Friday, November 4, 2011

Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business is a lost art in today’s society, but in the book by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch, we are freshly challenged and encouraged to put people before personal gain. Malloch’s book is one of the most engaging and on-time books I’ve read in the past several years. He uses common sense and good morals to communicate the necessity of doing business the right way. Some might call him old fashioned, I say he has good sense (and I’ve under the age of 30).

While it is engaging and he has tons of common sense, it is missing witty verbiage. The book’s tone is sort of cold and matter-of-factly. It’s not one I ran back to read (it doesn’t warm the heart, so-to-speak).

I do, however, greatly enjoy the scientific approach to making a case for good moral business. The real life examples he uses are large-scale realistic ones that support the teachings of good morals.

My final criticism is that it could have been and should have been more blatantly written from a Christian world view, not a “good” world view.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Free Book is just okay

Brian Tome's Free Book is pretty much stating all the obvious, in my opinion. There is no spectacular revelation between the covers that would warrant reading it. Tome seems to be trying to hard to write a good book that it comes across as superficial. I'm sure Tome has great intentions, and there are good nuggets in the book, but a lot of it feels like he's trying to make a really cool name for himself.

Tome's rant about motorcycle laws, for example, seems indulgent and is, in my opinion, rebellious. Jesus didn't teach rebellion against laws. The Bible tells us to give honor where honor is due; pray for those in authority so we can live a quiet and peaceable life; and so on.

I give this book 2 out of 5 stars overall. It's just "okay".

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