Sunday, November 12, 2017

Check Out Daren Martin's Books - Beached Whale & The Sink - Book Review

I got "Beached Whale" and "The Sink" in one mail from the author - Daren Martin in the exchange of the honest review. I accepted both books but didn't download that time. I completely forgot about books after that. Last week, while checking emails I found the mail and instantly downloaded book to Kindle app. I finished both books within an hour. Yes, both books in an hour because both are just hardly 20-30 pages long.

Blurb of Beached Whale
Companies and the leaders within them struggle to achieve results. With the advances in technology companies are either running successfully into this new world, or failing to keep up. Is your company beached? Stranded on the sands of past success? Slow and steady no longer wins the race.

Beached Whale will equip you to evaluate if your company has become beached. Do you have a coordinated enterprise company, or do you have a company mired down in bureaucracy? You could be a Beached Whale company. There is only one way to find out.

Blurb of The Sink
Ever met a stranger who changed your view of life forever? Could one sentence change the way you look at relationships? Work? Maybe even your world? There are many day to day interactions that we brush off as unimportant. What if we saw more? What if we left the world better, in each moment, than it was when we arrived? Even if that meant doing hard things. What would that look like? What would that mean for your job, for your family, for your life? Consider what could happen if we took responsibility for not just our mess, but cleaned up found messes, even if it isn't ours. What could this mean for a company? What if you taught your employees to take initiative to leave the world and the things around them better than they found them? The Sink is the story of the small moments that make the biggest impact in our lives and our business, if only we pay attention. All it takes is one moment to transform and shift our perspective. Like the book Who Moved My Cheese, The Sink will ignite individuals, employees, leaders, and CEOs in organizations across the world to give more, pay attention to the details, and achieve results by leaving everything better than the way they found it.
Beached Whale - Here, the author quoted an example of a whale stuck on the beach. It is so gigantic in size nothing can be done. Slowly, it will die. Same way the author has talked about corporate giants like blue whales who don't understand that they are beached and they would end up dying slowly. The author has shows ways to identify a beached company and how to unbeach them.

The Sink - This book is written with very simple yet powerful quote. "It's not a bad idea to leave things a little better than how you found them." The author has shown ways to apply this quote in life.

Both these books are nicely narrated with proper examples. The author knew how to make self-help books interesting. He kept interest intact until last paragraph.

Talking about rating of Beached Whale
  1. Title - 4/5 (Meaningful title)
  2. Cover - 3/5
  3. Context & Content - 3/5
  4. Concept - 3/5
  5. Overall - 3/5
Rating of "The Sink"
  1. Title - 3/5
  2. Cover - 3/5
  3. Content & Context - 2.5/5
  4. Concept - 3/5 (All marks for the quotation)
  5. Overall - 3/5
Beached Whale can be found on Amazon US & Amazon India
The Sink can be found on Amazon US & Amazon India
Goodread Links - "Beached Whale" and "The Sink"


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