I’ve just finished reading the Alan Webber book “Rules of Thumb” (52 Truths for Winning at Business without Losing Your Self)
The book is written as 52 short and readable chapters giving Alan’s thoughts and opinions after 30 years of rubbing shoulders with some of the greatest business leaders. He is also co-founder of Fast Company Magazine.
I have underlined or highlighted so many sections in the book that I can open the book at any page and find real wisdom. I just love the way Alan writes – I guess that comes from his journalistic background.
I would say that anyone interested in knowing what makes the great leaders tick and what makes the best entrepreneurs successful will enjoy this book. It is crammed with practical advice and the most impressive feature to me is the simplicity of Alan’s advice.
According to Alan it turns out leadership is about role model behaviour, integrity, simplicity and common sense. It's not about having a massive ego, pretentiousness and making lots of money.
I am so pleased that someone with the credibility and experience of Alan Webber confirms the things I've always believed in.
Thank you Alan for a brilliant book – I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I recommend it without hesitation to anyone who wants to learn how to become a better leader, manager or entrepreneur.