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- Print Length: 423 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Likeable Publishing (October 20, 2013)
- Publication Date: October 20, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GAPKWCK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,567 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Likeable Leadership: A Collection of 65+ Inspirational Stories on Marketing, Your Career, Social Media & More Kindle Edition
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I had to dock a star because of the formatting that makes navigating the book difficult. It lacks both a linked Table of Contents and NCX chapter navigation that would allow readers to skip from chapter to chapter.
Yet, as I read through it, all of those things that I just listed did not build up as a collective strike against the book. Instead they made it unique and thoroughly likable. This book is like having a long conversation with Dave and hearing his unbiased thoughts recollections of his life, and his hard earned insights. I have read dozens of books from John Maxwell, Darren Hardy, Colen Powell, etc. and you rarely hear such honest recollections at the failures and flaws that drove the inspirations that made them the leaders we know today. This book is like a fireside chat with Dave after a great meal where the conversation flows and splinters into a dozen topics. Each one no less full of insight or constructed with less detail than the one before, and all relating to a carefully crafted central theme.
- Matt Knight
And all this at a first meeting when I did not even know him well nor did he know me.
Subsequently I have got to know him a lot better and marvel even more at his truly helpful nature.
And the reason I mentioned this tale is that this same approach permeates the entire book. He does not give you dry theory. He give you eminently practical and immediately actionable tips in bite sized pieces. You can, literally, start reading from anywhere and read as much as you like and find some nugget that will help you with any problem you are facing.
The best part is that it is also truly inspiring. Dave has built a successful business and wants to help you do the same but also to build a successful life. And he is sincere about this. For example, he talks about meeting Senator Frank Lautenberg on a flight to Boston and what struck him is that this accomplished individual, who had run successful firms like ADP and introduced landmark legislation including bills that banned smoking on airplanes, was proudest of his children and grandchildren. That was/is his lasting legacy and Dave urges you to ponder this as you scurry about your daily life.
The book is organized into sections: The first is on leadership and inspiration. The second on your career. The third on Marketing and Social Media and the last is a miscellaneous catchall of musings.
The chapters are short and the titles are catchy: 3 weird truths about business; 5 marketing lessons from Lady Gaga; The most essential social networks for CEOs; 3 leadership lessons from a total loser; you get the idea.
Those catchy titles are good marketing. When your curiosity is tickled you tend to open the chapter. But then you better get useful information. I have been really peeved many times when an intriguing headline made me respond to an offer and what I got was garbage. Dave avoids this trap. You do get useful information and lots of it. Many of those tips are gold and some can, literally, change your life.
For example, most of us are painfully aware that we have chronic weaknesses that are keeping us from reaching our potential. And we have tried hard to overcome them with little success. Dave gives you a method of embracing those weaknesses and actually turning them into a competitive advantage. Say you are disorganized. Hidden in there is the strength that you are creative. The trick is to recognize this and come up with a strategy to capitalize on it and find a way to not get torpedoed by the downside. There are LOTS of great examples and many of these are super idea generators in their own right.
My one quibble has nothing to do with the book itself. Amazon's Kindle makes it impossible for you to go to a particular section immediately. and there are no page numbers to help. So you have to painfully navigate to the section you are interested in. One way around this is to print out the darn thing and put it in a binder - and I am going to do this. I hope that the print version comes soon because that will be more practical for a book like this.
Read this book if you:
are in anyway entrepreneurial
enjoy positive thinking
Want to know how to grow business and
Live a happier life
Don't read it if you:
Want to remain an average start up (which means you'll probably fail)
Don't want to learn anything new
Are trying to live like a hermit
Dave's book will challenge you to expand your way of thinking and give you practical advice on how to change your business practices and your life. His book has connected me with many useful resources that have propelled me in the direction of actually doing something with my ideas. 5 stars doesn't mean "I liked it" it means "I loved it, you will too, or you'll be missing out"
Thanks for sharing your experiences and insights, Dave.
Coach and Writer
5. Team Playing
9. Surprise and Delight
The rest of the book is filled with helpful tips and insights like these. I also enjoyed in the book "What a Five-Year-Old Can Teach You About Courage." As with other books from Kerpen the story-telling and ease of reading is top-notch. If you enjoy this, which I know you will, I suggest reading his other works.