Official Review: Where's Johnny Appleseed by Jeff Kolber

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Official Review: Where's Johnny Appleseed by Jeff Kolber

Post by lesler » 18 Dec 2018, 11:01

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Where's Johnny Appleseed" by Jeff Kolber.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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In Where's Johnny Appleseed: The Way Forward to a New Global Economy by Jeff Kolber, the author writes about a new type of government called Humanitarian Socialism. In a series of essays, Mr. Kolber proposes a shift of thinking for the country's leaders, in which financial, governmental, and commercial markets are thought about differently, gently easing the numerous problems we face today as a global economy. Humanitarian Socialism is a benevolent type of socialism, where the playing fields have been leveled and reset for the global economy to start over.

Using the S.P.I.N (Symptom, Problem, Implication, and Need) technique, the author provides detailed research about the world's social and economic problems. The topics reminded me of a series of lectures in a government, in which I was thoroughly engaged. The book is thoughtfully organized in the essays, and the S.P.I.N charts at the end of each essay were a wonderful touch to enhance the reading material.

I enjoyed this book and felt that I learned quite a bit. The author is knowledgeable about this subject, and I enjoyed how he presented the material. The title was an intriguing choice that drew me to the book initially. I liked the ideas presented, and enjoyed that this book was short and quick to the point, the book is one hundred and thirty pages in length. This book had quite a few typos and grammatical errors and could use professional editing. For example, Johnny was spelled Johhny on page 98, among many capitalization errors throughout the book.

The formatting of the book was incorrect, and I had to zoom in on each page to read the words. I feel like this book needs to be optimized for its digital format. I also feel like the author's audience was this country's leaders and not the general population, but I liked his well-researched ideas and they made sense to me. I liked how concise his writing is, and I feel like I can have an informed conversation with another person about the views and ideas presented in this book. I agree with the author that our current procedure of global trade is not working, and something needs to change.

I give Where's Johnny Appleseed: The Way Forward to a New Global Economy by Jeff Kolber 3 out of 4 stars, for its interesting subject material, useful content supplements, and concise writing. I deducted a star for the lack of professional editing. I recommend this book for any reader who enjoys reading about political and economic issues and how to solve them.

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Post by kandscreeley » 06 Jan 2019, 10:38

I appreciate that the author discusses not only the problems but how to solve them. That's something many books fail to do. However, it's not a subject that interests me, though it probably should. Thanks anyway.
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Post by melissy370 » 06 Jan 2019, 15:16

I don't think this is a book I am interested in. However, you have given some really good pointers for the author and hopefully they utilize them. Good review.

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Post by esthersamone » 09 Jan 2019, 06:56

Based on this review, I will purchase a book for my area political leader as a gift for him. It is worth. Thanks for this review.

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Post by Sweet Psamy » 11 Jan 2019, 08:33

I'm not really interested in research findings about the world's social and economic problems. I'm not interested in reading this book. Thanks all the same.

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