Patriots. A novel of survival in the coming collapse. James Wesley, Rawles. 2009. ISBN 9781569755990. I picked this up at our local shared library , and it is quite an eye opener. If you ever were curious to peak inside the mind of the uber right wing US survivalist “group’ this is the intro for you. Weapon, retreats and self sufficiency are all in here in the form of a fictional account of the US society completely unraveling after a series of catastrophic financial meltdowns. No power, gas, government, food supply, and roving gangs of brigands who want your stuff. Throw in the troops of Europe who come reorganize the country and if that doesn’t make you paranoid what will. The author is quite the blogger on this topic and if you wanted the detail on weapons, communications, bomb making and guerrilla tactics why they are there too. Sounds like the only safe place is a farm in Idaho with all your teaparty friends.
- James Wesley Rawles: The Coming Collapse – Pepare NOW! But if the Power Grid Goes Down, All Bets Are Off (sgtreport.com)
- Rawles: “It Would Be Impossible to Disarm the People of This Country” (shtfplan.com)
- Alex Jones Show: Monday (4-16-12) – James Wesley Rawles (panoffolin.wordpress.com)
- Rawles: “It Would Be Impossible to Disarm the People of This Country” (sgtreport.com)
- Profiles in Prepardeness (sgtreport.com)
- Letter Re: Home Invasion Defensive Planning (survivalblog.com)
Power Questions. Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others. Andrew Sobel, Jerold Panas
Power Questions. Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others. Andrew Sobel, Jerold Panas, 2012 . ISBN 9781118119631. Wow, the book is a combination of extremely potent, useful questions for every situation you may encounter and a personal journey of self analysis for the reader. You may not be able to put this one down, I read it in one sitting, knowing I would return to it again and again. All salespeople have been in the situations they authors lay out and we all wish we could have done a better job at the time. This is a compelling well written easy read, suitable for a cross country flight.
- 10 Power Questions To Get You Through The Toughest Conversations (howtolearn.com)
- Posing good questions is often the best answer (usatoday.com)
- Power Questions – Book Review (fundraiserbeth.com)
The Iran Threat. President Ahmadinejad and the coming nuclear crisis. Alireza Jafarzadeh.2007. ISBN 9781403976642. This book will not let you rest easy at night. Its from a one time insider in Iran who is now a respected Iran watcher in the US. He lays out how the early lectures by Khomeni forecast what would happen after the fall of the Shah. The “pious old man” hijacked a country that was on its way to a more democratic state and over the years created this fanatical fundamentalist religious oil fueled infrastructure that has no compunction at sending nuclear bombs to Israel. the US and other non Islamic countries. The president si just another crazy radical under the thumb of the mullahs and their pursuits. The goals have always been to upset the Middle East structure – building Hezbollah to disrupt Lebanon, sweep into Iraq after the US removed Saddam, support Al Qa’ eda where ever, disrupt Afghanistan and Pakistan wit IEDs and suicide bombers, assassinate foes/leaders anywhere in these states and elsewhere, rig elections, restrict all rights, the list goes on. Various Western govts have tried to appease the mullahs – which is taken as a sign of weakness. They relentlessly press on to have weapons to unleash on any and all. There is no western logic, humanity or really much Islam in their thinking. So today we are in a world that has fewer dollars to wage wars, weak Western leaders and another rogue state, Iran which treats its population as badly as North Korea does. All bets are off and the sooner the west has a way to harness the Iranian peoples opposition to their yoke, the better. The author gives solid examples of what to do. However in vain attempts to appease the Iranian leaders, the West usually does the opposite of what is needed. This is a country that lies about everything.
- Who wants Israel to bomb Iran? (warsclerotic.wordpress.com)
- Iran: Christians Arrested In Khorasan’s Principle Cities of Mash-Had and Neishabour (hopeforthisworld.wordpress.com)
- You: To Nuke or Not to Nuke? (thedailybeast.com)
- Iran: Ahmadinejad Says All Nuclear Activities Under IAEA Surveillance (eurasiareview.com)
- Ahmadinejad invites Egypt President to Tehran (investmentwatchblog.com)
- Ahmadinejad – West is against Iran’s scientific, technological progress (ionglobaltrends.com)
- Iran says country will will ‘confront’ new EU oil sanctions – FOX News (foxnews.com)
- Iran Nuclear Talks to Continue as Tone Heats Up (nytimes.com)
The Accidental Salesperson. 2nd ed.Chris Lytle.2012. ISBN 9780814430866. The first ed. sold 50 000 copies and the 2nd has been updated to include the new tools available. To me the basics never grow old. Very few of us in sales started out intending to be salespeople. We could not go to school to learn how to. We accidentally became salespeople. This is a book for all of us who still want to become all that we can be as salespeople. This is how to be efficient and effective at the same time. I like his focus on the buyer. The author really hits the nail on the head and makes this book eminently readable and usable. The system and process laid out is potent medicine in the hands of an individual salesperson and dynamite in the hands of a sales manager. See www.theaccidentalsalesperson2012. com for more gems and useful bits. This book is great for a 4 hour plane trip (ea way) but plan on being engrossed in it. I am thinking this is the salesbook of the year for me.
- Make Monday Morning Meetings Work (business2community.com)
- Why I Hate CRM Systems for Sales Prospecting (thesaleshunter.com)
- New Salespeople Take FOREVER to Get Up to Speed! (salesarchitects.net)
- Confidence as a Sales Tool (thesaleshunter.com)
- Why Prospects Lie to Sales People and How to Change Their Minds (business2community.com)
- Would You Buy From Yourself? (thesaleshunter.com)