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Read This Before Our Next Meeting
Read This Before Our Next Meeting
Price: 4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Blindingly simple... but effective, 4 Aug 2011
An old boss of mine used to say that "the best thing about meetings is that they are occasionally cancelled." In this short and easy to read book Al Pittampalli proposes a whole new approach to meetings which makes absolute sense. Al's suggested approach will, if you give it a try dramatically reduce the number of meetings you go to, and those you do will actually achieve something. This book is for everyone who "manages by meetings" and anyone who is tired of attending meetings which are seldom more than seat warming sessions. Brilliant!

Sign Here, Here and Here! . . . Journey of a Financial Adviser
Sign Here, Here and Here! . . . Journey of a Financial Adviser
by Keith Churchouse
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.19

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4.0 out of 5 stars Sign here, here and here!, 2 Sep 2010
Sign here, here and here!... is a warts and all chronicle of both the development of Keith's career in financial services and the evolution of the sector itself. Keith describes his early life and career and the way he was influenced by his early exposure to both good and bad "management". These experiences have clearly been pivotal in establishing his key guiding principles; always represent yourself with integrity (rather than the interests of your manager/employer) and treat every customer as if they are a close family member.

Keith describes "that day", his big decision to set up his own business having reached the point where his frustrations with roles representing someone else, made it the only sensible option.

There are many hints and tips for any young aspiring financial planning professional, keen to learn from a high profile and very successful planner and avoid the mistakes Keith freely acknowledges he made along the way.

All the way through the book Keith tells his story against the backdrop of what was going on at the time and it is clear he would be a valuable member of any pub quiz team, particularly for the music and history rounds!!

Keith closes with an interesting insight into the prospects for the sector post RDR (about which he is very positive) and shares his views on the challenges we and future generations face, as we start to address the need to get the nation's finances back in shape.

An interesting, amusing, insightful and easy to read book.

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