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The Bezos Blueprint by Carmine Gallo

The Bezos Blueprint: Communication Secrets of the World’s Greatest Salesman by Carmine Gallo is well-researched. The author has analyzed and scrutinized twenty-four letters written by Jeff Bezos to Amazon shareholders. Anyone who likes literary research will enjoy this book. The author mines letters, speeches, and online content. He then crafts the resulting blueprint- the subject of this book.

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Carmine Gallo entertains and educates his readers. He presents a new writing concept in each chapter. He then uses a writing sample from Bezo, quotes a writing book, and delivers exceptional results.

The Bezos Blueprint: Communication Secrets of the World’s Greatest Salesman by Carmine Gallo is listed as a business and leadership book. The category is fitting for the content. However, I would also include this as a writing book or literature study book. Not just a book, this has the elements of a fantastic college course. Each chapter in the book is worthy of examination. As a leader of a large international ministry, I find the authoritative writing style breeds success. As a writer, I find the elements of sentence and grammar refreshingly brilliant. Cover to cover, this book is a useful resource. Like me, you’ll want to read it more than once.

This book is helpful for business people. It’s also helpful for authors, writers, and bloggers. There are many great tips on writing, word choices, metaphors, and sentence structure.

“Simply put, fancy words put people to sleep. How do you decide when to pick a short word instead of a long one? The answer is simple. Use short words to talk about hard things: a crisis, a complex idea, or a big idea that you want listeners to remember.” -Carmine Gallo

As a book reviewer, I have read a few other books about Jeff Bezos. The Bezos Blueprint: Communication Secrets of the World’s Greatest Salesman by Carmine Gallo is unique by focusing on the communication style, rather than the accomplishments of Bezos.

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from Netgalley and also purchased a copy for my library. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

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About this Book

The communication and leadership secrets of Jeff Bezos and how to master them, from the bestselling author of Talk Like Ted.

Jeff Bezos is a dreamer who turned a bold idea into the world’s most influential company, a brand that likely touches your life every day. As a student of leadership and communication, he learned to elevate the way Amazonians write, collaborate, innovate, pitch, and present. He created a scalable model that grew from a small team in a Seattle garage to one of the world’s largest employers.

The Bezos Blueprint by Carmine Gallo reveals the communication strategies that Jeff Bezos pioneered to fuel Amazon’s astonishing growth. As one of the most innovative and visionary entrepreneurs of our time, Bezos reimagined the way leaders write, speak, and motivate teams and customers.

The communication tools Bezos created are so effective that former Amazonians who worked directly with Bezos adopted them as blueprints to start their own companies. Now, these tools are available to you.

Change Your Brain Every Day by Daniel G. Amen, MD

Change Your Brain Every Day: Simple Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Memory, Moods, Focus, Energy, Habits, and Relationships by Daniel G. Amen, MD is a helpful resource for life. These pinpoint questions help you pay attention to the daily state of your brain. Like the check engine light on your car, these 366 practices keep your brain functioning at high efficiency. Page by page, the book offers readers a daily dose of brain wisdom, based on 40 years of experience.

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Dr. Daniel Amen spices his book with humor, authority, wisdom, and gentleness. He speaks to the reader as he would speak to a family member. He desires healthy living and longevity for everyone, and breaks down his brain habits into 366 tiny steps. In this activity-oriented book, each step leads towards the desired goal of the reader.

Knowing our brains can digest small habits, I especially enjoyed how the author does not complicate the process of brain healing. He is kind and patient with his words, not judging or shaming readers for their faults and failures. If this eventually becomes an audiobook, I would listen to it daily as I prepare for my day!

“Change Your Brain Every Day” by Dr. Daniel Amen is brilliantly written with compassion for the reader. Yet, he does not enable bad behavior or make excuses like a codependent mother. Doc Amen desires change in his readers. He wisely shows them how to get from where they are today, to where they want to be in the future. Step by step, and easily digestible!

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Book Description

366 Days to a Better Brain, Mind, and Life!

In Change Your Brain Every Day psychiatrist and clinical neuroscientist Daniel Amen, MD, draws on over 40 years of clinical practice with tens of thousands of patients to give you the most effective daily habits he has seen that can help you improve your brain, master your mind, boost your memory, and make you feel happier, healthier, and more connected to those you love.

Incorporating Dr. Amen’s tiny habits and practices over a year will help you:

  • Manage your mind to support your happiness, inner peace, and success
  • Develop lifelong strategies for dealing with whatever stresses come your way
  • Create an ongoing sense of purpose in a way that informs your daily actions
  • Learn major life lessons Dr. Amen has gleaned from studying hundreds of thousands of brain scans

Imagine what you could learn by spending every day for a year on a psychiatrist’s couch. In the pages of Change Your Brain Every Day, you’ll get a year’s worth of life-changing daily wisdom from Dr. Amen, one of the world’s most prominent psychiatrists.

Today is the day to start changing the trajectory of your life, one tiny step at a time.