Antonio Ban-Clooney

Love Works by Joel Manby

I won this book.

I bought two tickets to a Young Business Leaders breakfast, replaced a cancelled buddy with a new one, grabbed me some orange juice and a sausage biscuit, and took a seat alongside hundreds of others like me.

Manby entered stage left following an ample introduction from which I learned that his claim to fame includes a cameo in Undercover Boss. Neato.

I quickly surmised that this man had the good looks of a slightly aged Antonio Banderas and sounded very much like George Clooney, and not much else mattered to me for the rest of the day.

However, my encounter with George Banderas was highlighted when he gave away two of his books, and my name was called first!

Little did he know, I’m sure, that it would actually be read and critiqued.

Recently, Proverbs 21:31 has been ever on my mind.

“The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.”

Conversation on the subject has ensued amongst my peers; spiritual and physical applications have contextually risen, but the most prevalent sentiments revolve around the idea of work.

Specifically, our pursuit for corporate superiority; I admit I possess a few ounces of this ambition.

Fortunately, it is possible to thrive in corporate America and still be a respectable human being, an ideology driven home by Joel Manby in Love Works, though his delivery is far better and worded differently.

For those who find themselves with similar ambitions and intend to remain genuinely compassionate as a business leader, this book will assist with preparing that horse.

It is a tool that will be kept in my arsenal for years to come. Good job, Joel. I appreciate you.

Grow Your Mind; Keep Your Mind; Read A Book!

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