments
“The Business PACT is full of history and a warm sense of place. I especially appreciate the vignette about the Scallop Shells and putting together the right team for success. I highly recommend it.” – Stacy Madison, Founder, Stacy’s Pita Chips
“The Business PACT is easy to read with great stories. The advice is memorable and to the point with applications for all businesses. I definitely recommend this book.” – John K. Mara, President & CEO, The New York Football Giants
“The Business PACT is a practical version of profound business wisdom. I wish I had read it years ago so that the lessons would have guided me through my career. This book is a blueprint for achieving success in business and, more than that, in life, too. It couldn’t have been better!” – Richard Serrins, President, Marketing Analysts, LLC – MAi
“Tony Nuzzo continues to impress with his thoughtful and common sense approach to business and life. Readers will delight in the practical overview of the fundamental concepts of business explained easily through real life circumstances and experiences. I loved it!” – Megan Kelleher, Managing Partner of Vaksam LLC.
“Tony Nuzzo’s book is a very enjoyable read and I applaud his common sense approach to addressing the issues facing businesses today. I highly recommend it.” – Peter F. Mawn, Founder and Managing Partner, Oakmont Partners, LLC.
“Tony Nuzzo’s book is an easy-to-read assemblage of interesting stories and vignettes that are full of insights and observations about both business and life. There are lessons in it worth remembering and reminding oneself about time and again.” - Howard Wolk, Co-President, The Cross Country Group
“The Business PACT is a well-written, thought provoking read that provides value to all who are building or running a business. Even more valuable is the model Tony Nuzzo creates, demonstrating how we can find nuggets of gold if we remain open to the lessons that are present in the vignettes of our own daily lives.” – Carol Hempfling Pratt, General Counsel, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
“A highly readable collection of vignettes designed to teach, in a gentle manner, some basic business thinking relevant to life planning. The author is clearly well versed in financial planning and sensitive to the common issues families face every day.” - Michael Jellinek, M.D., President of Newton Wellesley Hospital & Professor of Psychiatry and of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
“Tony Nuzzo does a great job of explaining common business sense in an approachable, engaging, and understandable way.” – JB Doherty, Co-Owner, Prudential Howe & Doherty Realtors
About the Author
The recipient of American Business Awards' prestigious Stevie Award in 2010 for Financial Services Executive of the Year, Tony Nuzzo is an entrepreneur and a senior corporate executive. He is the primary organizer, chairman, president and CEO of First Commons Bank. He also started an Internet Bank for Marsh & McLennan as chairman, president and CEO and separately, he has founded his own start-up businesses. His career includes running two established banks, Chemical Bank Delaware and Fidelity Trust Company in Utah. He began his career with ten years in packaged goods marketing with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson before transitioning into financial services with American Express. He graduated from Boston College as a "Scholar of the College" and from Columbia University with "The Business School Service Award" when he received his MBA.
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This book has a very interesting concept. Lessons from daily life that we can apply to business dealings. Nice font, nice enough cover and layout. Chapter One began well enough, a few editing changes I would have preferred, but okay. Then Chapter Two, pages 3 and 4, and more of these little editing mishaps and overlooks. It was then that I questioned whether this book was self-published. I looked at the last page and saw that it was. I'm not at all disturbed that the book was self-published. But unfortunately the author did not take his own advice. This guy owns a huge bank, and he's telling the readers how to have a successful business. I think one lesson that Tony Nuzzo did not learn is that he could have spent a little more money and hired a professional editor, and had a much better and more readable book. He did not.
The message in one of his later chapters is that what bank employees do reflects on the bank. Nuzzo is the CEO.
The style was interesting and the book could have been engaging. But with each new chapter, the copy editing became sloppier and sloppier. Really, nothing that a good editor could not have easily taken care of. Time references went back and forth and I was having to keep track of whether we were in the past or the present. Reasoning became circular. The style was 3rd grade. Too many commas. Chapter 8 drove me nuts, from "a new... era has begun..." to "such a clear sign" to "may be occurring" to "not at all clear if..." to "may start a major trend"... Chapter 9: Sudden change in person: from "us" and "millions of Americans" to "you" and "you need to." All basic stuff any English teacher would emphasize. By Chapter 10, I gave up. Reluctantly. It became too difficult to hold onto the point that Nuzzo wanted to make for each chapter.
It's a self-published book. NOT too late for Nuzzo to spend the money to hire a real editor who can make this book readable by the general public - and take his own advice.