Jim Allen

"The Big Idea Coach"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (7 of 9)
Location: Odenton, Md USA
Birthday: Sept. 20
In My Own Words:
I am a professional life, small business & guerilla marketing coach and writer living in Maryland. I publish a biweekly ezine, THE BIG IDEA, through my website CoachJim.com. In addition to reading about small business and personal improvement, I enjoy ancient history, philosophy, and mysteries (Rumpole, Hamish Macbeth).


Top Reviewer Ranking: 498,008 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 9
The One Minute Apology: A Powerful Way to Make Thi&hellip by Ken Blanchard
I have to admit: this is only the second ONE MINUTE MANAGER book I have read. While I appreciate the brevity and conciseness Blanchard uses in these books, I find the stories he wraps these messages in to be, well, trite. That said, I found THE ONE MINUTE APOLOGY to be of interest enough to overlook that drawback. Sure, it's still a rather silly story delivering the message, but the message itself is solid, rock-solid.
A recurring complaint of the ONE MINUTE MANAGER approach is that it routinely over-simplifies complex subjects. Well.... yeah, it does, and thank goodness. Life is complicated enough. Business moreso. What people need, what people want are simple solutions to help them… Read more
Warrior Queen <b>DVD</b> ~ Alex Kingston
Warrior Queen DVD ~ Alex Kingston
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
As a fan of public television, an anglophile and an armchair historian (particularly Roman history) -- not to mention a long-time Alex Kingston fan -- I held high hopes for this WGBH produced tale of the brave and brutal Boudicca.
Those hopes were dashed in the first few minutes of the program and were never revived. My interest (and worse: the spirit of Boudicca) was brutalized by an incredibly poor script, that was brought to life by trite performances -- the result, I'm sure, of a wandering directorial view.
In trying to be a combination of historical drama, historical romance, morality tale, war film, and mystical allegory, WARRIOR QUEEN ends up failing on all counts. It's not… Read more
The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One La&hellip by Douglas Adams
It's fitting that this audio edition contains guests and narrators like Stephen Fry, Richard Dawkins, Terry Gilliam, et. al. In addition to helping bring this wonderful collection of Adam's work to life, they bring an additional sense of connection to the man behind (within?) the words.
Some fans of Adams fiction may not like the extensive nonfiction pieces included, but those people will miss out on some of the best gems of Adams' wit and wisdom. Most others, though, will realize that there is a vast archive of columns and articles, letters and speeches, (many published outside the U.S.) that we have missed.
In all of the pieces, nonfiction and fiction, Adams' crisp humor and… Read more