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The Art of Profitability

I have to admit that when I first picked up The Art of Profitability I wasn’t expecting to be as good as it turned out to be. It was good. The only negative I can say is that I didn’t like the overly descriptive and colorful story telling, it was a little too much for me. But the content by far more than makes up for it.

This book is all about the different profit models, not on how to maximize your existing profit model. It CLEARLY explains the difference between the many different profit models. And not only does it explain but it also gives many examples of each profit model.

One aspect of the book I really appreciated was the effort the author went through to create “assignments” for the student Steve in the book. Having had already read several of the “assignments” beforehand (books the student had to read), I found they were very appropriate. And the ones I didn’t I’ll probably pick up.

Overall a good book which I recommend. Even if you’ve already defined your profit model for your business, you might be in for a surprise. If I rate this book on the revenues it will make for me compared to it’s cost and time to read, I’m way ahead.

Therefore I recommend the book The Art of Profitability.

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  •     Bob
    · January 30th, 2008  · 8:21 pm  · Permalink

    Probably you meant to use profitability in the title 😉

  •     Steph
    · January 30th, 2008  · 8:30 pm  · Permalink

    Hi Bob,

    Thank you for pointing that out!!

    Of course the only typo has to be in the title, which is in turn used for the URL… Murphies Law at work.

  •     Joshua
    · January 30th, 2008  · 11:18 pm  · Permalink

    Bob, you know.. if you’re not going to read that book any further.. well uh.. I could use a donation. Besides, you could sign it for me and send it my way! What can I say, I’m a fan. 😉

  •     Joshua
    · January 30th, 2008  · 11:19 pm  · Permalink

    Steph, I mean.. somehow Bob stuck in my head after reading that.. jeez. See why I need to read more books!

  •     Steph
    · February 2nd, 2008  · 12:10 pm  · Permalink

    I’d send it your way Joshua except that I’m sure I’ll be referring to it many many times in the future. It’s also a book I’ll read many times, to remember all the different profit models. There’s some great info in there!

    And thank you. It’s great to hear you enjoy reading the blog!

  •     Joshua
    · February 3rd, 2008  · 11:18 pm  · Permalink

    That’s OK. Can’t blame a guy for trying. 😉

  •     Steph
    · February 4th, 2008  · 9:50 pm  · Permalink

    Hi Joshua,

    I think it’s great that you asked! You won’t get anything if you don’t ever ask. So don’t ever stop asking 🙂

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