I don’t know why I always have some skepticism for the bestseller lists, perhaps it’s my natural penchant for going against the grain, so books that have “More than one million copies sold” on their covers don’t really catch my interest that much. However, being in convalescence, The E-Myth Revisited (Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It) by Michael E. Gerber was lent to me and when I had to stay away from fiddling with my smartphone and chatting with friends, I finished reading this book and I would have to say that it makes a lot of sense.
Perhaps if I hadn’t gone through the failure and subsequent of our small business this year I would not have appreciated the book as much since it seemed to be common sense and sound theory at best but having gone through the actual experience of starting a business and it not working out, I would have to say that the author Michael E Gerber shared nuggets of wisdom which I wish we would have known before even starting the business. However, we cannot turn back time even if we wish to cry over spilt milk.
It is in this light that I wish to share that anyone who wishes to start a business with their talents and hard-earned money would benefit from reading this book as a primer even before starting out. The instinctive mistakes many neophyte business owners commit are discussed in the book. Most of the time when we start a business, we tend to be over-optimistic and let our dreams of success carry us away, and Gerber shares how we can fine tune our perspective and approach towards the business.
(c) Niconica 2015
I’ve recently come across these very interesting books by author Jon P. Bloch. I am impressed by his insight into human nature enough to wish to read all of this non-fiction books. If you enjoy reading my blog, I think that his books will appeal to you. They are well written and insightful. I have not finished reading all of them yet but I would like to share them with you. He is no stranger to the pain and emotional strife caused by emotional vampires and soulless emotional predators and is kind enough to share his insight with the rest of us who might have had to deal with difficult people to say the very least.
I have finished reading The Everything Health Guide to Adult Bipolar Disorder and am now reading The Loveless Family. He is able to relay quite well the convoluted psychological dynamics which exist in dysfunctional and loveless families. We might sometimes wonder whether we are being too needlessly suspicious or untrusting of people, but when we come across his descriptions of these dodgy characters we have grown up with, we start feeling a bit more sane. We realize that we might not have been imagining the ill intentions after all and it might not all be in our head that certain characters we have encountered in our lives are not unique to our own experience but do exist empirically.
I am looking forward to reading Handling Difficult People and I shall share my thoughts about it too. From what I have read so far, it is bound to be an interesting read. Thank you Jon P Bloch, Ph.d for making us feel that we are not alone in our difficult experiences. I look forward to reading more of your books along the same topic as the books above.
(c) Niconica 2013
This book contains a hefty amount of stories which fill our soul with wonder about the possibilities which are not immediately apparent and give us a sense that, as per the title, miracles indeed do happen. I like the fact that this book contains a lot of stories–more than the average–and give us the Dr. Brian Weiss stories we enjoy learning and hearing about, I just wish that the format was more similar to his previous books instead of the current format which contains article type inserts in the form of letters from the readers. I theoretically understand how having the letters of his readers/student/followers in the book would add a personal touch to it however, for some strange reason, I prefer it to be in the format where Dr. Weiss relates the stories to us from his point of view similar to Through Time into Healing or Many Lives, Many Masters. This is, of course, just a matter of preference in terms of formatting and does not in any way detract from the content and substance of the book which I could barely put down. I always enjoy books by Brian Weiss and look forward to more hefty volumes such as Miracles Happen which is filled with rich personal experiences and information.
(c) Niconica 2012