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The Business of Being

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I loved the author's unique perspective of using a business mindset to improve your personal life.  I was skeptical about what this book, but am glad I read it, as it was full of useful advice!
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Although the business techniques are the well known ones, the author tries to offer them in a different context.  It didn't really work for me and I didn't feel as though it fitted together enough.  The case studies and the recipes dotted about didn't really work for me.  Having said that anyone with an interest in the food industry might find this book perfect for them.  The author has a nice writing style and I think this book will be very popular with many people.  Good Luck with it.
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I was very intrigued when I came across this book. I love making food, I'm currently in business school, and I've been exploring and nurturing my spiritual side the past few years; I was excited to find a book that combined all three.

We don't tend to think of business and spirituality in the same paragraph, and there's often a disconnect in business that makes it seem soulless. I loved that the author not only connected business aspects to our daily lives, but also gave examples for how businesses can become more than financial statements and bottom lines. Some concepts translated better than others, but as a whole I really enjoyed seeing business in a different way. 

I was rather disappointed in the story of La Mandarine Bleue. Going in, I thought that story and the food would be my favorite part, the part I was most excited for, but the reality didn't meet my expectations. I'm not sure if it was based on a real story, but I found the characters a bit contrived and unrelatable, to the point where I started skipping over those sections about halfway through the book.

Overall, I would recommend this book.
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