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Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Disclaimer: I received an early copy for free from the author. This book is not only for "business" people. It is for everyone. It will help you with communication, time-management, effectiveness, managing your boss, and many other aspects of your life that determine if you are happy or not. This book is about how to be the best employee or boss you can. It is not really thick but it is so packed of useful, applicable information, written so clearly that you will read it for fun several times. This book covers a wide variety of topics so that anyone can find something applicable. There were some topics I wished the author had explored a bit mor thoroughly, but he gives you enough to get the gist of it. It was easy for me to follow the principles in this book. It is not abstract, yet it doesn't dwell on the obvious things. In my professional career I had to learn many of the points in this book the hard way. I found many pieces of advice that can help me right now with the issues I am facing, and the book even pointed out several things I should be working on in the very near future. This book is also perfect for people in college or starting their professional career. I wish I had had this book when I started. I am not sure if I had ever read this book only based on the title. The content of the book is great, it is the title that was putting me off. First of all, the word "Business" is so vague. This book is not about being an entrepreneur, or building a business. I think a better word would have been "career". It is really about how to be better in your professional (and even personal) life, and enjoy your work to the most. Now, the second part of the title was the real offender for me. It is a bit distasteful. But truth be told, the author's writing style is so straight-to-the point and clear that I can understand why they named it like that. The author even teaches you how to write as clearly as this book is written. Overall this is one of the best non-fiction, non-technical books I have read. I will be re-reading it many times and each time I will pick one point to work on.
The chapters are short enough to allow frequent breaks in reading, but you will not want to put the book down. The author is straight to the point. All of the chapters are relatable. At the end of each chapter, there is a summary of what was discussed. There are also examples of what to say when placed in certain situations. I can't think of another book where I laughed and nodded my head in agreement so many times. The title might seem scary, but take a chance and open the book. You will be glad you did!