Best of dadvice

Rated 5.00/5 based on 6 reviews
best of dadvice is a short compendium of important lessons in life and business for the aspiring manager or newly-promoted executive. it is ideal for students and anyone beginning a management career. many of the lessons are valuable at all stages of social and business life; some will stay with you forever. More

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About Noel Penrose

Noel Penrose has worked in business and management for more than 30 years and is an experienced senior executive in the marketing & advertising communications industry. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, member of the Institute of Directors, alumni student of Warwick University and a graduate of the Omnicom University Senior Leadership Programme at Babson College in Massachusetts.

Noel is Chairman of Juniper2, a business mentoring consultancy, and author of The Management Challenges of Growing a Marketing Services Agency, chronicling the five growth phases from birth to maturity and the hurdles faced at each step along the way.

Reviews

Review by: Anthony Seldon on Sep. 18, 2012 :
I have long searched for a concise document which will convey to young people the very essence of what it means to be an entrepreneur as well as to be a good employee. So much of education is concerned with teaching the young how to pass exams. This book gives young people wise and congenial hints on how to be successful, not only after they leave school and college, but how to make more of their lives during them also.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Neil Duffy on Sep. 11, 2012 :
The world has too many business books.

Worse than they are often promoted to the reader on the basis that there is some magic formula or step to "self improvement" that will linearly lead to making the reader a better and more successful manager.

Work and life are harder than that.

The particular charm of this book is that it sets out thoughts for those starting out in their career in an open and expansive manner, much of which will be readily applicable for life both inside and outside of the office.

As the contents were developed over time in the form of mails to the author's children there is a nice combination of looking at business theory and historical examples but also on how these are applied to what was happening in the world at the time of writing (I especially liked the impressions on leadership through the prisms of Obama and Cameron).

I am often approached by bright and ambitious young colleagues in the early stages of their career for advice, and have now taken to pointing them in the direction of "Dadvice" as part of our discussions.

Work and life are hard BUT work hard, be imaginative, be helpful, be moral, be positive - and you might just get there.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Philippe Crump on Sep. 06, 2012 :
Dipping into Dadvice should be part of any business leader’s daily or weekly routine. This is a collection of insightful lessons to help you face the multitude of challenges that business leadership brings, from a man who has a wealth of experience. It’s to the point, accessible, and should be within arms length of anyone running a business.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Mike Dawson on Sep. 05, 2012 :
This book began as a collection of useful insights, opinions, social skills and life lessons that the author wanted to pass on to his children, who were boarding at school and university. Hence the title. But don't let that put you off.

The 'Best of dadvice' contains 31 short 'chapters' on issues such as leadership, management, influencing and motivating others. The chapters feature inspirational quotes, practical tips, food for thought and even video links to additional online content. In all, this is a handy compilation of indispensible guidance for anyone who wants to get on in business and in life. I strongly recommend it.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Andy Maher on Sep. 03, 2012 :
Dadvice is a collection of valuable life and business lessons. The core theme of the book is to win with honor, lose with grace and always compete. Wise words, from a very wise man. Buy it. Read it. Improve your life.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Alan Smith on Aug. 31, 2012 :
Sage words of relevant advice from a man who knows.

Buy it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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