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Pecan Pie: 32 Business Success Strategies Passionately Baked to Order Paperback – October 18, 2010
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Bob Gambone Sr. is a retired executive from Giant Eagle Inc. He started his career as a cashier and through 36 years held a multitude of positions receiving over 124 awards including three President Awards. Bob's education and training includes Robert Morris College, Dale Carnegie, Phillip Crosby's Quality College, Toyota Production System, Leadership Advantage, Interpersonal Management Skills and Coaching for Success. Currently he attends Michelle Donovan's Referral Institute. In 2009, Bob founded Passion, Leadership, Results, a company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs tap into their passion and ignite their leadership in order to grow their business. Bob is presently known as the "working entrepreneurs' business coach," and will undoubtedly be branded as the "Pecan Pie Guy" with the release of this book. He is highly recognized for his face-to-face, customized coaching process. Bob is a certified instructor of "Coaching for Success." His award winning business career spans almost four decades and he has coached / mentored over 400 business leaders. Bob helps entrepreneurs grow their business by tapping into their passion and leadership, synergizing his wisdom, resulting in goals not only being achieved, but exceeded. Bob is a member of BNI (the world's largest networking organization), Pittsburgh Airport Chapter, where he serves as ambassador and growth coordinator. Bob is also a member of the Referrals For Life Community, affiliated with the Referral Institute. Bob and his wife of 30 years, Marianne, are Pittsburgh natives and have three children and two grandchildren. Bob enjoys spending time with his family, networking, jogging, and improving himself personally and professionally by reading books and attending continuous education courses. Bob believes that a business coach is so valuable to a successful business that he employs his own personal business coach. What is one thing most people do not know about Bob? Back on August 13th 2005, he jumped out of an airplane from 13,500 feet...of course he had on a parachute!
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Bob’s book is filled with stories, a strong strategy for a writer who wants to teach through example, and each story becomes a guidepost on the way. Want to motivate employees? Light fires in their heart—not under their feet! Want repeat business? Focus on customers "as real people with authentic needs.” Want employees to work in a supportive and caring atmosphere—provide the careful training that is an authentic “expression of [your] concern.” Bob’s is a book with heart, and like his tagline: “passion—leadership—results,” that heart is rooted in people and relationship.
I recommend Pecan Pie to any reader who is looking to walk the path of servant leadership. You will learn; you will expand, and you will prosper.
That ravenous consuming of "Pecan Pie" was about a year ago. I have been craving a re-read of the book, but planned this time to savor the chapters more fully. Each of the book's chapters - slices of pie - is 2 to 4 pages. I decided I would chew each slice slowly and then allow a few days for the `pecan' of wisdom it contained to digest fully before starting the next slice.
Using this approach, my second helping of "Pecan Pie" took me almost three months to finish. After reading each chapter, I made notes and pondered the lesson from that chapter for a couple of days. What amazing concepts I absorbed from this repeat course of "Pecan Pie."
The book has few pages, however it reinforces the concept that good things come in small packages. If you will let it, Bob's book can lead you to some marvelous personal insights; great ah ha moments.
You owe it to your future to read this book. I have read literally thousands of books; few warranted a second reading. I have now read "Pecan Pie" twice and will likely read it many more times. Thank you, Bob Gambone, for such delectable, easy to digest ideas we can implement for our success!
In a fun, easy-going, and humorous way, Bob creates a successful recipe that anyone can use. Whether you are a business leader, strategist, economist, or an everyday working "Joe", the tips about life, leadership, and success that Bob presents are heartfelt, sincere, and . .. well . . . simple! Business success strategies don't have to be complicated, and Bob does a wonderfully refreshing job communicating the simple, yet elegant, ingredients to find success not only in business, but in life, as well.
This book should be on every business leader's desk to remind them that life and business are only as complicated as we make them.
Bob's wisdom is from experience, his advice is practical and helpful. If you are a business coach, attorney, banker, or anyone who works with professionals or entrepreneurs, this is an ideal gift that will be appreciated! Enjoy
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Bob is not one of those self-appointed gurus dispensing the highest wisdom from the mountain top. Those folk give me a rash. Bob offers true wisdom gained from his many years as a change agent within one of the largest retail food companies in the nation. His advice is simple yet profound; it arises from his business acumen, his knowledge of and compassion for people, and his ability to draw you into his life and empower you to take up your business with greater understanding and renewed energy.
Buy this book! Taste the wisdom within. And watch your business grow!
Neal Griebling, Future Design Studio, Inc.