Thursday, August 1, 2013

Book Review: Dare, Dream, Do Remarkable Things Happen when you Dare to Dream by WHITNEY JOHNSON

Title: Dare, Dream, Do Remarkable Things Happen when you Dare to Dream
Author: Whitney Johnson
Category: Self Help
Pub. Date: 04/08/2012
Publisher: Bibliomotion
Format: e-book
Pages: 272
ISBN#: 1937134121  

Synopsis:  
Whitney Johnson, popular Harvard Business Review blogger, has a goal: to help us identify and achieve our dreams. Her belief is that we can each achieve greater happiness when focusing both on our dreams and on other people in our lives. In this inspiring book, Johnson directs her attention to teaching women, in particular, a three-step model for personal advancement and happiness. She first encourages us to DARE to boldly step out, to consider disrupting life as we know it. Then she teaches us how to DREAM, to give life to the many possibilities available, whether to start a business, run a marathon, or travel the world. She shows us how to "date" our dreams (no need to commit!) and how to make space for dreams. Finally, Whitney's model brings out the businesswoman in her; she teaches us to DO, to execute our dreams. She showcases the importance of sharing dreams with others to give them life, creating your own "dream team." Rich with real stories of women who have dared to dream, DARE, DREAM, DO offers a practical framework for making remarkable things happen.    



My Review:  
I picked this book up a few months ago and thought: Okay, lets just see how author Whitney Johnson can teach me how to dare, dream and do more.  And for the most part I did enjoy reading it. 

Some of the suggestions within these pages are attainable for most, but due to other obstacles they may not be. I love the enthusiastic that was placed on the how, when and who's. 

Did I but some or all of this book in to practice? Some at times, but not all, because it was not all for me.  

So there you go, you need to pick up this one and let me know what you think. 


And so due to the above I am giving this book as of now a Breath of Life Rating of:

Four Clock Rating!!!

Disclosure: I did not receive this book in exchange for my review. But the opinions are mine, your opinion may differ, and that is fine with me.

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About the Author:
 


Whitney Johnson dared to dream when she began her Wall Street career as a secretary. With courage and persistence, by her forties she had risen to become an Institutional Investor-ranked sell-side analyst, president and co-founder of the investment firm Rose Park Advisors, and a regular contributor for the Harvard Business Review blogs.
Prior to co-founding Rose Park Advisors, Whitney was Merrill Lynch’s Senior Telecom and Media analyst for Latin America. As a sell-side equity analyst, she developed expertise in valuing publicly traded securities and in analyzing how management can create or destroy value. Whitney was rated by Starmine as a superior stockpicker vis-a-vis her peers, and became an Institutional Investor all-star within a year of becoming an analyst — an honor she was accorded for eight consecutive years.
Her investment specialty is Mexico, where the stocks she followed accounted for roughly 40% of Mexico’s market capitalization. In 2005, when Whitney left sell-side research, she had earned a coveted double-ranking in the Institutional Investor survey — #1 in Latin American media and #2 in Latin American telecoms — and was widely considered the axe on stocks under her coverage.
Whitney graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in music from Brigham Young University, having played at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Synthesis, the university’s award-winning big band. She was was born in Madrid, Spain, is fluent in Spanish, and served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montevideo, Uruguay. She currently volunteers as the director of her church’s Public Affairs Committee in greater Boston.
Having invested in her own dreams, Whitney is passionate about encouraging others to take stock in theirs. She and her husband reside with their two children in Boston, Massachusetts. 

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