Rules of the Hunt is a collection of advice to entrepreneurs from a successful entrepreneur. The author is a sales and marketing person, so a substantial amount of the advice falls into that category, although there is advice covering many, many topics.
The topics are tidbits. These aren’t lengthy chapters on each piece of advice. Some are as short as two sentences. Johnson only takes as much space as he needs for each topic – making this a book you can pick up when you only have a minute or two.
There probably aren’t many tips in the book that you don’t already know, but it is always good to have a refresher.
As the title says, this book is targeted at professional women. It is a study of two things at once: 1) the art of negotiating, and 2) the differences between men and women when it comes to negotiating.
It is a very practical guide. It lays out each part of a negotiation and gives tips for women about how to approach it. It also covers each side of the coin: how to negotiate in a certain situation and how to counter when you are on the receiving side.
Our Own Terms has a secondary topic that is very helpful for any woman who has a goal of leadership. Many of the topics covered are relevant to professional women whether in a negotiation or just trying to get your job done. As a result, I learned a lot about leadership as a byproduct of learning a lot about negotiations.
Stand Out, Dorie Clark’s latest book is a great practical guide for anyone looking to do something more fulfilling in their life. We each have something to offer the world, and for most of us, it isn’t what we are currently doing in our day job. This book walks you step-by-step through the process of identifying your idea, building a following, and turning your idea into a business that makes an impact.
One of the best features of the book is that Clark provides a list of questions at the end of each chapter that will help you think through the lesson of the chapter. Follow these questions, and by the end of the book, you’ve got yourself a well planned business idea.
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