“Walk the Talk” Book Reviews
BookYap only recommends books that have passed the careful selection criteria of Phong Nguyen, an entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience through both a formal education (including a BA and an MBA) and the “school of hard knocks.” Phong has found and run multiple businesses, and he constantly reads and gains insights and practices from world proven experts. Then he applies what he’s learned to grow businesses, both for himself and for his clients.
In addition, he’s spending the last 12+ years running a digital marketing firm, managing a team of remote and contract employees. Phong knows how to lead teams to adapt and innovate during constant changes in the marketplace – changes that will only speed up in today’s global economy.
As working from home becomes the new normal, Phong occasionally shares insights on working from home and other related topics to help others adapt quickly to new changes. He also shares tips on how those working from home can create additional revenue streams online.
All the tips Phong provides are free, with no sign-up requests, for anything. Often advice like this comes with promises of easy, money-generating business opportunities; but successful business requires hard work, smart work, determination, patience and continual learning. There are no shortcuts, period. If you want to learn from a real entrepreneur who walks the walk (and is not just a wantrepreneur), then Phong Nguyen’s insights will definitely benefit you.
BookYap's Review: People often assume that achieving career success, or earning millions of dollars, will make them happy. However, it’s clear that money (as evidenced by many examples of depression and… Read more
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