J. Estill

Helpful votes received on reviews: 66% (97 of 146)
In My Own Words:
Jim Estill is CEO of SYNNEX Canada, a $1 Billion+ wholesaler of computer equipment. He is an active blogger at www.jimestill.com


Top Reviewer Ranking: 70,845 - Total Helpful Votes: 97 of 146
The E-Myth Revisited Cd Unabridged: Why Most Small&hellip by Michael E Gerber
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I recently re-read E-Myth and E-Myth revisited by Michael Gerber ([...] His thesis is to work on the business, not in the business. He is a big believer of systematizing and documenting processes. Dumbing things down so anyone can do them.

Although the primary thrust of his books are targeted at small business (and since I started my business from 0, I am a bit of a small business person despite running the Billion dollar company), there are some gems for larger businesses as well.

It speaks to scalability. Creating a system that can grow and does not require any specific person in order to do this. Then polishing the system at every opportunity to make it better… Read more
Why We Buy: The Science Of Shopping by Paco Underhill
5.0 out of 5 stars Flash of the obvious, Feb. 4 2008
An awesome new business book I read was Why we Buy - The Science of Shopping by Paco Underhill. This one is a business book primarily of interest to retailers (although I see similarities in retail and online habits). Paco (and his researchers) followed and recorded the behavior of tens of thousands of shoppers. From this he is able to run a consulting business that makes recommendations to retailers on minor changes they can make to increase their sales.

Examples include - Provide a spot for people to sit, especially the person who brought the shopper. Leave parking spots for people at fast food places since 10% of the customers buy then go eat in their car. Children and old… Read more
Success Is Not a Spectator Sport: How to Take Acti&hellip by Charles Marcus
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I read a book Thursday called, "Success is not a spectator sport How to Take Action and Achieve More" by Charles M. Marcus. I love the title. I am a big believer in taking action. Success only happens with action and involvement.

This book is a tremendously fast read and touches on most topics from the most successful books and speakers that I have read and heard. I would call it a motivational refresher course. The problem with that is it can be somewhat shallow in places; however, because the basic concepts are inherently challenging, it does act as a good review.

One thing that I like about the book is it is chocked full of good quotes like:

"Only those… Read more

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