to Succeed in Business and Life
Read by Bill Rancic
Apprentice" and Donald Trump have made Bill Rancic a recognized
personality. Bill has chosen to expand on his recognizability by
writing a book based on his personal philosophy on how to be successful
in the business world, as well as in personal life.
Rancic uses personal incidents to
illustrate his points. Some of the stories reflect his youth and
then move into college and later years. Many of the incidents reflect
mistakes that he made and he makes the point that you can learn
more from mistakes than from success. This personal touch gives
the reader an insight into Rancic, as well as makes the listening
enjoyable as well as informational. He is also frank about his shortcomings
and what he did to overcome them. Motivation is a point that he
stresses for both personal, as well as business ventures.
area that he delves into is putting a value on your own time that
is reasonable, and not settling for less. This sounds great, but
he also is realistic in setting his goals and acknowledges that
some people do not have the resources and/or ability to realize
their own worth and hold out for it.
use of quotes from famous and not-so-well-known persons give additional
emphasis to the point Rancic is making. He uses a variety of quotes
with ease and familiarity. One example of a quote that I enjoyed
is "Most important decisions facing a company are made by individuals,
not by committees," from Lee Iacocca.
speaking voice is pleasant and entertaining. He is able to emphasize
what he feels is important, as well as interjecting a sense of humor
to the stories. The speech flow is smooth and conversational. One
aspect that older teens will appreciate is that this is audio book
is not preaching at them, but sharing experiences, which makes the
listening a pleasure.