When I was a young girl I loved the book Peter Pan by James Barrie. It was not because Peter would never grow up – I could not wait to grow up. No the cool thing was that because Peter believed that he could, he could fly! And, with the help of a bit of pixie dust, he could help others fly too.
Well now, at long last, I am grown up. Actually I have been grown up for a while and my days are spent in the business world, not an imaginary Neverland.
This September, I have been keeping my promise to share an inside look at some great new business books. We stared things off with The Recipe: A fable for leaders and teams by Amilya Antonetti – a fictional lesson in leadership, followed up by a great book full of real life leadership examples, Good Boss, Bad Boss by Robert I. Sutton, PhD out of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Then we shifted gears and explored the question Are You Ready To Be An Entrepreneur with Marty Zwilling. All of these books have great tips for leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations, but the stories take place at right here on the ground.
Now for a peek a a new book that is specifically designed to help you and your business rise to new heights, Rebel Brown’s new book – Defy Gravity.
For a bit of fun, my friends at Metro Studios helped me put together a short video review of the book for Rebel – take a look…
(Can’t see the video? Click here to watch on YouTube.)
I’m not the only one who did a little bit of video for our favorite rebel, lots of her friends got into the act. To see the video montage, click here.
So what’s Rebel’s secret for defying gravity and helping your business take off? First she starts with a great analogy between aero dynamics and business flight. According to Rebel, “We either climb higher or we crash and burn. The status quo does not cut it any more.” The next section in the book dives deep into the sources of gravity – the things that hold us down followed up with the things we must think about and do to achieve high velocity growth and more importantly, to sustain it.
So if you are like me and have always wanted to fly – you might want to give your business a lift, and check out Defy Gravity. In a world where good enough isn’t good enough anymore, Rebel Brown has pulled together the right strategies, tips and thought provoking advice to help your company soar. If you and your team are ready to defy gravity – this book will get you started. Don;t just take my word for it – here are a few gravity defying tips from Rebel Brown…
(Can’t see the player? Click here to watch Rebel’s message on YouTube.)
Thanks for stopping by. Stay Tuned…
PS. Rebel has a special offer of a free 80 page workbook she is sharing with friends that buy the book on launch day, September 14, 2010. This is the same workbook she uses with clients, realigned with a more general business perspective in mind. This Workbook will help you apply the lessons of Defy Gravity in your own businesses – so you can breakout and soar to profitable and sustainable growth. To learn more, click here . (NOTE: this link is live ONLY on September 14, 2010)