Last week, I received two very cool books in the mail: One was Jack Hayhow's "The Wisdom of the Flying Pig
", and the other was Tim O'Leary's "Warriors, Workers, Whiners and Weasels
Now, I rarely read business books, (I would much rather read articles, studies and blogs,) but I tore into these with both pleasure and ease. Especially since they were free.
Will they change your lives? Probably not. But they both have the particularity of not
being the usual 10% substance wrapped in 90% fluff. And they have great little tidbits of advice like "Managers don’t get paid for what they do, they get paid for what their people do."
Definitely check them out.
Other than the books themselves, the way they got to me was kind of cool:
1) I wasn't really expecting them, so they were a nice surprise.
2) They were free.
3) They were accompanied by handwritten notes (yes, real ones) that referenced specific things about my blog. Both camps took the time to know me before they sent me their book. I like that.
4) "The Wisdom" came with a way cool battery-powered flying pig, which I thought was a very nice touch. (It'll be patroling the skies in my new office very soon.)
All in all, two great books, two very cool and well-executed un-pitches, and two class act authors.
Word of caution: If you take this post as an invitation to send me free copies of your book(s), please understand that -
If I don't like them, I probably won't mention them here at all.
If I hate them, I may say negative things about them.
If you pitch me too hard, I may say negative things about you
But if I like them, you can bet that I'll say something nice about them.
Jack, Tim, thanks a bunch for the books. :)