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  • Posted January 24, 2011

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    Best thing since sliced bread

    This book will give you the long overdue kick in the butt that you and your company have been needing. This book is fluff-free and full of top-notch business excellence. I couldn't recommend it any more.

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  • Posted November 9, 2009

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    The Real Deal

    Having worked for George at American Management Services in sales for 11 years I am uniquely qualified to review this book. I can personally attest that George doesn't just preach his "Profit Rules" for business success; he lives by them, as do his disciples at AMS. Working in outside sales for the company I lived by performance while witnessing literally dozens of non-performing salespeople die for lack of satisfactory results. Many of these were truly good people but that wasn't the point, results was - still is - and always will be.

    On the sales side, I personally conducted over 3000 meetings with business owners while working with AMS. Of course they weren't all failing enterprises and, if your business is truly succeeding right now, this may not be your most relevant read. However, if you are like the countless number of business owners I met with who are not earning what they believe they're worth, are not effectively controlling but rather feel controlled by their businesses, and suspect they may be getting in their own way, then this book belongs on your must read and reference list. Sure, there's plenty of tough talk here and it's doubtful the majority will agree with all George prescribes - this is serious medicine for the serious condition of business mediocrity and failure and I think many will find it a tough pill to swallow.

    However, one thing is certain, George and the Mosca brothers at AMS are the real deal and if you can handle the hard truth and commit to a proven process, you can achieve new levels of personal success and profitability from your business.

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    Posted October 5, 2009

    Don't waste your money

    You need to go back on the docks and count heads of lettuce.

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