I was recently offered the opportunity to work on a book launch for Alan C. Fox, a successful businessman and editor of Rattle. The book was something right up my alley that I’d read anyway, given my penchant for non-fiction audiobooks.
The book, People Tools: 54 Strategies for Building Relationships, Creating Joy and Embracing Prosperity, is being released today and Alan was kind enough to send me a copy beforehand to acquaint myself so I could best help the buzz surround the book launch. While it wasn’t too short, the 54 chapters went by quickly and I found myself nodding to many of the principles found in the pages.
Note: Alan and the team didn’t ask me to write this review, I am doing so because I actually liked the book and probably would have read it on my own (as I mentioned earlier).
Some of the advice Alan mentioned in his book is common sense, while some is offered at a unique perspective that I hadn’t thought of before. Alan did a good job of explaining the strategies that have worked for him (both personally and professionally), without being pandering or condescending: a difficult feat.
While 54 strategies seems a little overwhelming at first, reading each strategy in bite-sized chunks is what worked for me. I enjoyed reading a bit each night, whether it was about how to communicate better with my professional contacts or how to avoid negativity through brushing off the haters (of course, I’m paraphrasing here).
If you enjoy reading book by such greats as Stephen Covey and Tony Robbins, you’ll enjoy People Tools.
If you’d like to know more about the book, here is the website.
Thanks to Alan and the team for a great, supportive project initiative and I wish Alan the best on his book.