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Lines From Barnabas

Author: Alex Okoh

Publisher: Kr8tiv Krest Ltd (+234(0)7098008924)

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi

This book is thematically about how managers and leaders can motivate employees in the workplace. The use of the word “Barnabas” in the title is just to stress the need for every organisation to have corporate catalysts that are like the Bible Barnabas. Corporate catalysts are those who influence others to think effectively and generate positive results in the workplace. Therefore, this text entitled “Lines from Barnabas” could not have come at a better time.

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7 Strategies For Wealth and Happiness

Author: Jim Rohn

Publisher: African Pastors Literature Trust

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi


Wealth and happiness are two of the great desires of human beings. In short, they often go together because most people that are financially wealthy tend to be happy because of the attendant financial independence. I am sure this realisation must have informed why Jim Rohn decided to entitle his book “7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness”. Rohn is America’s foremost business philosopher who has helped people of all walks to improve their lives. His tapes and numerous appearances have made him a powerful influence in the lives of millions of people. He is acknowledged by his peers as a pre-eminent teacher as regards success and happiness discourse.

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The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day

Author: John Maxwell

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi


In the corporate environment today, great leaders are required to achieve success. Leadership is the ability to lead others by influence. Great leaders never desire to lead but to serve, and there are some minutes that are very critical to leaders’ success daily. The desire to educate (prospective) leaders on these critical minutes informs my choice of this book entitled “The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day” with the subtitle “Revitalise Your Spiritual and Empower Your Leadership”, for review. Read the rest of this entry

Co-opetition: Cooperation and Competition

Authors: Barry Nalebuff and Adam Brandenburger

Publisher: Profile Books

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi


The only thing that is constant in life is change. This means one needs to embrace it to avoid being swept away by its tide. Like I said in my earlier article “Employing Modern Language of Competition”, the old concept of competition interpreted as enmity is now outdated. And one of the textual “evangelists” of the modern concept of competition is this book entitled “Co-opetition”. It is written by Barry Nalebuff and Adam Brandenburger, who are professors at Yale and Harvard respectively. Nalebuff and Brandenburger are pioneers in the practice of applying the science of game theory to the art of corporate strategy.

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Say It in Six

Author: Ron Hoff

Publisher: Andrews and McMeel

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi


Time, they say, is money. We all have an equal number of hours in a day. However, while some achieve much within the available hours, others achieve less or nothing. At the organisational level, the same thing manifests. It is interesting to know that this is due to effective time management or lack of it. This is why I want us to X-ray this book entitled “Say It in Six”, with the subtitle “How to Say Exactly What You Mean in Six Minutes or Less”.
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How to Manage Your Business and Get Results

Author: Peter F. Drucker

Publisher: Self-improvement Publishing

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi


The desire of anybody setting up a business is to make profit and sustain the business. But mastering the fundamentals of business success is critical to making any headway in one’s business engagement(s). This is especially so because business is both an art and a science. That is, it is a matter of practical experience, calculation, foresight and fortune.
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Audit Instinct

Author: Obasesam Omini Etimita ( +234(0)8078788727; +234(0)8135172062 ; Email:


Publisher: Successworld Publications

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi


Recent realities across the world have shown that for countries and organisations to achieve sustainable development, auditing needs to be embraced. Even individuals that want to succeed in life must engage in regular self-auditing. This is because one of the fundamentals of (personal) financial success is financial discipline which finds practical expression in prudence and accountability.

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Personal Annual Resolutions

Author: Akinlolu Olasupo

Publisher: Bottom Line Com. And Marketing Co. Ltd

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi


One of the things people do at the beginning of every year is to make resolutions. However, having resolutions without being committed to them or knowing how to set them in motion does not guarantee results. That is why we are reviewing this book entitled “Personal Annual Resolutions”, written by Akinlolu Olasupo, a Nigerian.

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Sales Secrets From Your Customers

Author: Barry J. Farber

Publisher: Religious Broadcasting

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi


We are examining another sales book written by Barry J. Farber because selling is very critical to business success. Farber is the president of Farber Training Systems, Inc., and has trained thousands of salespeople, managers and trainers to reach new levels of sales success. He has been featured on CNN and other international radio and television shows. Read the rest of this entry

How to Win Customers and Keep Them for Life

Author: Michael LeBoeuf

Publisher: Pastoral Care Publishing

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi

For any business to make profit and survive, it must have enough (loyal) customers. The decision of Dr. Michael LeBoeuf to write this book entitled “How to Win Customers & Keep Them for Life” is therefore commendable. LeBoeuf is an internationally published author, business consultant and dynamic professional speaker. For over twenty years, he was a professor of management at the University of New Orleans, retiring at age of forty-seven.

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