The Executive Marriage Solution

The Executive Marriage Solution ISBN: 9781732503236, Robbins Flight Press, Copyright by Robbins & the author, Dr. Lisa M. Webb.

Subtitled “Transforming Boardroom Success Into Bedroom Bliss”, the author’s method is presented here in 3 Parts. Part 1 describes “The Journey: Looking Back and Moving Forward”. Part 2 discusses “The Decision: Planning for s Better Future”. Part 3 presents “The Destination: Sparking Conscious Transformation”. Each part is subdivided into sections/chapters describing and discussing the facts pertinent to the part exactly as described with Part 3 actually providing an ‘overall’ look at the emerging transformation. A list of sixty-three pertinent references are included along with the usual Dedication, Acknowledgements and provision of the author’s unique credits that support her abilities to legitimately provide such instruction.

Discussion/Conclusion: The theme of the book is to emphasize the fact that to retain a successful marital relationship, the same approach must be used as in business. That “If you refuse to buy into the idea that marriage is work, then you will be sadly disappointed.” Most executives are accustomed to directing matters as they see them and brook little if any deviation from what they believe to be best. Marriage is not in any way similar. It is a matter of ‘give and take’. Control of finances, social life, sex, housework, children all are matters that must be shared in one manner or another. Too often executives become confrontational in a situation that calls for understanding and communication. And more frequently than not, people do not understand that communication is more than ‘listening while formulating what you are going to say next’. A person must HEAR what the other individual is saying. Most frequently this may be accomplished by listening more than you talk. It also requires truthful, often painful, introspection. Numerous case histories are presented for emphasis. There is some redundancy but overall is a book from which many executives well may benefit.

5* For targeted audience.

 

Autonomous Vehicles

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES is an e-book assumed to include publishing, copyright and preparation by C. D. Leonard.

The book opens with the usual disclaimer and introduction followed by discussion of most, if not all pertinent questions and factors with respect to the rise and anticipated advancement of this rapidly advancing technology. Specifically covered are: Technological Perspective, followed by Economic, Legal, Ethical, Environmental, Political, and Socio-cultural aspects. A conclusion and references, listed chapter by chapter, concludes the presentation.

Discussion: Little can be said about this volume other than offering a strong suggestion that the book be read in its entirety and then each reader come to his/her own conclusion. It is suggested that “the US economy alone will benefit from a $7 trillion by 2050 as a direct result of embracing autonomous technologies.” Simultaneously, it should be pointed out that “Since the dawn of the industrial age, a recurrent fear has been that technological change will spawn mass unemployment. Neoclassical economists predicted that this would not happen, because people would find other jobs, albeit possibly after a long period of painful adjustment. By and large, that prediction has proven to be correct.” When the reader has thoughtfully examined each perspective set forth by the author, it is up to you to decide what path you think will be followed? And as an amusing aside for those who remember the remarkable statement offered a relatively short time ago by a prominent political figure, it aptly applies with respect to your decision – “What difference does it make?”

5* Fascinating thought producer.