Book Of The Week: Seeing The Big Picture

(Last Updated On: October 22, 2021)

It’s that time of the week again where we reveal our brand new Book of the Week! This week, we have a self-help book for business & entrepreneurialism that was published back in May 2012. Autor Kevin Cope covers the topic of business acumen, sharing with those that read “the five business drivers”. Here’s why Seeing The Big Picture is our book of the week!

Book Of The Week

Seeing The Big Picture

Seeing the Big PictureWith it’s full title of ‘Seeing The Big Picture: Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career & Company’, this book written by Kevin Cope is an MBA in 180 pages. The book covers the complexities of a wide range of companies, simplifying them into five drivers of a business. Those are: cash, profit, assets, growth & people. Cope goes in-depth on each of these drivers, emphasising how to balance them to create business success, as well as detailing each driver.

It’s safe to say that Kevin Cope knows what he is talking about, as the founder of Acumen Learning – a world-renowned school for learning everything business-related. Kevin Cope always references ‘the big picture’ – something every business person should be looking at when starting a business, as well as running it day-to-day. The five simple drivers that are the main aspects of a successful business should be balanced and should also contribute to the overall big picture – Cope will tell you everything you need to know.


Our Book Reviews

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The book connects with many that read, due to the simplicity of regular, common, every-day examples that highlight efficiency. Each of the seven habits are broken down into thorough detail, with a plethora of knowledge and understanding there to guide you through.

Principles: Life & Work – Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio is an American investor and hedge fund manager with a net worth alleged to be over $20 billion. No doubt he possesses valuable knowledge on how to navigate the world – both through the eyes of an investor and entrepreneur.

Bill Gates remarked “Ray Dalio has provided me with invaluable guidance and insights”. Tony Robbins found the book “to be truly extraordinary”. This book is not just a book describing the mechanisms by which to become a more successful business leader but a guide on the philosophises of how to impart critical thinking across your entire life.

Buy Then Build

Buy Then Build is a refreshing read, putting a different perspective on entrepreneurialism. By definition, an entrepreneur is someone who starts their own business. Buy Then Build suggests – why start your own, when you can acquire a business and grow it yourself?

Emphasis is also placed on the elephant in the room when concerning growth – capital. Walker Deibel explains how to spend a fraction of the time raising capital and expediting the process of increasing revenue. He also guides you through the acquisition process providing you with plenty first-hand insights highlighting potential breaks and pitfalls that you should always be aware of.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

There’s a number of reasons why The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck has been on the New York Times’ bestselling book list for 212 consecutive weeks. Blogger Mark Manson has written one of the best self-help books of the generation, and is widely popular.

With minimal sugar-coating, and a refreshing perspective, combined with Manson’s willingness to tell it like it is, this bestseller really is an honest and to-the-point book. One common theme throughout is for society to embrace fears, faults and uncertainties, so we can emphasise the courage, responsibility and honesty that we seek.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

A true behemoth when it comes to self-help literature. Over 30 million copies sold globally – its reputation precedes it. Some would argue that some of the language used is somewhat outdated. However ultimately, Dale Carnegie reinforces principles in the social and professional sphere that have always and will always stand the test of time. 

It is a book that can add value to all your relationships, be it professional or personal. For anyone wishing to expand or reinforce their understanding of human interactions and leadership, without doubt this book is a must read.

Way Of The Wolf

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If you’ve watched the 2013 film, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, then you’ll know who Jordan Belfort is, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film. Four years later, in 2017, Belfort released ‘Way Of The Wolf’ to help sales teams and businesses. His method of the Straight Line system has been tried and tested by Belfort himself, and the book reflects on his personal experiences and journey throughout his profession.

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