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It's Not About You: A Little Story About What Matters Most in Business Hardcover – September 20, 2011
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"I''m not typically a fan of business books written in fictional formats, but I love this book. It explains leadership principles I care about deeply, principles that truly matter. Read this book. You''ll enjoy the journey and become a better leader and a better person in the process."---Mark Sanborn, "New York Times" bestselling author, "The Fred Factor"
"It really "isn''t" about you. It''s about your team, your customers, your community, and your legacy. Share this book with those you care about."---Seth Godin, "New York Times" bestselling author, "Linchpin"
"Lighter and more readable than many business books, with accessible language and universally applicable lessons."--Kirkus Reviews
"Burg and Mann have, once again, masterfully employed common sense and good judgment to show that success happens when you have an egalitarian spirit, practice Golden Rule behavior every day, and empower your people to make decisions from their hearts and souls. I LUV this book."--Colleen Barrett, President Emerita of Southwest Airlines
"Bob Burg and John David Mann are wonderful storytellers, particularly when it concerns what matters most in business. "It's Not About You" is about anyone who wants to be successful and respected. This story has a lesson for everyone."--Harvey Mackay, author of"Swim With the Sharks"
"It really "isn't" about you. It's about your team, your customers, your community, and your legacy. Share this book with those you care about."--Seth Godin, author of"Linchpin"
"A manifesto for twenty-first-century leadership packaged in a fun and engaging story. Buy this book and get it in the hands of everyone in your company!"--Darren Hardy, publisher of Success magazine, author o"The Compound Effect"
"This book captures the essence of life and leadership. I recommend it!"--John C. Maxwell, author of"The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership"
"At Zappos, part of my role is about helping to create an environment where employees feel empowered to come up with their own ideas for fulfilling our vision and growing our culture. "It's Not About You" reveals this same philosophy: Get out of the way, so your employees can lead the way."--Tony Hsieh, author of"Delivering Happiness" and CEO of Zappos.com
"I'm not typically a fan of business books written in fictional formats, but I love this book. It explains leadership principles I care about deeply, principles that truly matter. Read this book. You'll enjoy the journey and become a better leader and a better person in the process."--Mark Sanborn, author of"The Fred Factor"
About the Author
Bob Burg and John David Mann are the coauthors of The Go-Giver and Go-Givers Sell More. A former top sales professional, Burg is a sought-after speaker and the author of Endless Referrals. Mann has been writing about business, leadership and the laws of success for more than twenty-five years.
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A well-written business parable which tells the story of Ben, newly promoted to Mergers and Acquisitions by his company, and in charge of securing the takeover of a chair manufacturing company, Allen and Augustine. Ben begins this negotiation thinking it's a win or lose situation. But then he meets the wise Aunt Elle, who teaches Ben that both sides can win if the negotiation is handled correctly.
This book is packed with lessons about Culture, Leadership, Negotiation, Integrity and Trust. Try doing business in the long term if you are deficient in any of these attributes. It teaches that business is about people long before a product or service ever enters the mix.
Ben begins by trying to win over the company. In the end, the company wins Ben.
Read it. You won't be sorry.
The book has a couple of storied links tying it to the authors book, The Go-Giver; which is also an excellent book written in the same novel style. We keep both of these books in our personal library of self-mastery books and use them both as part of our home school curriculum and as tools to help others discover self-mastery.
I'm in a "people" business & the practical applications of what is taught by these books are invaluable to the success of my biz. "It's Not About You" will be a asset in helping me continue to be others focused.
Thanks to both Bob & John for another amazing read.