August 22, 2014

Book Review

The Ride of a Lifetime by Paul Teutul, Sr

I have watched a few seasons of American Chopper and formed the impression of Paul Sr as nothing more than a big, mean, dumb, oaf. I could never figure out how he made so much money (other than through his celebrity status), so I decided to get his (this) book and read about his business skills.

I must admin, I was very impressed with this book. In fact, I found it much better than some of the expert professional business and management guru's. Paul Sr is not as dumb as he may seem on television.

The book is under 200 pages and contains fourteen chapters on how Teutul thinks and operates his business. Some of the topics include: passion, change, leadership, hiring people, and learning from mistakes. This is a quick easy read, but is full of useful information.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in business or management. I believe it should be required reading for all college business students as well. This book will be added to my collection.

August 11, 2014

Book Review

How to Let God Solve Your Problems: 12 Keys to Finding Clear Guidance in Life's Trials by Charles F. Stanley

The purpose of this book is to guide the reader into a better understanding of why God allows us to experience times of trials. I don't think the title reflects the purpose of the book. In fact, after reading the book, I am not sure what Stanley's 12 keys to finding clear guidance from God really is.

I couldn't get into this book for some reason. It did not appear to be laid out or presented in a manner that flowed together nicely. This is certainly not Stanley's best book. The book is light on Scripture references explaining and demonstrating the power of God at work.

There is nothing wrong with what Stanley writes, but even though it is less than 100 page and a quick read I don't recommend this book.