Book review blogger

26 04 2009

A few months ago I signed up to become a book review blogger for Thomas Nelson.  I’d been on a bit of a reading kick since discovering the Personal MBA and couldn’t resist the book review program when I read the details.

I really would like to post my thoughts on the five or so books from the PMBA that I’ve read (and the other Thomas Nelson book that I’m currently reading), but my schedule at this point doesn’t leave too much time for blogging.

Or, to say it more clearly — I haven’t made blogging a priority 🙂

Anyway, tomorrow I’ll be posting my first official book review blogger review on The Noticer by Andy Andrews.  It was a quick read, but a good book on the importance and power of perspective.

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Getting my MBA

1 09 2008

Earlier this summer I had the good fortune of speaking with someone about entrepreneurship who recommended The Personal MBA, which is a reading list of 77 top-notch business books.

Since learning more about business during graduate school I’ve thought a bit about the possibility of pursuing an MBA — but the reality is, I’ve had all the school I can handle for awhile.  So a Personal MBA seems like a great option at this point.

A couple weeks ago I put my Amazon Prime trial to good use and ordered the four books below with some seed funding from my grandmother 🙂 . I may order a few more before the end of the year.

So far I’m about halfway through The Ultimate Sales Machine, and I recently finished 10 Days to Faster Reading.

I was somewhat skeptical about a book on reading faster, but I can’t argue with the numbers: on Day 1 I was reading 400 words per minute with at least 90% comprehension, and on Day 10 I was at 600 words per minute and 90% comprehension.  Along the way I picked up some useful tips both on the mechanics and proper mindset of reading efficiently.

Of the set of books above, three of them are in the Quick Start category on the PMBA website.  After I finish those I’ll likely move on to a few books from the Productivity & Effectiveness section, plus one on communication: