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Reviewing Arese Ugwu’s The Smart Money Tribe

When Arese Ugwu, author of the international bestseller, The Smart Money Woman announced on her Instagram that the sequel to her book was available for pre-order, I was fuelled with excitement.

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Reviewing The Books I Read In The Second Quarter of 2019

At the beginning of the year, I set a reading goal to read two fictions and one non-fiction every month, to foster both my writing skills and mental wellbeing. Even though I was not meeting this goal, I became more intentional about my reading and talked about its benefits in this first quarter recap.

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Books I Read In the First Quarter of 2019

At the beginning of the year, I set a reading goal: To read two fictions and one nonfiction every month.

The journey to meeting my reading goal has been interesting, even though not completely successful.

It is in the bid to meet my monthly reading target that I have met both awesome authors and the beautiful characters they created.

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Book Review: Soar! By Bishop T. D. Jakes

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Book Review: The One Minute Manager

Authors: Kenneth Blanchard, PhD & Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Publisher: William Marrow and Company, Inc

Year published: 1982

ISBN: 0-425-09847-8

The One Minute Manager is a ninety-page book on simple effective management skills described by the authors to “increase productivity, profits, and your own prosperity.”


For the purpose of convenience, I divided it into three parts.

The first part talks about the story of a bright young man who wanted to be an effective manager; a manager who is able to manage himself and the people he works with so that both the organization and the people profit from his presence. His quest leads him in search of one, but he only finds managers who were skewed to either of two extremes. Either they were “tough,” and the people they worked with suffering. Or they were “nice,” and the organisation itself suffered. These kinds of managers were only partially effective. He eventually hears of a special manager somewhere, who was an effective manager and who was also willing to share with him his success secrets. He heard that people liked to work for this man and they produced great results together.

The second part talks about where he meets this manager and begins an exciting and enthralling journey towards unravelling these success secrets. There are just three of them.

The third part talks about how he becomes an effective One Minute Manager himself and commits to sharing his wisdom with others.

The term “One Minute Manager” was used to remind each of us to take one minute out of our day to look into the faces of the people we manage and realize that they are our most important resources.

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt

It’s an easy-to-read book. One that I enjoyed reading. Its principles are profound, yet very practical. I’ve applied the principles learnt from this book and I have seen it transform my life into something healthier, happier and more productive.

When someone asks me to lend them a book, without thought, it’s the first book I usually offer them. What’s best? It a book you can finish in one day and tick off a reading challenge, should you take up one.

Have you read it? What are your thoughts?

Ti Voglio Bene,

Annie. ❤

Ps: I have the book both in hardback and pdf formats. Indicate interest in the comments section and you’d have it delivered to your e-mailbox pronto.