Book Review: Power Of The Positive No

I picked up this book after attending a 2007 FileMaker Developer Conference session called ABOUT THE PARTNERING WITH CLIENTS FOR SUCESSFUL LONGTERM RELATIONSHIPS. This session was given by Molly Thorsen Connolly of Soliant Consulting Inc.

I liked this presentation and Molly did something that I had not seen in a presentation at the developers conference before. She had small footers on many of her slides regarding reading material to learn more about a particular topic. Perhaps this is a common practice but again I’ve never seen anything like that at DevCon and I thought it was a wonder touch.

A combination of things steered me towards this book in Molly’s list. First I was intrigued by the premise. That No can be a very powerful ally in getting the overall yes. Also I like the idea that I could easily purchase it off iTunes and I had a health credit of iTunes gift cards in which to spend.

Link To The Book On Amazon
The Power of a Positive No: How to Say No and Still Get to Yes

All in all, I liked the book and the audio recording. I listened to the entire thing on my iPod while logging some miles on various nature trails in the Seattle area. I do have to warn you that this book might build an urge to exercise your No. You may find yourself at the office saying no to things you really DO NOT have an opinion about. At times, it is a little over analytical on the various aspects of the answer no and all its nuances.

On a whole, I was ready to finish the book much earlier than it let me. I will read it again sometime in the near future. Perhaps just 10 or 15 minutes at a time instead of a large dose. I liked it, I recommend it and glad Molly introduced it to me.
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