Saturday, June 2, 2018

Book Review - Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen by Steve Sims

I enjoy reading what I call "business books", because they are usually filled with several case studies I've never heard of an interesting takes and approaches to looking at the world.

Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen by Steve Sims is a nonfiction book filled with stories and advice from master concierge Steve Sims. It is available as an eBook, Audiobook, and those paper things your grandparents used to read..

The Good

Stories. The first half of this book is filled with great stories of how the author got to where he is and how he's made amazing things happen. Some are almost unbelievable.

Advice. Steve Sims has some excellent advice on how to make things happen and how to improve ones communication that applies to all people in many different situations. He presents it in a very straightforward, simple way to understand and apply.

The Bad

Repetition. The author repeats himself word for word many, many times, and it just wasn't necessary. If you want to re-emphasize the points or make sure the reader catches the important ideas, repeat them with some variation.

What I Would Like to Have Seen

I wish the author had included more stories of what he's done and how. The beginning are filled with them, but then he stops and just gives advice with few illustrations. I also wish he'd go into more details with his stories and not just say he made it happen but show us how.


Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen by Steve Sims is an interesting and informative look at how to get things done, improve your relationships, make your dreams come true, and improve your communication dashed with interesting and almost unbelievable true stories of how the author did those very things. I give this book a solid 4.5 out of 5 eReaders.


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