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The Unraveling by JP Franklinn focuses on Kyle Stone, who is married to Suzette and has two kids. He runs a company, and David is his vice. While Kyle was at his favorite restaurant discussing with Jim, two gentlemen approached him and asked him to follow them to a limousine waiting outside the restaurant. He refused at first but followed them after a gun was pointed at him. Meanwhile, he discovered that Howard, Kyle's franchisee, was planning a conspiracy with his partner in Chicago, Peter, to take over Kyle's company. Kyle consulted David for advice on how to stop the conspiracy. Then he decided to explore the advice he had received from David. Will he succeed? Where were they taking Kyle to? Will he be able to salvage his company? These are questions you will get answers to when you read this engaging book.
There were a lot of lessons I learned from this book. I like the persona of Kyle. He is very sensitive and listens to the opinions of others. Persons that find themselves in such a position as Kyle are usually bossy and don't care about other people's opinions. That is not the case with Kyle; he listens to everyone, down to the cleaner of his company. Listening to people has a way of making them feel valued and important.
Also, Kyle depicted the character of a good manager. He knows how to treat his employees and his subordinates. Anytime he gives an assignment to his subordinates, he gives them the autonomy to carry it out themselves and gives an appraisal afterward. This is better than exerting so much control over an employee. This will reduce the initiative of such an employee. Despite several betrayals he got, especially from those close to him, he never stopped being good and kindhearted.
Some of the abbreviations used in the book, especially at the beginning, were not given their full meaning so that the reader could properly understand and follow the flow. For instance, an abbreviation like LZ did not prevent me from enjoying the book. This implies that there was nothing I disliked about the book. The author arranged the pace at which the story progressed so well that I was so engrossed and eager to know the outcome of the next scene.
I found only one error in this book, which shows that it was professionally edited. As a result, I will give it a rating of five out of five stars. I could not deduct any stars because I enjoy every bit of it, and there is no reason to do so. I will recommend this book to anyone interested in owning a company because they will learn the challenges and hurdles that come with it and avoid them.
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