on 4 February 2004
Some time ago I read the excellent "Let's Get Real Or Let's Not Play" by Mahan Khalsa. He's listed as one of the authors of "BusinessThink" but after buying it I discovered that Khalsa appears to have had very little to do with this book. In a long list of author acknowledgements he doesn't even feature! The problem with "BusinessThink" is that it's just a rewrite, and a poor one, of "Let's get Real". Whole sections are taken verbatim from "Let's Get Real". But there is no hint in the introduction, or elsewhere, that "BusinessThink" is just a slightly reworked "Let's Get Real". This is shabby cynicism that shouldn't be rewarded. Avoid this book. Get the much better original that Khalsa did write.
on 29 May 2002
What I really like about this book: it's concise and easy to read, lighthearted, and very practical. Too many books these days go on and on giving 'case studies' and citing references, leaving you little practical stuff to try out. This one stands out, and although a lot of it is common sense, it helps to have it spelled out for you and driven home. If you want a simple and effective methodology to get better at making good business decisions, you'll find it here.
on 24 May 2002
This important work shows you how to jump out of your existing business rut without jumping into a deeper hole. Using thinking techniques remarkably similar to those taught by the newer creative thinking book Why Didn?t I Think of That? - Think the Unthinkable and Achieve Creative Greatness, the authors help you find clarity, purpose, perspective, and, above all, truth, in your business thinking - lessons you can apply to all your thinking at work and home.