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I had high hopes for this book, knowing the Bible has a great deal to say about the practical matters of life. However, I just couldn't keep listening to this. There were two instances that stood out to me that really made me question the author's biblical view and moral view. First, he used divorce as an example of change and how change can be positive. He said that he often encourages couples who are not compatible to go ahead and divorce and accept the change. What? The second is his ambiguous understanding of basic honesty, saying you should lie to a friend if it spares their feelings. Once again, what? Thou shalt not lie? While the book may usage some good advice for business, I would prefer to find that advice from someone I can trust.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Stop paying attention to all of those cute/inspirational memes and sayings that are posted all over the internet; they are so much rubbish. Listen to the wisdom handed down to, and through, the Jews. They have the successful history to warrant your attention.
It overwhelmed me to learn about the words and concepts that are not, and have never been, a part of God's language of Hebrew, and therefore are not things that we should be attaining to. For example, there is no word in Hebrew for retirement; God never intended for us to work and work for years so that we could eventually hopefully one day "relax" and do nothing or whatever we want. And there is no Hebrew word for "winning money" (do you lottery players hear that?). The Hebrew language teaches to earn money, not gamble for it or hope to win it. And the ancient Jewish wisdom (a new favorite phrase of mine) tells you how to be successful. It seems ironic, but the book teaches that you can be someone who works for a non-profit organization that helps people, but that you are always trying to get people to donate money ... OR ... you can be someone who is extremely financially successful and help more people in a much bigger way by having the large finances to do so. At one point, the book asks, and discusses, the question: Who has truly helped more people? Mother Teresa, or Bill Gates?
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
Powerful and insanely thought provoking as well as practical guidance for absolutely anyone seeking to build phenomenal business relationships. Blown away with rich content, including strong well known business examples and not just Biblical extracts. Crafted as a business book, it delivers that and more. Can't wait to give it another listen!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I was an instant fan of this book. It's easy to read , the chapters are not too long and the narration is engaging.
The real draw for me was the insight into 'ancient Jewish wisdom' as the author puts it.
I've haven't had so many 'aha' moments in single book.
The lessons will challenge you with varying degrees depending on your initial mindset but I encourage you to come with an open mind, it's a powerful collection of wisdom that goes far beyond business.
I look forward to the second read as there is much to put into action!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The education I never received in school I received it in the Bible, thank you Rabbi Daniel Lapin.
great read for understanding why we have progress and wealth. The why and how we achieve results and reason for doing this