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 Reviews


biz-book-reviewThat’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 hardback copy, you’ll get breakfast 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 – login at 9:00,grab 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.  This is a monthly event and you don’t want to miss 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 – Getting Naked

Sales is difficult for most people – and even if you’re not a full time salesperson, you still need to sell. The good news is that sales is something everyone can learn to do (and be effective) but it might take a change in your mindset and approach. It might require you to Get Naked (figuratively, not literally… that’s a whole different kind of sales). 😉

Patrick Lencioni shares a compelling story about 2 very different consulting companies in California and along the way he illustrates why a lot of the conventional wisdom of how to sell doesn’t work very well… and more importantly what you can do to fix that. These are fairly simple ideas, but not easy… but they will make a big impact on not only how you sell, but also how you relate to clients, peers, vendors… even friends and family.

That’s the big idea behind this month’s book review – author Patrick Lencioni has written over a dozen fantastic books, including the Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Ideal Team Player. Getting Naked is a bit less well known, but it’s a fantastic book that’s extremely practical and real-world. He’s built and sold several businesses on his own and he know what he’s talking about.

Which makes it a great topic for a book review. We’ll talk through the big ideas and how to take action. Join us on Thursday, April 29th from 9:00 to 10:30 online for our next Business Book Review – This will be a great discussion and you’ll bring home some great ideas and meet some super smart people.


I hope to see you there!