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Building the Happiness-Centred Business [Paperback]

Dr.Paddi Lund
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  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: Solutions Press; Second edition (2004)
  • ASIN: B0010EBJLE
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,475,513 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Business, happiness, and money never mixed... until now.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational 4 Mar 2008
This book is great for anyone who runs or works in an organisation small or large. It sends a simple message reminding us that our behavior, and attitude is something which we have power over, and which ultimately affects those around us and in business has a direct impact on the bottom line. Whilst we are at work we are living our lives - we may as well make the most of it. It is a simple and perhaps very obvious message, and is quick to read but it could be life changing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Book I Frequently Recommend... 11 April 2012
Reading this book is a little like reading a fairytale for business ownership.

If you enjoy stretching the boundaries of your thinking to reveal completely new ways of doing business, this book will introduce ideas that will really make you think.

It's a book about making your business work for you, your team and your customers. In his approach to business, Paddi does away with the compromises often seen in business (like if the customer is always right, how does that make you and your staff feel?). Instead, he created a dental practice for himself that is geared for an unlikely outcome - happiness.

Happiness for the business owner means lots of profit, a stress-free environment and sensible working hours. Happiness for the team means no streas, no talking behind each others' backs and never having to smile through gritted teetch at bad customers - he sacked his worst customers. Happiness for the customer means exemplary customer service that set his practice truly in a league of its own.

It might be an expensive buy (even the electronic version from his website is pricey), but the lessons it teaches will open your eyes to a new way to think about small business strategy.

I said at the start of this review that it's a bit like reading a fairytale for business ownership. While writing my own book - Double Your Business: How to Break Through the Barriers to Higher Growth, Turnover and Profit (Financial Times Series) I had the opportunity to meet Paddi over dinner and saw at first hand his keen eye for creating magical moments in customer service. It made me believe everything in his book and to appreciate just what is possible for a niche business to create.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only available from the publisher? 23 Oct 2011
This is a great book. But.... It is far too expensive! Come on Paddi, make it available on Amazon and go for volume.

But there's some good practical, usable stuff inside and a great story of Paddi's dental practice.

If you run an SME this is a great read.
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