Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Future is Smart: How Your Company Can Capitalize on the Internet of Things--and Win in a Connected Economy by W. David Stephenson ISBN: 978-0814439777 (Hardcover) ASIN: B078B6JG53 (Kindle Edition)


This is one of those cases that we did not know what we did not know.  In the book
The Future is Smart: How Your Company Can Capitalize on the Internet of Things--and Win in a Connected Economy by W. David Stephenson, the author tells his readers some pretty amazing things.

Who knew that we needed wireless dumpsters? We would have to say that this book has truly been an eye-opener.

Stephenson does a great job at explaining this new technology so that even a big ol’ redneck can comprehend it.

Five Star Review


The Future is Smart is very well-written and engaging.  We give it all five stars. This book is something that anyone in business should read for new ideas.  It is also of interest to the average person. Many of the examples listed are products we use every day and readers will recognize them.


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Book Review: How Customers Buy…& Why They Don’t: Mapping and Managing the Buying Journey DNA by Martyn R. Lewis ISBN: 978-1635765144

Available August 15, 2018

If you are like us, you have read countless books on selling.  By now you probably are thinking, another program du jour on selling, right?


This book is really targeted more towards B2B selling than those of us in B2C selling.  However, there is still a wealth of information for all in sales.

You won’t get away from those graphics that it seems every sales improvement program thinks are the only tool in the toolbox.

Other than that, the material is presented in a simple, straightforward manner that is easy to read and understand.

If you are in B2B sales, How Customers Buy…& Why They Don’t is an important tool for you.  If you are in other sales, this may help you as well.

We give it all five stars.


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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Journey to WOW: The Path to Outstanding Customer Experience and Loyalty by Shaun Belding ISBN: 978-1-63393-693-5 Available September 24, 2018



Available September 24, 2018


By now, most of our blog followers know we read a lot of business related books. Out of the many, many books on customer service, I (David) would have to say that The Journey to WOW: The Path to Outstanding Customer Experience and Loyalty by Shaun Belding is by far the best.

One of the strongest points Belding makes is that outstanding customer service is a moving target.  Back in the 1960s, a store would be considered to be outstanding if they had convenient parking and a clean restroom.  Those things are now expectations and not an example of outstanding customer service.

Belding takes his readers on a delightful journey (imagine an old redneck using terms like “Delightful”) with a young man who is tasked with improving his company’s customer experience.

This book reads a little like Who Moved My Cheese.  By this we mean that there is a story that, at first glance, is just a cute little story but, after a while, the reader learns that they actually learned something.


We give The Journey to WOW: The Path to Outstanding Customer Experience and Loyalty all five stars.  We wish some online booksellers would read the part where the team discusses how their customers contact them.



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Sunday, August 12, 2018

TakeME Drain Auger ASIN: B07DYBX971



We recently ordered the
TakeME Drain Auger and were well pleased.  This drain snake is listed as being  16.5 feet long on the Amazon description, but it is actually slightly longer than that by our measurement.  This is a good thing.

The drain snake also comes with a hair strainer that you can place over your tub drain to catch any hairs or soap pieces that might otherwise float down the drain.  This helps reduce the potential for future clogs.

The TakeMe Drain Auger is versatile and flexible. It bends around those hard to get to areas of your drain very easily, with just a twist or two of the snake.  

We are happy with our snake.  It is convenient since it folds up into the handle and is easy to store.  Having this snake on hand should help you avoid costly calls to the plumber and reduce the use of those nasty drain cleaning chemicals on the market.




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Purge on the Potomac by David Thomas Roberts ISBN: 978-0998770499

Available August 30 2018

As most of our blog readers know, we don’t normally read fiction.  It is very difficult to review fiction because you don’t want to give away any secrets that might spoil the book.  

On the rare occasion that we do read fiction, it is difficult to find any fiction book in keeping with our Christian values.  Too often we find books that are really cheesy romance novels, with a very little bit of plot mixed in between the raunchy sex scenes.

Purge on the Potomac (The Patriot Series) by David Thomas Roberts is different.  It is a very exciting and, at times, funny book about the very real threats we all face since many of our elected officials, at all levels, think we serve at their pleasure rather than the other way around.

It does use the Lord’s name as a curse twice, once on page 192 and again on page 316 of the paperback edition we were given as an advanced media copy for review. This explains why our star rating is not all five stars. Our review policy states up front not to send us any books with the Lord’s name used in vain.

Other than that, this book is the most exciting and interesting fiction book David has ever read.  It takes place here in the State of Texas. What is really interesting to us is that the author, David Thomas Roberts, has a scene take place on a ranch in Shiner, Texas.  Mr Roberts may be aware that there is just such a ranch, owned by the Roberts family, that resembles his description in Shiner, Texas. We know the Roberts that purchased said property is David’s maternal grandpa, Leon Wallis Roberts. He is buried in the Shiner cemetery.

The author does an outstanding job of capturing the sentiment that is held by most Texans regarding the second amendment and interference in The Great State of Texas. It is not a question of IF Texas will secede, but when.

Purge on the Potomac is the kind of book you just can’t put down.  It is very exciting right up to the last page where you have to sit back and say, “Wow”.





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