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Official Review: Inside the Mind of a Successful CEO

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Inside the Mind of a Successful CEO" by David V. Mastran.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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As a freelance entrepreneur, my goal is to grow my business to the point where I'd have many people working with me. To do that, I'd need to update my management knowledge and skill regularly — both for my business and the people I'd work with. This was my motivation for opting to read and review Inside the Mind of a Successful CEO by David V. Mastran.

In this book, David draws from his wealth of experience to share vital insights that every manager needs. There are lessons for different categories of managers — unit managers, departmental managers, and senior managers. This 41-chapter book is grouped into five sections. This arrangement makes the book a smooth and seamless read. If you're in any capacity of management, this book is a must-read. This book will also appeal to people who desire management positions in their workplace.

One of the things that stood this book out from the lot was the experience the author brought to the table. David leveraged on the things he had learned as an ex-military officer, CEO of MAXIMUS, and co-owner of QuaverMusic to put together a book that would help business leaders excel in their careers. He laid the right foundation on which he built his thoughts. He went back to the basics, history, and development of management. Anyone who didn't have an idea of management would benefit from this book. David left no stone unturned in giving detailed explanations to management concepts beyond their dictionary definitions. I liked the series of practical questions that would help managers with decision-making. It was a well-put-together book — your shelf would be grateful to receive it.

There were so many things that got to me specifically in this book. However, I'd state one of them for this review. I liked how David explained the five areas managers make mistakes. The mistakes come up either in directing, controlling, understanding people, defining goals, or setting achievable goals. I was connected to this because I believe in learning from my mistakes and that of others.

What I liked most was how pronounced the author's personality was in this book. He used real-life examples and stories from his experiences at MAXIMUS and QuaverMusic to drive home most of his points. This made the book more relatable. Another outstanding thing was the use of graphical illustrations. I was particularly drawn to the pumpkin organizational chart for authority delegation.

I could read this book a thousand times and never get enough of it. It was well written and professionally edited — I didn't find any errors in it. Therefore, I rate it four out of four stars.

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Inside the Mind of a Successful CEO sounds like a book that aims to share insightful and legitimate advice. I enjoyed reading your review, thank you!

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As a freelance entrepeneur myself, I beleive I'd def have to check this book out. Thanks for the insightful review. Good job!
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A valuable piece indeed. Well-done.

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This novel seems like an interesting and educational, I'm most definitely looking forward to reading it

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Post by AnnOgochukwu »

It is an interesting factor that the author actually wrote about himself. It requires a lot of self discovery for a person to be able to properly and informatively write about himself or herself, and a greater sense of understanding for one to work effectively in a leadership/managerial capacity.
And, I believe that the five mistakes of managers pointed by the author, would apply to everyone one.
Nice review.

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Thank you for your review. I appreciate that the author took management concepts and shows how he applies them. This is one I'd like to read.

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Thank you for an amazing review. This novel seems educational and engaging. I enjoyed reading your review

Good job.

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The book is very interesting and i recommended young children who wants to become successful in businesses

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I think I need to read this book. I really loved the entire concept. Thanks for the amazing review.

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As a practising entrepreneur,I will read this book.Great review.

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Priyanka2304 wrote:
24 Jul 2020, 22:14
I think I need to read this book. I really loved the entire concept. Thanks for the amazing review.
I agree with you.

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Nice review
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Post by Patrick Maina1 »

I like your review of this book.It captures what would help managers become successful in management.

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