Book review: The Greatest Prospector by Ken Dunn

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Book Title:  The Greatest Prospector in the World by Ken Dunn
Category:  Adult Non-fiction, 198 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction / Business / Sales
Publisher: Next Century Publishing
Published: Nov 3 2015
Available in: Print, PDF
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Tour dates:  Feb 1 to 26. 2016
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

Laura Dunagan, was born in the gold prospecting days of rustic Alaska in the early 1900’s. When Laura was 14 years old, her father was trapped under a mud slide while prospecting in a nearby river and died. Laura was forced to move to Chicago in the care of her rich Uncle Joe. Laura hated Uncle Joe because he forced her to leave the river, but also because he had left the family prospecting business to move to Chicago years before she was born.

Laura discovers that Uncle Joe made his fortune selling insurance and was the owner of the largest insurance company in Illinois. While wondering through the mansion one day, she found Uncle’s Joe personal den. In it, she discovered an entire new life that would lead her to heights that she would never had realized panning for gold in Alaska. Uncle Joe used the 6 gold prospecting rules for safety to prospect new clients for his insurance company and in doing so, discovered the secrets to wealth in selling.

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Meet the author:  

Ken Dunn is one of the leadership training world’s up and coming great speakers and trainers. An incredible hunger to learn and teach others has led Ken successfully through five different professional careers in the past 25 years.

Ken began a policing career at the age of 18. He was involved in the policing world’s most exhilarating and challenging disciplines, including undercover drug and surveillance work, S.W.A.T. team work, aggravated child abuse, frauds, aggravated assaults, illegal weapons smuggling and homicides.

Today, Ken regularly speaks to groups in the direct sales, mortgage, insurance and banking industries. He uses humor and his own experiences to inspire audiences around the world. Ken lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife, Julie, and children Matthew and Laura.

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REVIEW: (written by Anne Benard)
I enjoyed the unique approach the author chose to explain his sale principles. Having worked in the industry, I`ve heard my fair share of inspirational rag to riches stories and many come across as a bit too preachy. This fictional story of feisty Laura Jewel Dunagan grabbed my attention from the start since the story is engaging and well written. You just can`t help but find yourself rooting for Laura as she struggles to figure out how she can reach her potential and fulfill her goals.
The author’s philosophies of what makes a successful salesperson are well explained while the reader is entertained. If you need a bit of motivation in sales or even in life, take the time to read this book.
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Book spotlight: The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism without Consumerism by William Irwin


Book Details:

Book TitleThe Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism without Consumerism by William Irwin
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 203 pages
Genre: Philosophy / Politics
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
Release date: October 2015
Available for review in: print and ebook, ePUB, PDF
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Tour dates: Nov 30 to Dec 11, 2015
Content Rating:  G

Book Description:

THE FREE MARKET EXISTENTIALIST is unique because it is the first existentialist defense of libertarianism, bringing together two approaches that traditionally have been viewed as incompatible. Existentialists emphasize the importance of subjectively choosing one’s values and determining the meaning of one’s life. Libertarians champion strong property rights and the individual’s prerogative to live in any way that does not cause harm to others. Ultimately, individualism is the link between existentialism and libertarianism, producing a philosophy that values freedom and a corresponding responsibility.


· Why existentialism is the ideal balancing agent, the perfect partner for capitalism, allowing us to reap the benefits of a free market while encouraging us to resist crass consumerism.

· Why a free market existentialist must take the responsibility to choose work that he or she finds meaningful rather than aimlessly drifting into work that is alienating.

· Why the income tax is tantamount to theft and should be repealed. Instead, an “equal tax” policy is a better alternative, wherein the state is conceived as a club in which members pay equal dues for equal benefits.

· How evolutionary theory fits with existentialism to help us confront the “final delusion” of objective values.

· How love and law can largely replace the motivating role of conventional morality.

Not ending a debate but aiming to start one, Irwin proposes free market existentialism as a new competitor in the marketplace of ideas.

In clear and accessible prose, The Free Market Existentialist begins an important conversation for the 21st century that will be of interest to scholars, students, and the general public alike.

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William Irwin is Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Philosophy at King’s College in Pennsylvania. He is the author of Intentionalist Interpretation and scholarly articles on Sartre, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. Irwin originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books with Seinfeld and Philosophy in 1999 and is currently the General Editor of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.

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Book review: Through the Fire by Chris Uyi


Christopher Uyi is an Economist, Business Strategist and Life Coach. He is currently the Principal Partner of i54 Consulting Ltd. A strong believer in educational excellence and philanthropy, he is the founder of Uyi Christopher Ibhazehi-oria Foundation.

Chris is a prolific writer who, in his words, ”does not write for fun but writes to deliver a message”. He has published several well-acknowledged articles and two life/mind uplifting books.


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Published by Quickfox Publishing Team, South Africa, these discourses were originally written as an article and have been expanded into a small volume of work.  The author’s intention in publishing this work is “to present the reader with the balm of spiritual healing to assuage the pains and scars suffered from the heat of life”.

It comprises several sections, namely “In the Fire”, “Desire”, “Passion”, and “Sorrow”, to name but a few.  There are many Biblical as well as secular quotations that the author uses to support his discourses.

To be honest, I found it a little difficult to follow the author’s train of thought or philosphies.  Nevertheless, there were some examples  that show the benefit of using common sense and practicing self-control which I found to be true.  “Good thoughts breed a good conscience and a good conscience is the foundation of peace” was one of the statements I agreed with.  Someone who enjoys reading literature with a philosophical touch would enjoy this book.

I received a copy of this book from the author free of charge.

Available in both Kindle and paperback formats.

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Book review: life, sentiments & realities by Chris Uyi


Christopher Uyi is an Economist, Business Strategist and Life Coach.  He is currently the Principle Partner of i54 Consulting Ltd.   A strong believer in educational excellence and philanthropy, he is the founder of Uyi Christopher Ibhazehi-oria Foundation.

Chris is a prolific writer who, in his words, ”does not write for fun but writes to deliver a message”.  He has published several well-acknowledged articles and two life/mind uplifting books.

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This mini book endeavours to teach you how to get the best out of life with respect to work and business as well as on a personal level.  It covers topics such as religion, family, business, work, love, solitude and patience.  He uses quotes from the Bible, the Koran and well known personalities to add force to his thoughts.  It is point by point and is easy to follow.

From what I understand, Chris tries to emphasize that hard work and common sense are two factors that will help us avoid pitfalls and give us a sense of accomplishment and success in our life.  Some of the quotes were very apropos such as “books give information; work gives knowledge”, “patience is not just the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good disposition while waiting” and “one of the aims of solitary moments is for us to make war with ourselves, gaining virtues and defeating vices”.  I admit that I do not agree with everything Chris has to say, especially when it conflicts with Biblical principles or deals with interpersonal relationships.

An interesting read, I feel I did benefit from some of the advice in this book.

I received a copy of this book from the author free of charge.

Available in both Kindle and paperback formats.  You can find his book on Amazon.

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