Monday, September 12, 2011

Review: Fire Someone Today by Bob Pritchett

Bob Pritchett, Fire Someone Today: And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success. Nashville: Nelson Business, 2006.

A winsome, witty and worthwhile read!

Bob Pritchett, President and CEO of Logos Research Systems, Inc., shares more than a score of useful business practices that can be applied in nearly any commercial setting.

This is the first book on business that I have read cover to cover and I found it to be very helpful.  The chapters are brief, the arguments are crisp and clear while also being amply illustrated.  I also learned a great deal about the company that produces Logos Bible Software.

Although I currently am a business owner, I have learned invaluable lessons about what business owners need and are looking for in employees, as well as what makes for "an excellent employee" (see ch. 21).  I have already tried to implement some of the lessons learned and have been able to introduce some of these ideas to my immediate boss.  I am looking for more ways to apply the many lessons I learned from this book.

Chapter 14: Read, is one of my favorites (the book person that I am).  In this chapter Pritchett argues that business owners cannot afford not to read.  Furthermore, encouraging your employees to read broadly and providing for them a platform for sharing the lessons learned from their reading is invaluable to your business.  To guide the reader, Pritchett comments on five categories of reading (News, Inspirational, Technical knowledge, Ideas, and People) and eleven excellent sources for finding these types of materials to read.

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