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  • Business Book Reviews

    Want more business success?  Then keep learning!!!

    The most successful business owners making learning a priority.

    Studies have repeatedly shown that the most successful business owners are those who are constantly learning new ideas.  The good news is there are lots of great business books out there to learn from – the challenge for most of us is finding the time to actually read them.

    Interested in Past Business Book Reviews?  Consider hosting one for your team or a networking group!

    Time to check out Aspire’s Business Book ReviewsBusiness book

    That’s where Aspire’s Business Book Reviews come in.  A regular ongoing series where Kansas City business owners and professionals will be able to pick up the key ideas and themes from a great business book…and figure out how to start applying those ideas right away.  For less than the price of a hard back, you’ll get breakfast (or maybe lunch) and a complete summary and review of an important book.

    And the best part?  You don’t even need to read the book!  We’ll cover the key points, have a great group discussion and get you on your way.  You’ll walk out with a several page summary, some new knowledge and introductions to like minded business owners and professionals who also want to learn and be successful!

    The morning meetings may be kind of early – but we’ll have coffee and breakfast for you and you’ll be on your way, smarter, happier and better looking than you were before (well at least smarter and happier).  We guarantee it!

    Here’s what people are saying:

    “I thoroughly enjoyed the group discussion around the key points of the book…”

    “The best 1.5 hours I’ve spent in a long time.”

    “I thought this was extremely valuable.  It was very inspirational and my head is already spinning with ideas and things I want to implement.”

    “Saved me time – gave me important information – had interesting discussions!  Went back to work!  (Great use of my time)!”

    “This was a great experience.  It allowed me to get the benefits of a book without having to read it all first!  Shawn knows what he is doing and any time with him leaves a lasting impression.”

    “This really added a dynamic to the way I would have been able to think about and comprehend the material on my own.”

    Who should attend?

    Business leaders and professionals who have a need to keep learning, but don’t have the time nor the inclination to read (i.e. a lot of smart people we know)! 

    How does it work?

    We’ll keep it simple – come in at 8:00, Aspire will provide breakfast (something tasty – bagel, pastry, kolache…) and some coffee and we’ll get rolling.  You’ll have a few minutes to meet the other attendees and then we’ll dive into the review and discussion of the book.  About 1/2 the time will be spent covering the key ideas and the other 1/2 will be more of a group discussion.

    We’re limiting the group size to 30 or so, small enough so everyone can participate, but large enough to have a lively exchange with lots of different viewpoints and ideas.

    We’ll close on time and get you on with your day, secure in the knowledge that you know now more…and will be more successful.

    Complete Guarantee

    If for any reason you don’t feel like you learned at least a couple of useful new ideas, then you will get a complete and cheerful refund…and get to keep your summary!

     If you’re interested in getting notified for the next Business Book Review, contact us at 913.660.9400 or use our Contact Form and we’ll get you on a mailing list.  The plan is to make this a regular (every 4 to 6 weeks) event and we hope to soon have a schedule out.

    Also – if you would be interested in having a Business Book Review done for your company or private group, let us know – it can make for a great team building and growth type of event. Look here for more information and a list of available titles – Book a Business Book Review from Aspire!


    This Month’s Business Book Review – The Happiness Advantage by Shawn AchorThe Happiness Advantage book

    It turns out you don’t have to be super serious, grim and forceful to have a successful business. In fact the data clearly shows that promoting a positive workplace, helping your team enjoy what they do is how to create the most successful businesses. Author and Social Scientist Shawn Achor calls this The Happiness Advantage and in the book of the same name he also explains the 7 Principles on how to create a positive (happy) workplace.

    Join us on Tuesday December 15th from 8:00 to 9:30 for our next Business Book Review on The Happiness Advantage – hosted by Highpointe Financial in Bldg 84 at Corporate Woods. This will be a great discussion and our new space in Corporate Woods has more room (and natural lighting) – we’d love to see you there.


    I hope to see you there!