A missed opportunity - disappointing,
This review is from: The Bluffer's Guide to Your Own Business (The Bluffer's Guides) (Kindle Edition)
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I'd expected to enjoy it for several reasons:
- I spent nearly 30 years working in the commercial world, exposed to the endless round of jargon and changing trends for business success
- I've set up my own small business and thought it would be either amusing or helpful
- I have a keen sense of humour and like the self-deprecating kind that I'd expect from a Bluffer's Guide
This book was therefore a big disappointment. Having received a free copy, I did my best to read it through and get the most out of it, but I found myself constantly struggling even to get through it. I thought the key characteristics would be wit and humour, and although there was the odd wry aside, it was actually quite a serious book at points. However the humour and the serious advice were too mixed together for it be either one thing or the other. A less experienced person buying the book to help him or her get to grips with the world of work might be hard-pressed to work out what was serious and what was satire.
This could have been a much better book and it seems like a big missed opportunity for the publisher to come up with the concept and throw it away. It would put me off picking up other books in the series.
The only thing I did like about it was the format - cute, pocket sized, a bit like a Berlitz language guide. A good size and shape for the Bluffer's concept. I'm sorry that that is the only nice thing I can find to say about it. :(