Diane’s Book Reviews

Book Review – It’s Not About You by Bob Burg & John David Mann

Without giving away the whole story and the message (you have to read the book yourself for that) in this little 120 page book, we are reminded that nothing about our business or being of service is really about us – it’s about the people we serve.


Book Review – Switch by Chip & Dan Heath

“Switch” is a book whose principals are applicable to you whether you’re a parent, a student, an business owner, and employee, or anybody in between. Some parts of the book were logical enough but brought to my attention things I don’t often think about.


Book Review – Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Book Review – Start With Why by Simon Sinek – There hasn’t been a book that has affected me in the way Simon Sinek’s book “Start With Why” has in a very long time…maybe ever, and I read a lot, so that’s saying something. To say that this book has changed me and the way I do business today would be a massive understatement.


Book Review of “A Return To Love” by Marianne Williamson

I don’t know how I have managed to have “A Return to Love,” by Marianne Williamson on my book shelf for so long without reading it but I’m sure glad I read it now. To me, this is a book that should be a must read for all human beings. As I make my own…

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Book Review of “Run” by Ann Patchett

I don’t usually read fiction, but I have friends who, for years, have been encouraging me to read more fiction, so when a good friend handed me “Run,” a novel by Ann Patchett, I was a little skeptical, but it was the holidays so I decided to read it. Wow!  I was surprised at not…

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Book Review of “The Next Millionaires” by Paul Zane Pilzer

Paul Zane Pilzer is one of my favorite authors and I have read every one of his books. This might strike you as odd, especially if you know that Paul Zane Pilzer is an economist (and they are usually boring, full of bad news, and stuffy). Paul Zane Pilzer is anything but any of those…

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Book Review of “Ignore Everybody” by Hugh MacLeod

The book “Ignore Everybody And 39 Other Keys to Creativity” by Hugh MacLeod, is an interesting book about many of life’s topics. I’m not sure who recommended this book to me but it was a quick, fun read with some great points. In “Ignore Everybody And 39 Other Keys to Creativity” there really are 40…

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Book Review of “Love Is The Killer App” by Tim Sanders

In “Love Is The Killer App,” Tim Sanders talks about a topic we, as small business owners and entrepreneurs don’t hear about very often and talk about even less…love, related to business.  (if it makes you more comfortable, you can substitute the word caring, charity or compassion for love.) Tim defines love in business as…

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Book Review of “Take Time For Your Life Book Report” by Cheryl Richardson

I’m sure my friend and business associate was trying to tell me something when she recommended Cheryl Richardson’s book “Take Time For Your Life: A 7-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want” to me. Like a lot of entrepreneurs and small business owners, I have a tendency to put work in front of almost…

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Book Review of “The Lifetime Laws of Growth” by Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura

“The Laws of Lifetime Growth” by Dan Sullivan and Catherine Nomura of Strategic Coach is another small, quickly read book packed with just a ton of great information that can be very impactful in your life. There are so many great nuggets in this book there is no way to cover them all in this…

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