Friday, September 4, 2009

"There's More to Life Than the Corner Office" Book Review & {Giveaway} (CLOSED)

"The corner office has become symbolic of high performance and success," says author and former CEO Lamar Smith. "It's an office that men and women all over the world strive to occupy. The CEO is the modern equivalent of royalty and the corner office is the 'throne room.'"

"The corner office" is the epitome of American business success. I've seen it in my life so many times. And even when it's not in the business world, people in our society are always striving for bigger and better. We really do want to "keep up with the Joneses," even if we're afraid to admit it.

I'm not a business woman (and probably never will be), but the concept of striving for the best is not lost on me. Even as a stay at home mom, I look at other people and think they've got it more pulled together...or they have something better than me...or they are a better person than me. My goals always get higher and higher and harder to reach.

And the question for some business people is are they willing to do what it takes to get to the top? If so it will probably mean hurting people and relationships along the way. I have seen this happen to people I know, and I'm sure you have too.

The book "There's More to Life Than the Corner Office" by Lamar Smith touches on these very issues. He tells us a story of a business man who figured out how to achieve all he wanted. Instead of hoarding his wisdom, the astute businessman chooses young men to pass along to. He invest his time into them to help them realize what the most important things in life are.

I love the way this book is written. Sure it's characters are businessmen, but the book appeals to everyone. The lessons in the story are pertinent to people in all walks of life. And the story is one that appeals to everyone. I enjoyed the storytelling, and I couldn't put this book down. (I read it in about an hour and a half to two hours.)

"There's More to Life Than the Corner Office" is a great read for anyone you know. And with Christmas coming up, I think it would be a wonderful gift or stocking stuffer for especially the businessperson in your life.

Buy It: "There's More to Life Than the Corner Office" by Lamar Smith is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Win It: I have one (1) copy of this book to giveaway to my readers. See how to enter below.

To enter: Visit the book website and comment about it. (Whatever you want to say about the book or website or author.) As always be sure to add your e-mail address with your entry, so I can contact you when you win.

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This giveaway is open now through Tuesday, September 22nd
. I will post the winner on Wednesday, September 23rd. Good luck!

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*A product was received for the purpose of this review.*


Deleted said...

I can't believe you finished it so quickly! At first I didn't think I'd be interested in the book by it's title but after reading your review and hearing you say how it can be for the everyday person just trying to go further in life made it more interesting to read. Then I read the Christmas idea you suggested and I would love to give this to my Dad for Christmas, he's been in school for a couple years and is finishing the end of this year on a business education. So this would be a great idea to hand to him. Thanks for the chance lady! Didn't know you did book review/giveaways :)

Nowheymama said...

This sounds like a perfect gift for my husband.

Katrina said...

the website was super plain but your review actually made me want to get it for my husband sounds like a great read for him

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Suzy said...

To be honest, the website wasn't that thrilling to me. However, your review actually made this book sound interesting and I think my husband and my dad would both enjoy it.

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I also entered the Labou giveaway.

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Diana D said...

This book sounds interesting. The author seems to focus on striving for your goals in life without affecting your emotional or physical well being. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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